Re: [gardeners] Re: Grits

Harry Boswell (
Wed, 29 Dec 1999 09:45:44 -0600

I had a friend who couldn't stand to eat food mixed together.
He would separate everything into separate piles on his plate.
At a salad bar, everything went into separate piles, to be eaten

When his wife would get really peeved with him, she would make
a caserole of some sort - it would drive him up a wall.

Nice guy, but wierd about food...

-----Original Message-----
From: Allen and Judy Merten <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Re: Grits

>    I'm with you. All that food has it's own place on the plate. It should
stay there.
>It'll get mixed just fine after it is eaten.
>    Some things like soup and stew, stir fry, etc. are supposed to be all
mixed up,
>that's ok.
>    Allen
>    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
>bsk wrote:
>> We had fried eggs, bacon, grits, toast, milk and OJ this morning. NOTHING
got mixed
>> other than the sugar and butter on the grits and maybe a few pieces of
>>     My word people! If you mix your grits with eggs and whatever else is
on the plate
>> you just ain't slopped enough hogs! Even seen hog slop? Get a plate full
of food and
>> mix it all together. Now you have a idea at least but you still don't
have the true
>> educational experience of it all. Just hard to add the sour and pig poop
smell when
>> the food is fresh like that. Slop a few pigs though and I promise you
those smells
>> will just pop right  into you snoz next time you mix all your food up
like that.
>>      On a gardening note maybe some people just like to get the plate all
mixed up
>> and ready for the composting stomach.
>> zone 7a
>> aka " Ranchmama "
>> *************************************
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Harry Boswell" <>
>> > On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, penny x stamm wrote:
>> > > I know somebody else who mixes scrambled eggs, bacon  and butter into
the grits.
>> Is that allowed, or should i lock the door against her...?
>> > >
>> **********************************
>> > Scrambled eggs should be served beside the grits, never mixed with.
Naturally, some
>> >inadvertent mixing will occur on the plate.  This is considered
Darwinian, and as
>> such >is perfectly fine.  But to deliberately combine the two before
serving is
>> taboo.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Harry