Black Friday Wisdom & the American way of giving thanks

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and in other news 42 Million Dead in Bloodiest Black Friday Ever


I personally didn't see any fires, but i did get myself a new food processor.   The Vitamix just doesn't do everything i want to do.

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  1. black friday
  2. the onion
  3. thanksgiving
  4. 2013
  5. toothlessfoodie

Comments


Seth says
'nuff said:

Seth says
ME 2013-11-30 12:50:35 16935
Yep, I ate turkey by turning it into a patty with a food processor mixed with a slice of whole wheat bread & an egg.  The vitamix would make it into a pate instead.


for me, turkey + cranberry sauce = taste of thanksgiving.  i might try a turkey patty topped with cranberry sauce.

Seth says
ME 2013-12-01 11:03:39 16935
seth 2013-12-01 10:36:14 16935
ME 2013-11-30 12:50:35 16935
Yep, I ate turkey by turning it into a patty with a food processor mixed with a slice of whole wheat bread & an egg.  The vitamix would make it into a pate instead.


for me, turkey + cranberry sauce = taste of thanksgiving.  i might try a turkey patty topped with cranberry sauce.
I used J Lee Roy's dippin sauce the first time with chicken & home made cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving.



....  is that a variation of a hot sauce ... and or a bbq sauce?

Me, i'm going to make a batch of #toothlessfoodie aioli and mix it with some pattaied turkey and top it with my cranberry sauce ... and see what happens.  afterall mayo on a turkey sanwitch is mandatory. 

i got a quart of some delicious turkey stock out of my 8 lb free range turkey from whole foods ... cost me $35 ... the rational for me paying that price for a 8 pound turkey still antagonizes me.  perhaps some day i will be able to articulate it.   anyway turkey burritos for denise today and the afor mentioned patties for me ... and the soup on tuesday.  then this bird will be gone baby gone. 

Seth says
The dippin sauce is a barbecue sauce, kinda. Sweet with a kick.

Seth says
seth 2013-12-02 07:03:25 16935
ME 2013-12-01 15:20:04 16935
ME 2013-12-01 15:17:32 16935
The cost thing is that large companies can achieve economies of scale by cutting corners & using chemicals & preservatives etc. We now have a global food chain which consumes mostly what is produced & a lot is produced outside this country. I still say that selective spending is the answer, but we need to have online databases of the food chain & checks & balances to remove the influences of governments, corporations & advertisers & the like who would like to play other than fair - or tip the scale of commerce in their direction.

In high school I was told by a teacher from India that the more of a thing one bought the higher the price because the culture figured out that anyone buying a lot had a lot of money or had stolen it from someone else. That was prior to 1958 things may have changed since then with India part of the global market.

actually i think a public database of the food chain is an excellent idea .   Much better to know what goes into a food  than just rely on how it is labeled when it comes out of the "factory".  The problem with that is the pesky little obsession people have with secrecy ... and corporations are people too ... so they do not have any obligation to disclose what they purchase ... even if they sell the results to you and call it "food". 
Yeah, the things I want to eat don't have ingredients that need patenting although patenting such formulas as coca cola is valid imho.  E.g. a Costco rotisserie chicken with 20 ingredients. Bread, cookies & pickles should only have a few ingredients & not 20+.  If it is the latter one is eating chemistry.
Maybe someone needs to champion/meme the words 5 ingredients (a la the 1% or 99% ers) etc.

Seth says
ME 2013-12-01 15:20:04 16935
ME 2013-12-01 15:17:32 16935
The cost thing is that large companies can achieve economies of scale by cutting corners & using chemicals & preservatives etc. We now have a global food chain which consumes mostly what is produced & a lot is produced outside this country. I still say that selective spending is the answer, but we need to have online databases of the food chain & checks & balances to remove the influences of governments, corporations & advertizers & the like who would like to play other than fair.

In high school I was told by a teacher from India that the more of a thing one bought the higher the price because the culture figured out that anyone buying a lot had a lot of money or had stolen it from someone else. That was prior to 1958 things may have changed since then with India part of the global market.

actually i think a public database of the food chain is an excellent idea .   Much better to know what goes into a food  than just rely on how it is labeled when it comes out of the "factory".  The problem with that is the pesky little obsession people have with secrecy ... and corporations are people too ... so they do not have any obligation to disclose what they purchase ... even if they sell the results to you and call it "food". 

Seth says
ME 2013-12-02 08:35:44 16935
seth 2013-12-02 07:55:56 16935
5 ingerdients hmmm ...

... well how about  just 2 ... Turkey patté and cranberry.   But then the patte has turkey and #toothlessfoodie aioli ... and the cranberries also had sugar.  the aioli itslef had 4 major ingredients ... eggs, grape oil, lemon, white balsomic vinegar. but then there were almost countless other dinked seasonings and tainted histories in turkey and the aioli. 

two simple ingredients from my kitchen is never going to be all that very simple .
challenging ... maybe a food tree with only 5 ingredients at each step .  I know that a chicken should have only 1 ingredient.  I know that 7 grain cereal should have only 7 ingredients. I know that most packaged cereals have vitamins in them - why? ... just an labeling & advertising gimmick, eh? It is complex. That's why buy local where you can confront the purveyor is good. Organic is good except where the government controls it.  etc.   conscious capitalism is a good movement.

Yes we are totally together on this buy local and know what and where and even who it came from .   It actually feels quite good ... and the more i do it the more i like it ... eating and cooking become more the social event ... instead of a anonymous convenient mechanical transaction. 

But it is a challenge and can consume one's life ... i doubt that many modern Americans are going to be dedicating such an enormous amount of attention to their food.  Being aware of it within a sea of disregard emerges for me as a salient part of it actually being.

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