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rhp6033

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Gee, reminds me of that old army song:

(One verse:smile:

"...The bisquets in the army,
they say are mighty fine,
one rolled off the table,
and killed a pall of mine.

(Chorus)

Oh, I don't care for that ar-my life!
Gee Mom, I want to go
But they won't let me go,
Gee Mom, I want to go, home!
 

diane

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Here you go, Rhp6033!


My favorite is 'sheet iron cracker'! Wonder if the soldiers did the same the British sailors used to do - tap the hardtack on the table, then wait a little for the weevils to crawl out. The ship's cook used to deep fry the flour and oatmeal to keep the sailors from noticing how rancid it was! Then Sir Francis Drake, having gotten a shipload of potatoes from the Spanish - and having had them eat some before accepting it was safe food! - told his cook to throw some in with the fish he was deep-frying. A tradition was born - fish n chips! (Elizabeth I, however, was uncertain about the wisdom of introducing a foreign plant into Britain, so it was tested out in....Ireland.)

Skillygalee was hardtack fried in bacon grease to soften it up. The Southerners would throw in cornmeal - sort of the same dish!
 
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