I sort of knew as I was driving toward my meeting as the 17 year cicadas were committing suicide on my car that I wasn’t going to have a big weight loss this week. I’ve been a slacker. I was thinking on my way to the meeting of all the things I ate when I really wasn’t hungry. Then I looked at the road and realized there were hundreds of dead cicadas I was driving over. You could hear the crunching sound.
I was surprised I didn’t see the guy who wrote the article about eating them, in the middle of the road, collecting their little dead bodies for supper. Oh, here is a recipe for cicadas if you do decide you want more protein in your diet. Cicadas are also low in fat.
This recipe comes from the University of Maryland and included a disclaimer that some people could be allergic to cicadas and maybe you should ask your doctor before you eat any.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Four cups of chopped rhubarb, 1 cup of fresh cicadas, washed and any hard parts removed; 1 1/3 cups white sugar, 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1tablespoon butter, and a 9-inch double crust pie crust.
Now it’s best to use females because they don’t have those hollow sound chambers so they have more meat, as it were, to them.
And it’s best to use newly hatched cicadas, which are called tenerals. Gather them early in the morning before they’ve had time to climb very high in the tree.
OK, this is what you do.
CICADA & RHUBARB PIE
1. Heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Combine sugar and flour. Sprinkle one-fourth of it over pastry in pie plate. Heap rhubarb over this mixture. Sprinkle cicadas in amongst the rhubarb. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and flour. Dot with small pieces of butter. Cover with top crust.
3. Place pie on lowest rack in oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and continue baking for 40 to 45 minutes.
I was going to post a photo of someone eating cicadas but I just couldn’t do it. It was so gross.
I ended up holding a baby at the meeting while her mom went to the ladies room. The poor thing screamed the whole time. But I loved holding her anyway. I smelled her head. I love baby head smells. One day my time will come. I will be such a good grandma.
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Oh I almost forgot to tell you how little I lost this week, though it was better than last week: .6 pounds, that is point 6. Not to be mistaken for 6 pounds. Oh, I wish. I need to step it up a notch. Not so much eating in the dark. Eating in the dark DOES count. All these years I thought it didn’t. The things you learn.
ME EATING IN THE DARK
I was also wondering as I drove to weight watchers why I never remember to bring my camera wherever I go. I see so many photo opportunities and I never have the damn camera. I did a lot of thinking and wondering as I drove the 7 minutes it took to get there. I thought of nothing on the way home. Well, that’s not exactly true. I tried to remember all the things I thought of on the way to the meeting.