Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Eels! Eels! We Like Lots Of Eels!


Yesterday evening while excavating the freezer I found a bag of frozen eels. Bert was ecstatic for he'd forgotten we still had them. He has only recently discovered the joy of eels and he cannot believe he lived until the ripe old age of 48 before tasting them. Those of you who know him personally will hardly be surprised he took to the Lough Neagh delicacy, as eels, like most of Bert's favourite foods, fall into the category known as 'close to minging'.

That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of eel myself but in moderation only. I couldn't gorge myself on them nor eat them on consecutive days.

Bert fried a huge panful of them, ate two helpings and set aside a large portion for today's lunch. I merely nibbled on two small pieces.

When I returned from work this evening I asked him,

Did you have a nice day darling?


He answered,

No. I had a terrible day.

Why? What happened?

Well you know the eels I was keeping for lunch? I refried them and they were just perfect. My mouth was watering for them. I was even singing an eely song while I was buttering my sodas and making my tea.

The one that goes, 'Eels! Eels! we like lots of eels!' sung to the air of the Bavarian Drinking Song?

Aye. That one.


What happened? Did you burn them?


Pearlie rang over wanting me for something.


Oh God! Were you over there for ages and burned your eels useless?

No! They were out on the plate waiting to be eaten.


Oh dear.
Not...?

Yes! I came back over and there was the plate sitting where I'd left it. Not an eel in sight. The plate was spotless!


Bonnie...?
Aye! She's the only one big enough to have reached it. Not one solitary eel left....

5 comments:

Stephen Barnes said...

LOL! We had a collie who managed to jump onto the kitchen worktop, eat an entire chocolate gateau and lick the plate clean, before jumping down and pretending nothing had happened.

The only clue was a couple of minute pieces of chocolate cake still attached to her chin....

Nelly said...

Our collie would kill for chocolate. She's read all the literature and knows chocolate is rank poison for dogs but does she care...?

It's always the chin that gives them away.

Hageltoast said...

Hmm, I think Bert and Bonnie are both nuts for eating eels. With the pooch on the chocolate tho.

Mudflapgypsy said...

Friends of mine had a cat that was able to use it's back legs to lever open the fridge door so it could raid it! It probably would have eaten all the eels too.

The word verification for me was skyhay. At least it made some sense.

Hails said...

Oh... poor, poor Bert! I can just picture him singing his eely song, all happy and innocent... and to find the plate empty like that and not even have the satisfaction of wrestling the dog for the last one...

This story makes me sad. :( I feel like going in search of eels and bringing them to him. I probably won't, though.