For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago


    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 3 years 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. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 3 years 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.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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.

    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!

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

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

  10. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 3 years ago



  11. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 3 years ago

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

  12. sottwell

    sottwell said, over 3 years 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.

  13. Hildegard

    Hildegard said, over 3 years ago


    Julia Child

  14. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 3 years ago

    Beef or chicken?

  15. ghenley

    ghenley said, over 3 years ago

    All I know is that the Liver is a poison filter and can’t under stand why people would eat it.

    My mom made me eat liver and lima beans before I could go trick or treat but when I threw up in the plate, she gave in.

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