I was busy bagging up some packages of smelts which the fishermen like to use for bait - the pike really seem to like them. While I was bagging them, DH was watching me and commented that it was a shame that they weren't the larger smelts. I innocently commented back, agreeing with him and adding that the larger smelts were nice eating. Well, you should have seen his jar drop! What??? Yes, I said, we used to have smelts for supper when I was a kid and I really enjoyed them. Well, you would have thought I had suggested eating slugs! Now, while DH was giggling hysterically and running for the phone so he could tell all and sundry that his wife eats "chub", whatever that is, I was remembering this was one of my favourite meals! And my absolute favourite dessert was hot cooked macaroni with canned milk and brown sugar on it. And we ate organ meats long before we knew they were good for you - we ate them because they gave "the guts" away to anyone who wanted them.
So, my question is what weird and wonderful foods do you remember from the good old (broke) days? And second question, how can I get even with the giggler?