Food, Folks, & Fun

Remember that old slogan from McDonald’s years ago?

Well, it wasn’t exactly McDonald’s, but it was snack food, some great friends, and a lot of fun! This past Sunday some friends from church came for a visit with their 3 boys. I wish I had pictures, but we were much too busy talking about everything from camping to clothespin bags. The dads even managed to get roped into acting out our oldest son’s robot story! (which was hilarious, by the way!)

We introduced our friends to a long-time family tradition, watermelon and rull kuka, so I thought I would bring back an old post from last year, complete with new pictures taken this year. (and they liked it…unlike my brother-in-law who is just sure it tastes like playdough!) >*************************************************

As a child, every August meant there would be one meal consisting only of watermelon and rull kuka. Yummy!

I imagine all of you know what watermelon is, but most of you are probably scratching your heads at the rull kuka? Well, my German mother, of Mennonite background, managed to fill my stomach with many dishes that no one else I knew ate. In fact, I was sitting down to a school lunch of pancakes when I realized that these fat, round things on my plate were what everyone else considered pancakes, while I knew only thin, rolled-up-crepe-like delicacies. I’m still not real fond of those thick things the rest of you eat.

So, back to the rull kuka. Many people put salt on their watermelon, for some unknown reason. My family eats these salty, fried rectangles of bread instead. In case you feel daring and have some watermelon nearby, here is the recipe…

6 eggs
1/4 c. melted butter
2/3 c. milk
5 c. flour
2 tsp salt

Beat eggs, butter and milk in a bowl. Add in flour and salt and mix well. Roll out onto a floured board. Cut into 3″x6″ rectangles and cut a small slit lengthwise down the center of each.

Fry in 1″ of fat until light brown.

Serve with watermelon.

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  1. I will have to give these a try…but why do you cut the slits?
    What does that do?
    Or is it just something that has always been done and no one knows why? hee hee, just that Grandma always did it?


  2. I think I’ll give this a try since I just cut up a watermelon. Plus, my husband and I have a strong German heritage. I haven’t met a German food I didn’t like :-) Can’t go wrong with several forms of potatoes, cabbage and sausage!

  3. I like salt on my watermelon. I just had some yesterday and it was yummy. These sound like interesting things to eat with watermelon.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  4. that sounds like what those of us with a Finnish background call Pannukkaku.( oven pancakes) Some fry it and some bake in the oven. We usually bake in the oven and eat with syrup or jam for breakfast. Yum.

  5. I don’t think I was eating wheat when you brought them to church so I don’t think I tried them. I’ll have to try them sometime.

    I would have loved to have seen Mark and Ty acting out the robot story. Sounds fun.

    Have a great week.