I fried some left-over mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts. (Mine were not this pretty.) I told M these were “Bubble and Squeek” and she thought is was hilarious. “That’s Huh-Larry-us!” (Her emerging Minnesota accent is also a hoot.)
We’ve also taken to calling potatoes, “tatties” from an old Scottish friend. My Dad is from England, and we would eat Bubble and Squeek, make up funny names for other dishes. Mashed potatoes with parsnips was called “Plop” because of the sound it made hitting the plate.
I’d love to hear if you have any funny names for food-either your family’s own, or more accepted ones like Bangers and Mushy peas (sausages and well, mushy peas…)