Pooh Reflecting

Pooh Reflecting
Pooh Reflecting

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sugar on lettuce

Brother John rang Mum the other day - question, did we put sugar on lettuce when we were kids?  In short, the answer is YES!  And boy, did it make lettuce taste yummy.  As well as putting sugar on lettuce on a salad plate we also used to sprinkle the sugar on the lettuce leaf and roll it up and eat it in our fingers.  This writer obviously has similar memories - but I'd question her assumption that sugar on lettuce was her mother's invention. 
The other thing we did was to make sugar rolls - fresh white bread with butter, sprinkled with sugar and rolled up.  Yummy!  This writer is one of many I discovered on the net who has similar memories, although most seem to be of a traditional sandwich with two slices of bread - we used one slice and rolled it up.  But it had to be fresh white bread.
This one also reminded me of mayonaise sandwiches which I also used to love.  Mum made her own mayonaise, as I did for many years too, but it wasn't an egg mayonaise.  Rather, it was made with a tin of Nestle Condensed  Milk, some powdered mustard and an indeterminate amount of brown malt vinegar.  Mum always used to make it in a tupperware container and the trick was to pour in the milk, then add the mustard powder and fill the container with vinegar.  This gave the right proportions.  She then used a long handled teaspoon to slowly mix the milk and vinegar.  Absolutely yummy mayonaise!  And delicious when spread on a slice of white bread and butter!
Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb I suppose - the third thing we did with sugar was to put sugar and lemon juice on pancakes - a favourite Sunday night easy tea, often eaten in front of the open fire in the loungeroom.
And while I'm at it, another favourite Sunday night tea in the loungeroom was scones and jam and cream, or crumpets and honey toasted on the open fire.

5 comments:

  1. Sooooo glad to find that someone else ate suger on rolled up lettice leaves, too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Welcome to the club! I'm glad I was able to rekindle some memories for you too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Was just telling someone at work about Lettuce and sugar, rolled up like crepes and they thought I was mad. Glad to see I am not the one one !

    ReplyDelete
  4. My mom used to sprinkle sugar on our lettuce, just to make us eat it (personally, I hated it) She claimed it was a Canadian thing that had been passed down through the family.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I just said to my step daughter about lettuce and sugar sandwich and sugar rolls , she thought I was disgusting but we were healthy and very fit in the 60s and 70s . Im so glad other's do it to xx

    ReplyDelete