|Posted by douggoodman on October 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM|
I am eating some food from the grocery store that I think would still be there after the end of the world. I am doing this to celebrate my first novel with Severed Press, Dominion. It is available for pre-order now through October 10 on Amazon.
After the rutabagas and corn nuggets of my first meal, I was a little nervous about this one. I decided to videotape it rather than type it all up. (I am writing my second novel for SP, Goliad, so a rest from the keyboard seemed wise.)
For fun, my daughter filmed me eating the disgusting food. (Spoiler: it wasn't so disgusting.)
Here is where the video from youtube would be if I could insert it. For now, I'll just give you a picture of the food:
Looks yummy, right?
So, I started with the collard greens. It was a lot like spinach (go figure) and celery combined. Not bad, though I didn't like the smell. The pickled beets, though? A little ugh. Just a LOT of salt in those beets. Like somebody dropped a salt shaker in that jar. The part everybody here thought would be gross, the oysters, was the best. Not on the video, I later tried one with a cracker, and it was even better.
Willingness to eat again to survive the apocalypse: 4 I could do a few meals, and I would push down more beats and smoked oysters than baby corn nuggets and rutabagas, but I don't know how quickly I would tire of the saltiness.
Rabbit Test: Rabbit LOVED collard greens. Ate the beets without a problem, too. This was a huge improvement over the rutabagas and corn nuggets, which the rabbit ignored. (Rabbits don't ignore veggies.)
Dog test: Fed the oysters to the dogs. As expected, the dogs gobbled them down without flinching. Little meat grinders, those two.