We ate all of our meals at the Native American Longhouse (Mission Center) during our time in Omak, WA for Ashley’s service. The food was really great, and on the last night a few venison recipes were added to the dinner buffet line, according to custom.
Katee: “What’s that?”
Trevor: “A sandwich.”
Katee: “Duh, I know it’s a sandwich, but what’s in it?”
Trevor: “Mountain tuna.”
Trevor: “It’s deer meat all ground up and mixed with mayonnaise like tuna.”
Katee: “So why don’t you just call it a deer sandwich?”
Trevor: “Cuz it’s Mountain Tuna.”
A native man who overheard their conversation offered Katee his sandwich, so she politely accepted it and took a huge bite.
Katee: “Now that there is some damn good Mountain Tuna!”
Later I asked Katee if she liked the sandwich and she said, “No, it was really weird, but I had to eat it and act like it was all delicious since that man gave it to me.”
Me: “Well that was very nice of you.”
Katee: “I liked the deer jerky though. It was so chewy and…deer-y?”
Sarcastically: “Oh sure Mom…all the time!”
Mom: “Well you really should try them. They’re delicious!”
Rea: “…Did your mom just say that testicles are delicious…?”
Me: “Yes. Yes she did.”
We went to a Lebanese restaurant tonight (Nicholas Restaurant in Portland, OR) for a friend’s birthday dinner, and I tell you what; the Lebanese know how to make some stinking good food! Who knew that so much love and deliciousness could be wrapped up inside a grape leaf?
I was just remembering back a few years ago when Ellen Degeneres had her sitcom, and it was a HUGE deal for her character to come out as a lesbian, so instead she said that she was Lebanese. I almost made a joke tonight about being a lesbian in a Lebanese restaurant, but considering that I’d already gone all junior high with my falafel ball jokes (how are you enjoying your balls tonight? Those are some big balls you got there, etc.) I decided to quit while I was ahead.
These are the kind of jokes best left for my blog.
Me: “I love how Taco Bell makes it seem like they’re using gourmet steak now in their Cantina Quesadillas when everyone knows that they’re using beef butthole-linings.”
Rea: “If your goal was to make me never want to eat at Taco Bell ever again, you have succeeded.”
4th of July 2013 Highlights:
Rea asked me what I wanted for lunch today, and I suggested Thai, Mexican, or Chinese food.
Rea: “Are you kidding me right now?”
Rea: “You can’t eat ethnic food on the 4th of July! That’s just not even Patriotic.”
We ended up enjoying a delicious BBQ lunch at Famous Dave’s where the slogan is, “If it walks or flies, we can BBQ it!” I’m just guessing, but it’s probably not a very Vegan or Vegetarian friendly restaurant…
Redeeming my Patriotic-ness by singing Lee Greenwood‘s “Proud to Be an American” at the top of my lungs with Rea on our way to St. Paul, Oregon’s 4th of July Rodeo. Tickets courtesy of Joe and Dot. So excited!
Favorite quotes from the evening:
“It just ain’t a proper rodeo unless you get some cow dung slung on your lap.”
Rodeo Announcer: “Just look at those handsome bulls. They were born to BUCK!”
Rea: “What’d he just say?!”
Rea: “Did you see that?”
Me: “See what?”
Rea: “That Boy sure did walk by me and wipe a mess of sugar on my belly with his greeezy (greasy) elephant ear!”
This is one example of why I would never volunteer to be a judge on “Chopped” – Chef: “I am going to make a tongue dish that has never been done before!”
Seared beef tongue with a garbanzo bean and anchovies cream sauce.
My Mom used to make beef tongue for dinner when I was a kid, and the tongue would still be stained green from eating grass. Mmmmmm…Nothing like a giant, green cow’s tongue to get your taste buds buzzing!