Sherry has a signature meal, Pinto beans, cornbread, lettuce slaw and salmon patties. One of my favorites. Our cornmeal is kept in a Tupperware container, sealed.
When she started to fix cornbread, she said, uh oh, and brought the container over, look at the cornmeal. It was full of little tiny bugs. Of course I am a smart aleck, “No problem the heat will kill them and we will have extra meat.”
Not funny, I can see that because at my suggestion of a substitute she answered, “NO we are not having rice, we will go get some corn meal.”
“NO WAY!” I stuck to my guns, all the way to the store and back! (smile).
She would not allow me to remove all ‘em bugs, she threw two pounds of cornmeal away!
Now with the silliness out of the way, how did them little dudes and dudesses get in that Tupperware? The had to be there all the time, right? Why did they just decide to be born and mess up my girl’s day? That is a mystery to me.
(To the net for answers)
So they are Weevils, small beetles. The eggs get thru somehow in the processing, and hatch under certain conditions. If placed in a freezer for 4 days will kill all the eggs that possibly got thru.
Of course on the internet some guys agreed with me, hatched they are just extra protein, so enjoy it. (smile) Maybe we will try the freezing technique.
Anyway we did have a great meal after we made the trip to ‘Save a Lot’.
At least I know more about them WEEVILS, cause they were:
just looking for a home,
just looking for a home.
The 1940 Cars, The boxy look is about gone but now, WWII was looking us square in the face:
For a kid in the 1950’s, the 1934 ford was preferred, but next was the 1940 Ford Coupe. In our hometown I think Bobby Ferguson had the best one.