Monday, August 25, 2008

MTC update

OK, I think we might have to re-think this idea of trying new foods. Saturday night was a little on the traumatic side.
Zacky was "called" to the Atlanta, Georgia Mission. For our new meal we ate Frogmore Stew.

This is simply corn on the cob, new red potatoes, Old Bay seasoning, smoked sausages, and shrimp. It was actually kind of fun. Once it all is cooked you cover your kitchen table with newspapers and then you drain the "stew". Once drained, you dump it out onto the table and everyone digs in. That was the fun part. Apparently, I didn't feel as if it was different enough from our usual foods so I decided to add clams.

Bad idea.

We were hoping that everyone would just try one clam. At first it wasn't too bad. Erasers don't have too much taste after all. Then, on my third chew, liquid gushed out of something and I nearly gagged. However, I noticed that the others were doing their best to be brave and they were trying it. Success! They were expanding their horizons - our 'MTC' goal for the week had been accomplished!

Then came Mikey's turn. We sandwiched his clam in between two pieces of sausage to make it easier on him. Unfortunately, I don't think that helped.


He sat like this for 1/2 an hour until he finally choked it down. Ice cream for everyone!!!

15 comments:

Dad C. said...

Call DCFS!!!
What may seem like a mild teaching mechanism to one may come across as abuse to another. Aaaiiieeeeeee! Thanks for not inviting me to the frogstew feast!

Tonya said...

oh that was sad but funny at the same time. Poor kid!

Tricia said...

"E" for Effort!!!

The Hendricks Family said...

That was awesome. You have a very brave family.

Laurie M said...

Poor child...I felt the same way the last time I ate a clam...and I'll never do it again. My sister-in-law had the same experience as you with something gushing out of it...she said it was clam poop. Now how do you feel about having eaten it?

The Eggett Family said...

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME, YOU ARE SO CRUEL!!! I'm not so sure if I would serve a mission, if that's really what you HAVE to eat!

Good Luck for next week, and hey, try to take it easy on them!!!

Suzie said...

oh my gosh, the poor kid!

Mikey, come to Sister Eagar's house!

Suzie said...

hehehhe. good fact, Laurie.

Heath & Jessica said...

What a trooper. I don't know if I could have done it. Sometimes it helps to plug your nose. I won't touch clams (or oysters) anyway, they look too slimey. For certain things, I might say that I had a food allergy, mostly to spare the people the agony of watching me eat it!

Heath & Jessica said...

Okay, I don't know about lying, but I would pray for something!

Erika said...

That video is hilarious! All over a clam... it's funny how we hold food we don't like in our mouths longer then food we do, you'd think it'd be the other way around.

Brent's family has this meal every august, only it's a bit different. We call it the Annual Rasmussen Family Crab Boil. It's crabs, shrimp, clams, muscles, potatoes, corn, artichoke and seasonings all out on the table like that... good times!

Wendi Oyler said...

I think that is a great idea! I'm not very adventurous so maybe I should start now before I try your idea with my future kids.
Tim told me about your dumb it down comment on Sunday. Loved it! I complain every Sunday to Tim about the same thing.

wendy and brig said...

Poor Mikey. You can come live at our house, we will NEVER have clams here I promise. I do think your idea of getting them use to things is a cute idea. I am just not that brave. Miss all of you.

Jessica said...

awwww. He tried so hard to be tough! And he was, but dang that's gotta get to you.

I think the whole idea of Missionary food is great though. Very creative.

Haylee and JC said...

That was great.. Very brave of all your kids to try it... I know I couldn't have gotten it down.. Way to go guys!