Saucy Sunday – Hungry

How do you say “I’m Hungry”?

Some say, “I’m famished”.

Others may say, “Where’s the grub?”

A friend that stayed with us a while, would ask if there was anything he could do to help me fix dinner. Hinting that he was hungry.

I’d tell him that “Hinton is up the river”. Those of you from West Virginia will recognize that phrase.

Then there’s some colorful expressions about how hungry someone was.


I’m so hungry, I could eat the north bound out of a south bound chicken. Which is a favorite saying of my brother.


I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse. In other words, you’d have to be starving to even consider that one.

A favorite family saying that has been around my house all my life is…

Grab it and growl.

After the blessing was said and we started to pass the food around the table.


I just think, “What can I find to cook?”

Since everyone looks to me for sustenance. I’m the chief cook and bottle washer around my house.

Unless, of course, I’m not in the mood to cook. Then I declare it a “fend for yourself night”.

Which is usually met with sad, confused faces.

Then the look of question evolves and they start scrounging around for something in the pantry or fridge.

And I feel guilty.