I’m starting to think that some of the things I eat are not exactly normal. I grew up with eastern european parents who made things like “Galaretka,” which is basically jellied pig’s feet. It was a mixture of meat & things that sat in a wobbly gelatenous mass in a pot and my dad loved it! Polish food includes things like pork knuckles in beer sauce with sauerkraut and carp in aspic with raisins. (need a moment?) We ate things like, “Śledzie,” aka pickled herring, beetroot soup, lots of kielbasa and pickled anything. They like to pickle things in Poland – there’s even pickle soup! I still love some Polish dishes like Gołąbki and Pierogi, both of which I make myself. My parents cooked with sticks of butter and no meal was complete without sour cream but I make things my own way now. I still crave the things I ate growing up but to me, sardines and boiled potatoes are comfort foods. With a background like that, I was bound to forge my own unique food trail and the things I eat seem normal to me, but maybe they’re not. For example, here are some of my favorite treats:
~Sauerkraut straight out of the jar
~Canned sardines, straight out of the can
~Picked herring with onions
~Peanut butter sandwich on rye bread
~A wedge of raw cabbage eaten like an apple
~Cold boiled potatoes with mayonnaise
~I could still eat some galaretka but only after a beaker of czysta wodka, no ice.
If anybody has a more freakish favorite snack, maybe I can add it to my repertoire. There’s nothing you people out there are eating that can scare me. Bring it.
I am changing my name from Chemo Caps to Happy Hats because I want to make people smile when they are having a bad day! I have been sending a lot of them to nursing homes for fun. I bought a bag of mixed buttons so I can make Happy Faces on them. Here is an example of one!