I think Darrell is spending far too much time nattering between photocopying runs. It seems that after Darrell mused to Mr B, the History teacher, that we appeared to have an abundance of fallen acorns on the school fields this year, Mr B informed him that the Native American Indians would grind acorns to make flour to make bread and cakes and as an ingredient (probably as a thickening agent) in stews.
Darrell, being a sponge of a very empty type nature soaks up any sort of information like this, especially when it comes from Mr B, who he holds in very high esteem. So after work he took his SPAR carrier bag onto the fields to forage for acorns.
He arrived home late, flushed with excitement, eager to start looking for acorn recipes on the internet and also a little embarrassed as the contents of his bag had spilt all over the Banga bus and the new grumpy bus driver was not very impressed!
I am saying nothing…. and am just letting him sort it all out for himself, then perhaps it will go no further than him wondering as to where and how he can get his bag of acorns ground into flour and he gets bored.
And to be truthful I don’t entirely relish the thought of spreading my marmite on slice of hot buttered acorn toast!
For more ways to use acorns in your diet Darrell recommends - http://www.countrylovers.co.uk/wfs/acorns.htm