|Seymour Skinner:||Superintendent, I hope you’re ready for mouth-watering hamburgers.|
|Superintendent Chalmers:||I thought we were having steamed clams.|
|Seymour Skinner:||Oh, no, I said steamed hams. That’s what I call hamburgers.|
|Superintendent Chalmers:||You call hamburgers steamed hams?|
|Seymour Skinner:||Yes, it’s a regional dialect.|
|Superintendent Chalmers:||Uh-huh. What region?|
|Seymour Skinner:||Uhh … Upstate New York.|
|Superintendent Chalmers:||Really? Well, I’m from Utica, and I’ve never heard anyone use the phrase ‘steamed hams.’|
|Seymour Skinner:||Oh, not in Utica. No, it’s an Albany expression.|
|Superintendent Chalmers:||I see.|
Pru’s first attempt at eating solid foods:
Sweet potatoes are nutritious, palatable and extremely unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. The same is true of bananas, but bananas are so delicious that there’s a concern that if you start a baby off on bananas she’ll reject less sweet veggies, like, for example, sweet potatoes. So, we started with the sweet potatoes.
Victory! The spoon is in, the food is in: we are go for eating!
The many faces of first-feeding Pru:
Final disposition of steamed and pureed sweet potatoes from first feeding: 95% still on container, 4% on bib, 1% in mouth. I’d call that a very successful first feeding.