When humor goes, there goes civilization. ~Erma Bombeck

January 4, 2009

Rocky Mountain Oysters

I was just visiting Jenners at Life With a Little One and More reading her disgusting yet amusing interview with Mr. Grossman at his ice cream shop. This brought back memories of my own. Yes I can say I have eaten Rocky Mountain Oysters. (Bull Testicles) I would say they taste like.....hmmm.......Bull Testicles. They also are a little rubbery for my liking. Kind of like eating a Super Ball. I don't like food that bounces around in my mouth. They can batter those things up as much as they like, but they are still , what they are.
What brought me to eating Bull organs you might ask, well it was my friend, I'll call her Annette.(because that is her name) We took a youth group on a Pioneer Trek in Wyoming. (no not just the two of us, there was a bunch of us idiots out there) I'll tell you about it one day. I'll also tell you about Annette's experience with diarrhea while on said Trek. In the middle of the night. In the middle of nowhere. On the flat flat plains of Wyoming. Nothing around but a bunch of cows, us idiots, and a full moon. Two full moons that night.
Oh I can't stop laughing! Give me a minute............ she didn't even have toilet paper.......Oh......my! That was a crappy night. O.K. I think I can go on now.
Anyway Annette and her hubby, I must say if I am ever stuck out in the middle of nowhere I want to be stuck with Blaine (Annette's husband) and Papa. ..... That doesn't sound quite right. They are both very handy in a pinch..... I don't know if that sounds right either. I don't care I am moving on with this lame story.
Anyway there is a town in Wyoming, Atlantic City. I bet many, many of you have been there. There are 3 houses that are lived in, and about 500 that are abandoned. I think it's an old mining town. There is also one restaurant. I don't remember the name. It is a unique little place full of Motorcycle gangs, hard women, and us little Mormon pioneer trekkers. We had been out in the dirt and muck for 4 days. I think we fit in just fine.
Annette told us we had to try the RMO's. I said o.k. get me a couple of beers first. (kidding) I had * whiskey. Washed those suckers right down.
The good thing about that experience? Now that Papa knows I'll eat those things for dinner he dares not to mess with me.
Give it a try girls, and tell me if your man isn't a little scared afterwards.
*Really means Pepsi with lots of ice.


tara @ kidz said...

Oh you are a very bold little recipe-sharing, Mormon nana, aren't you?!? Bull genitalia, your dream of being stuck with not one but two men out in the prairie, whiskey..... Hmmmm, I think your bishop really ought to know about this! ;O)

Eileen said...

Oh, I can't stop laughing. Like eating a super ball?! I couldn't do it. Just couldn't.

AndreaLeigh said...

oh dear. I thought this was about oysters, of which i'm not a fan, but bull testicles? no thank you very much.

JANE said...

Well Nana, I've done it also. Not the Pioneer hike but the "Mountain Oysters" as we called them growing up in Ga. MyBF's dad would have a men's meeting where they would cook, hang out, whatever they did and they cooked em one night and Big John brought them home for us to try. And we did, and I did NOT like them. Actually I think it was the thought of what they really were. Plus we were only in our early 20's and had not become wise food critics at that point. But I will never forget it, LOL!!

Mama Wheaton said...

You sure do know how to tell a story. I've eaten squid and I thought they were chewy but not as chewy as octopus (yuck). So I think I'll skip eating anything else chewy or bouncy.

Buttercream Cottage said...

We are Italian and have squid every Christmas Eve. We use to eat snails in red sauce. I don't think I would try the Rocky Mountain Oysters but I have to say they look great.

ann said...

I see you have a lemonade award.Now you have 2.ha.Please come by and pick up your other one.Guess we all think you're a pretty neat person,huh?Ann

Sera said...

I have friends here in Colorado that keep getting me to try the RMO. One friend has fresh ingredients; and by fresh I mean he will walk right out on his land pick the bull and get those testicles as you watch in horror! MMM bull testicles! I loved it, "I don't like food that bounces around in my mouth." That statement paired up with the "naughtiness" of the rest of your blog made my day (I will have naughty thoughts all day..Thanks!) Love you!

nikkicrumpet said...

You got me LAUGHING like a crazy woman. I love the Picture on your sidebar that goes with this hysterical story. I love the whole "I'll call her Annette" because that's her name...You crack me up! And I like to think of myself as having eaten just about every kind of wild animal due to the fact I grew up in a hunting family...but I would not could not no way ever eat a testical or any other genitalia!!! I don't care if they did deep fry it! Now the Pepsi...yeah that works REAL GOOD! Thanks for the laughs. I'm gonna be giggling about this one for awhile.

Lisa Petrarca said...

You are too funny! I must say I haven't had the"pleasure" of eating the bull testicles, but that's just because I haven't been tricked into it.

I was tricked into eating frog legs once. "Try some little baby chicken legs," my parents told me, "Aren't they cute." Tasted like chicken, but I couldn't get over the whole frog thing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll definitely be stopping by often, you're such a crack up!

Carole said...

OMG You are too flippin funny Nana!