For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 1 year ago

    Shoe leather, John. It’s what’s for dessert when you’ve just stuck your foot into your mouth for the 4,836,371st time.

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    Except for the liver, everything else tastes delicious. I even don’t give a darn if shoe leather’s gonna be my dessert.

  3. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 1 year ago

    Well, I’m with you on the liver, temploSUD (I despise liver with every fiber of my being!). However, I don’t have a problem with spinach (I have always loved it), but creamed squash? Eww!

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve eaten liver without liking it much, but the idea of eating what amounts to the garbage can of the body is not an attractive one. Consider what the liver’s job is to do.

  5. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I’m with you on that one, Nab. It doesn’t taste that good and where it’s been, no one knows.

  6. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, over 1 year ago

    Well, It’s not like the cow’s been marinating itself at the bar every week or taking antipsychotics and benzos for a lifetime.

  7. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Liver with spinach and creamed squash? Why would a mother make a meal she knows everybody hates? If my mother didn’t like it, she didn’t cook it. As it happened, she liked liver, so we had to eat it occasionally.

  8. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 1 year ago

    Liver has lots of iron and is one of the best foods for you. The secret is not to overcook it….a few minutes on each side is fine. Creamed squash? Again, spinach has lots of iron which is excellent for the blood. One thing to note…all these items are quite cheap…and it indicates that John’s salary is not enough to keep up with the cost of living.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    My mom was a British cook — this meant we had well-cooked meats and boiled veggies regularly. Spuds were a staple, and we could always count on her gravy…but her specialty was dessert. We had little to spend on fancy cuts of meat or fresh stuff out of season, so we had canned peas, frozen carrots, liver, beef hearts, chicken neck soup, corned beef and cabbage, and other dishes that, when left on the plate for any length of time, had about as much appeal as compost on a hot day. But…the promise of a good dessert was enough to make us chow down just about anything.

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    Mom made the best pastry in the world. Her puddings were to die for. She made tapioca pudding and caramel cream, chocolate and vanilla and rum butter sauce — all of which were great on ice cream if poured straight from the saucepan. There was pineapple fluff, apple brown betty, treacle tart, and cakes. There were muffins and doughnuts, cinnamon whirls, cookies, and bread. She made stuff from scratch, rarely using her massive recipe collection. Ingredients and measurements she just knew. At a time when everyone was struggling to get by, we were fortunate. Using dessert as a bribe for eating the main course might have been the wrong thing to do, but it worked!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve heard tell that liver can be made palatable. But I have rarely eaten liver.

  11. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I despise liver – for the texture more than the taste. Pretty much the same with any offal – kidneys etc.


    However, my wife (who loves liver – she’s British) makes a wonderful chicken liver pate with chicken livers, onions, garlic, herbs and boiled egg with a dash of alcohol (brandy, sherry or rum). Once the texture has been “fixed” by running through a blender I really enjoy the stuff.


    She also makes a great steak and kidney pie … but leaves the kidney bits big so I can fish them out. That way I get the taste but not the texture.

  12. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    Elly’s meal looks like mush on a plate … Doesn’t she know anything about matching the textures of different foods ?

  13. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 1 year ago

    @legaleagle48

    Yup.

  14. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 1 year ago

    I think Elly needs to take a cooking class – or at least watch Food Network – or was it even on then?

  15. sottwell

    sottwell said, over 1 year ago

    The heme iron in liver and red meat has actually turned out to be very bad for the heart. And the myth that spinach is rich in iron was caused by a clerical error when the clerk was recording the amount of iron, it has no more iron than any other leafy vegetable.

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