There is nothing quite like walking into your first class of the day on an empty stomache (I was late this morning, later than usual anyway, and had to hurry to get to school, no time for breakfast.) and finding out it’s a biology class. A biology lab, as a matter of fact.

Walking in on a biology lab on an empty stomache first thing in the morning could turn out to not be as horrible as you think, afterall you could always end up with watching plant cells through a microscope. Not this morning however, this morning I walked in on several trays of kidneys, waiting to be dissected. Oh, and there was one liver, but we weren’t allowed to cut it open or anything.

Touching the kidneys wasn’t all that horrible, especially because we got to wear gloves, and I found out something very interesting, and cooking related. Namely, why in my recipe for steak and kidney pie, and I can substitute the kidney for chicken.

As it turns out, raw pork kidneys bear a remarking resemblance in feel to chicken fillets.

  1. Amanda Friday, 27 February, 2009, 02:34 51

    Oh gross Emma, now I’ll never be able to eat chicken fillets again without thinking of pork kidneys. :S

  2. Dayna Friday, 27 February, 2009, 04:45 05

    Eww, that sounds gross. I have never taken a biology lab class and I think I never will. Substituting that, does it taste the same?

  3. Kaylee Friday, 27 February, 2009, 06:10 05

    And I thought biology was pretty irrelevant to everyday life! XD

  4. Stepherz Saturday, 28 February, 2009, 04:10 10

    Lol, I think that’s how I would feel if I walked in on an empty stomach in a botany class. :)

  5. Alexandra Saturday, 28 February, 2009, 15:35 34

    At least you weren’t at risk of losing your breakfast…
    Did they have that nasty smell from being preserved in liquids? That smell would always linger long after my anatomy classes…

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