Then there was the time when Molly swore, after seeing a TV show (damn MTV!) where people drank raw eggs to build muscle, that she could do that. She kept insisting and so we bought pasteurized eggs to make sure she wouldn't get sick - she tried one whole, one beaten, and one beaten with orange juice, but she still only managed a swallow. However, Bridget, not to be outdone, swallowed a whole beaten egg with orange juice down the hatch. But while it was a bit funny to watch (except for the resultant gagging!), it wasn't really a joke.
It was Katie who decided to play with food... at the expense of others, when we were at our annual Dowd Beach Week. She decided to make some lemon angel food cupcakes that she had seen in a magazine. She gathered all the ingredients, and we scoured the rental house for cupcake pans, and she set about mixing and baking, giving us a taste of batter, and of the frosting as she assembled the cupcakes. Katie had an evil plan. She set aside one cupcake and instead of putting lemon frosting on the top, she frosted it with mayonnaise! There were assorted cousins and two of Bridget's friends with us and one by one Katie tried but failed to fool her siblings and her cousins, but she found a hapless victim in Bridget's friend Carly (she didn't know us well enough yet to be suspicious!) Carly, as we all watched trying not to give up the joke, took a big bite. She never made a face, saying that she thought the cupcake was great (though not with much enthusiasm!)