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The Mysterious Bone Meat!
Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 by

My mother makes an amazing beef soup that she learned how to prepare from my grandmother.  For extra flavor, she adds what we jokingly call “bone meat,” marrow included.  It is usually beef shank attached to sliced bones – sometimes hard to find but it makes all the difference in the soup’s flavor.

I’ve TRIED to like the marrow, but it is just so… “bone marrow-ee….”  <shudder>  But I digress.

After Mass on Christmas Eve we went to my mothers for dinner.  Beef soup the night before Christmas – YUM.

Looking across the table this year, my oldest said, “Grandma, what IS that on your bone?!”  All eyes whipped around to the animal part in question and gasped.  What IS that?!

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We all had our ideas.  Jesus?  After all, it WAS Christmas Eve.  But my goodness, it would be a very angry Jesus indeed!  I wouldn’t be surprised, looking at what Christmas has become these days!  Another thought it might be Bob Dylan smoking a cigar.  Dora the Explorer was a possibility as well.

Here is my excellent rendition of Dora the Explorer on a beef bone, just to demonstrate what someone saw:

The bone still haunts me to this day.  What would others have seen on this bone?  Could I have sold it for a million bucks on Ebay?

So please, tell me what you think.  What do YOU see on the mysterious Christmas Eve beef bone?

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  • Since it was Christmas Eve, it must have been Jesus. Also, if it was Jesus, you would get more for it on EBay. It actually looked kind of like James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause to me. Kind of a cartoon version.

  • Dora Dora Dora the explorer!

  • I’d be willing to bet if you did, someone would make a shrine out of it.

  • You know this would go for big bucks on Ebay! Thank you though for making me laugh so hard that I choked on my oreo and fell out of my chair.

    At least it wasn’t a meat bone.

  • Oh I totally think that’s count chocula! Do a google image search and see what you think!


  • Sue

    Too funny. Someone might have bought it on Ebay. I see Dora, Little Mermaid, or Maybe even D.W. from Arthur.

  • Jen

    It looks like Dylan to me or James Dean.

  • Very humorous blog! I have to cast a vote for Fidel Castro, although I can see all of them, except Dora.

    I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog way back in Ocotober. For some reason I didn’t think to post my reply to your blog, just added it to mine. So I will remedy that now by adding my thank you post here, too:
    “Hi Katherine,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. How did you find my blog?
    To answer your question. No, we are not in an area for ticks-too cold and wet, I think.
    My doctor was very thorough before he came to this diagnosis. One day they drew 28 little vials of blood out of my arm for different test (being sent to different labs). He was determined to rule everything else out before settling on fibromyalgia, as both my (late) Mama and her sister have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and he did not want to just fall on a convenient excuse of a diagnosis. Oddly enough we all live in different parts of the country and have all been diagnosed by different doctors at different times in our lifelines.
    Thanks again for visiting.”

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

  • I had fun with the Dora girl image. But it kind of look like the dracula with his cloak on.

  • I really see the dora the most. But I can see where he got jesus!

  • That's an excellent facial rendering! I'm getting a bit of Will Ferrell with a beard vibe.

    About eBay, sadly, we cannot auction off food. I checked. I wanted to see if my pretzel face would be worth anything to someone. I think they should let us shellac it so we can sell our items as non-edibles.

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