My very young nephew, Roger was a child who would rather play than eat. One evening his mother had to attend a meeting and asked a friend if she would sit with the children until she came home. My sister told her friend that she had prepared dinner for the boys and explained that Roger probably would not want to eat.
“Just put a small amount on his plate and tell him he can’t play until he has eaten it all.”
At dinner time the friend put the meal on the table and told Roger he couldn’t play until it was all gone.
She went into another room to watch TV but could still keep an eye on the boys at the table. Roger sat there for about half an hour, not eating. The sitter’s attention was on something else for a very short while and when she looked back at Roger he wasn’t at the table.
She went into the kitchen and Roger was scraping his meal into the garbage disposal.
“What are you doing?” asked the sitter.
“Well, you said I couldn’t play ‘till my food was all gone…well, it’s all gone,” remarked Roger.
2 large (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 large onion, grated
1 bottle BV Beef Extract* or a
Dash or two of tabasco
1 quart mayonnaise
Have a plentiful supply of dipping vegetables.
*BV can be bought by the case on the internet or substitute a beef soup or onion soup powder.
Marilyn Weaver is a member of the Point Pleasant Writers Guild.