Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 12:01:50 -0500


Subject: Re: ADS-L: Help with "smores" and "salad shooter"?


Wasn't that stuff called "Hobo stew" or something like that? From my

son's Scout days I recall taking some hamburger, cut up potatoes, cut up

carrots and (for the daring) some onion, wrapping it up in several layers

of foil and putting it by the hot coals. By the time dinner came around,

many people were so hungry that they ate theirs a little bit underdone.


I honestly cannot remember what we called this dish. Seems to me it was a

"something or other dinner"--a name in keeping with the mod use of

throw-away aluminum foil in the 60s ("It's quilted!"). I keep wanting to

call the concoction a "shepherd's pie," but that is a culinary horror of

another ilk (layers of hamburger, green beans, and mashed potatoes--I can

still see the stain of orange grease in the potatoes).

The Peruvians (who can afford to eat) have a dish called "churros," I

remember, that consists of a piece of bread (that looks like a stick of

corn bread) dipped into a thick chocolate pudding. I'm told that churros

are served in Spain.

Of course, one of the fast-food Mexican restaurants serves a choco-taco,

but I've not had the nerve to order one, what with people standing around

and looking at me and all.

Speaking of french bread filled with chocolate, I remember the "eclairs" we

used to get at the Dunkin' Donuts in Aberdeen, MD. One night, one of the

other dr**k people said that he didn't want to get them any more. They

were like eating a hoagie roll stuffed with filling. O the days of

unlimited saturated fat! What was life without endless steamed broccoli

and fat-free yogurt like? Do you remember?

Time to eat--if you can call it that.

Wayne Glowka

Professor of English

Director of Research and Graduate Student Services

Georgia College

Milledgeville, GA 31061