Wednesday is ‘lump day’ as “Non-adventures in Cooking Week” continues …
It’s taters. Taters The Purging Lutheran found hiding behind a box of something else. These taters could have been made into a bowl of mashed potatoes, with or without lumps, but because lactic acid builds up in the mashing arm, it tires and many lumps dodge the masher. What else in a meal comes equipped with lumps? Very frequently, gravy is the answer to that question. Usually brown gravy, sometimes white gravy. Gravy whisking also leads to the build up of lactic acid in gravy whisking arms. Pockets of flour avoid being whiskered and voila! – gravy gobbetts. What other food sets the lump standard of mashed potatoes and gravy? After much soul searching, the only other food would be corn, but only in a technical sense. Corns don’t have lumps but scientific research has shown that corns are, themselves, lumps. Please feel free to use this in a trivia contest with your biker friends.
1 Samuel 9:22-24
Then Samuel took Saul and his servant and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who were invited, who were about thirty men. Samuel said to the cook, “Bring the portion that I gave you, concerning which I said to you, ‘Set it aside.'” Then the cook took up the leg with what was on it and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, “Here is what has been reserved! Set it before you and eat, because it has been kept for you until the appointed time, since I said I have invited the people.” So Saul ate with Samuel that day.