Look at Ms Cochrane's 2003/4 Grade 3 students' work! Incredible edibles!
 (Ecole Dickinsfield School, Ft. McMurray)


True Maggot Tales

In Tumbler Ridge my parents used the shed during the winter for a freezer. One winter they forgot a pack of meat in the shed until spring. They never went in until the middle of May to get some lawn care products. Once my Dad moved the lawn mower, he discovered a package of steak that had been overlooked from winter. The steak was already starting to rot and was covered with maggots. Dakota

My dad worked in a garage fixing trailers. One trailer that he had to work on was one that hauled fish. When dad went inside the trailer the floor looked like it was moving. He looked a little closer and saw that the floor was covered in maggots. He had the trailer flushed out before he could work on it again without getting sick. Kyle

When my dad was 15 he worked on fishing boats. He was taking guts out of fish, and putting them in a bucket. He forgot to empty the bucket. Several days later, he looked into the bucket. There were maggots all over the fish guts. Raphe

My mom and some people were cleaning out my birth dad's apartment in Ft. McMurray. When they opened the kitchen cupboard there was a Kentucky Fried Chicken box. In the Kentucky Fried Chicken box were a few pieces of very, very old, partially eaten chicken. The chicken pieces were full of maggots! It was gross. Meghan L.W.

One day my mom went to the washroom while attending hairdressing school. My mom noticed something moving on the floor by the toilet. As she looked closer, she realized they were maggots. The school called the health inspector. The health inspector told them the maggots were coming through the wall from a garbage dumpster behind Harry's Meat Market. The meat had rotted. The maggots hatched. They crawled through the cracks in the wall and fell in the vents in the ceiling of the school. Mathew

My mom grew up in rural Alberta. In grade 3 my mom knew a boy who loved science experiments. His name was Andy Grey. One day after school, my mom went to Andy's backyard. Andy had left out some old food and maggots were on it. My mom thought it was a disgusting experiment. My mom ran from Andy's backyard screaming. Rayna

One evening Mom and Dad sat down to a spaghetti dinner. Dad reached for the parmesan cheese and sprinkled it on the spaghetti. Mom and Dad noticed that the cheese was moving. The can was full of maggots. Mom screamed, "Aaaah! The spaghetti is alive!" They threw out all the spaghetti. They went out for steak dinner instead of eating maggot spaghetti. Katlyn

Early one morning when Dad walked along a trail through the woods in a small Northern Ontario community, he spotted the hoof of a moose mixed with other parts of its carcass. Curious, he proceeded towards the carcass. As Dad studied the remains he observed a slight movement through a hole in the dried leathery surface of moose hide. Dad picked up a gnarly old twig and used it to raise the hide so he could investigate further. To his repulsion, he discovered a clump of maggots worming their way across the decaying tissue that remained attached to the parts of moose carcass. It was Dad's conclusion that the moose remains were deposited by hunters and that most of the carcass was carried off by other animals. Nadine

My dad's family went camping at Kootenay Lake. They bought a bag of maggots to use for fishing. They put them in the fridge. My grandma had made a salad and had put it in the fridge also. The maggots wiggled out of a hole in the bag and dropped into the salad. As they dished up the salad, they found the maggots. Scott

When my Dad was a kid he was going to school. He saw a black thing under the garbage. He picked it up. It was a dead cat. It was full of maggots. Mahala

A sheep died by Madonna's lighthouse and home. Her mean friend pushed her in the hole where the sheep died. She got covered in maggots. She cried all the way home. It took a long time to get the maggots out of her hair. Jennifer

When my dad was a little boy he was eating cereal for his morning breakfast. The cereal he was eating was Rice Crispies. All of a sudden the cereal started to wiggle. He felt curious and afraid and didn't know what to do. He called his mother. His mother flushed it down the toilet. My father did not like that kind of cereal anymore. This is a gross story. Tony


True Maggot Recipes

Sweet and Sour Maggot Tenderloin
Contributed by Emily

1 pound of maggot or fly tenderloin
2/3 cups of brown sugar
2 Tbsp of soya sauce
2 Tbsp of cornstarch
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup water
2 tsp dry mustard
2/3 cups vinegar

1. Fry maggots in a small amount of oil.
2. Place them in a greased casserole dish.
3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a pot.
4. Cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to boil.
5. Pour sauce over maggots.
6. Place lid on casserole dish.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Broccoli Maggot Casserole

Contributed by Felicia

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 small onion
2 cups of white rice
1 cup of white milk
2 medium sized broccoli crowns
1 tbsp of maggots
1/2 cup of grated cheese

1. Chop the onion and fry it with the butter.
2. Add the can of soup.
3. Boil the broccoli, chop it up and add to the mixture.
4. Add the rice, maggots and milk.
5. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
6. Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
7. Add grated cheese to the top of mixture.
8. Bake at 350 degrees until all the cheese is melted.

Apple Maggot Salad
Contributed by Hannah L.

2 envelopes unflavoured gelatin
3 Tbsp sugar
1 cup boiling water
2 cups fruity white wine
3/4 cup white grape juice
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 lb pecan halves
1 Granny Smith apple
1 cup finely shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup of maggots
Dissolve the gelatin and sugar in boiling water in medium bow. Sir in wine, grape juice, vinegar and salt. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until s thick as an unbeaten egg white. Spoon 1/4 of the mixture3 into lightly oiled 45 cup ring mold. Arrange 8 pecan halves on top of gelatin. Refrigerate. Arrange cut apple, pecan halves and maggots over top. Spoon remaining gelatin mixture over top.

Maggot Banana Bread
Contributed by Brianna

3 bananas
1/2 cup of maggots
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/34 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Butter a loaf pan.
3. Mash peeled bananas in a large mixing bowl.
4. Add in eggs, water and oil.
6. Stir well. Add sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and maggots.
7. Stir until blended.
8. Pour batter into a pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Maggot Chili Con Carne
Contributed by Kyler

2 lbs. of ground beef
1 1/2 cups of maggots
2 medium onions
1 can tomato soup
2 cans kidney beans
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tsp vinegar
2 cans mushrooms
1/2 green pepper
 1 can tomatoes

1. Brown beef, maggots and onions.
2. Add remaining ingredients and cook in a large
3. Simmer for 3 hours.
4 Makes 6 to 8 servings.
5. Serve with rice or garlic bread and salad.
6. Eat and enjoy!

Chocolate Maggot Pancakes
Contributed by Shannon

1 pound of maggots
1 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
2 Tbsp of syrup
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp of mints
1/4 cup of coconut

1. Put sugar and syrup in a pot.
2. Add the maggots and peanut butter
3. Add the chocolate chips.
4 Stir in the flour gently.
5. Put the coconut and mints in the pot.
6. Cook it for 5 minutes. Flip it.
7. Cook it for 5 more minutes.

Peanut Butter Maggot Cookies

Contributed by Hannah S.
1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of sugar
1 beaten egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
5 oz. of maggots
1. Mix peanut butter and sugar.
2. Stir in egg and vanilla.
3. Add maggots. Mix well.
4. Shape into 1 inch balls. Press with a fork.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.


Fancy Barbequed Maggots
Contributed by Gavin
1/2 cup of tomato chili sauce
1/4 cup of orange marmalade
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
8-12 cups of maggots
1. Mix everything but the maggots in the blender
2. Put the maggots on low heat for 40 minutes.
3. Baste with sauce and serve.


Maggot Poems

by Kody

Maggots look like
Melted snow
Remote control robots
Slimy worms

Maggots smell like
Smelly socks
Stinky pajamas

Rotten meat

Maggots feel like
A dirty slug
A hairy chest
A soft moldy bun

Maggots sound like
A falling raindrop
A landing cornflake
Wind blowing

Maggots taste like
A black banana
Sticky gum
Roasted turkey

I am a maggot.
by Megan H.

Maggots look like
Mini apples
A small sausage
A piece of monkey's fur

Maggots sound like
A bird flying in the swift wind
A balloon going up into the blue sky
A piece of white paper floating

Maggots feel like
Rough bark off a tree
A bumpy leaf on the ground
A ticklish feather

Maggots smell like
A dirty pig
A sour apple
Cows' stinky skin

Maggots taste like
Rotten brown potatoes
Hot noodles
A kangaroo's fur

I'm glad I'm not a maggot!

Describing Maggots

Maggots look like
A little tooth
Tiny bananas
Miniature horns

Maggots feel like
Rough raggedy carpets
Soft silky shirts
Crocodiles wet skin

Maggots taste like
Disgusting horrifying apples
Outdated vinegar
Dusty soft rocks

Maggots smell like
Rotten cow pies
Baby gushy slobber
Stinky camel drool

Maggots sound like
Beautiful fluttering butterflies
Feathers falling gently in the breeze
Lizards blending in to hide

I love maggots!

Maggots Look Like

Maggots look like
Jaguar spots
Seagulls' white wings
Daisy petals

Maggots sound like
A feather in the wind
Turtles sleeping
Flowers falling in the winter

Maggots taste like
Crunchy blueberries
Fresh lettuce
A subway sandwich

Maggots smell like
Excellent oranges
Smelly breath
Clean floors

Maggots feel like
Soft fur
Leaves in the summer
A smooth chalkboard

I am a maggot!

by Kara

Maggots feel like
Someone tickling you
A small snake crawling across your skin
Air slipping through fingers

Maggots look like
A slimy worm
A little slug
A white strand of hair

Maggots taste like
A tiny piece of chicken
A fresh slice of onion
A salty French fry

Maggots smell like
A bottle of vinegar
Someone's lovely breath
A jar of salt

Maggots sound like
A flying butterfly through the air
A very soft feather falling to the ground
Someone pulling a piece of paper.

Maggots Are Cool
by Blair

Maggots look like
A white spot crawling
Wet snow
Mini pieces of onion

Maggots smell like
Rotten apples
The barn
Dead animals

Maggots sound like
An octopus yelping
A telescope looking
The wind blowing

Maggots feel like
Warm rubber
Cold water
Mushy carrots

Maggots taste like
Gushy noodles
Rusty metal
Old watermelon

Sounds good!

by Stephen

Maggots look like
Polar bear fur
Mini snow men
White chalk

Maggots feel like
A smooth glass window
A brown bread crust
White paper

Maggots sound like
An elastic winding
A human thinking
Paint brushing

Maggots taste like
Crispy chicken
Fried shrimp
Red, red cherries

Maggots smell like
Summer apples
A spring breeze
A cool stream

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