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2/16/13 11:52 P

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Yes, bacon is truly a wonderful thing =D

well... "they" don't make chicken burgers, that I know of! *I* do! It's not like it's difficult in any way - no more than beef burgers. It can be a bit of a challenge to find ground chicken, but when I do I buy lots and freeze it. I get that through my regular grocery, mostly. They won't take boneless chicken and grind it in-house because of the salmonella issues and risking it with the other meats they use in that machine. Besides, ground all-white chicken is pretty blah. I like the thighs! I do mix in a bit of the white...but I try to find pastured chicken. I have an attachment on my mixer that will do it...but a little independent grocer will also get it for me if I ask in advance. Otherwise, I just take what I can find at chain grocers.

We're in FL -- Sam's is ubiquitous! LOL That Wright's is some good stuff.

I'm sorry to hear you missed your usual breakfast. I've been on an egg binge for a couple months now! Four soft-boiled eggs and one very thin slice of toast (check the label on Pepperidge Farm Very Thin Wheat or White - a serving is 3 slices, and it's really low carb) in the cup to soak up the yolks. mmmm We're going through eggs like mad! It's a good thing I shop at Sam's where I can get the big packages. I think their "sister," WalMart, carries the same ones. I buy them 2 1/2 dozen at a time. Still they don't last! Once in a while I'll substitute some steel-cut oatmeal...but there's lots of carbs in that (especially since I make it with almond milk and a bit of honey or Nutella or sucralose). Really, the additives aren't the deal. It's just the oatmeal. They tell you how healthy things are...and it sounds good, until you read the label! But our endocrinologist says it's okay, so I indulge now and then. I've been known to eat it with just butter and coconut oil, too. tastiness! haha

I might have to try crumbling up some bacon in there!


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2/16/13 10:39 P

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Maw, that ARF program sounds awesome. I know a mild-mannered little Schnauzer (my little rescue boy) who would be completely blissed out to have someone read to him! The other one would be far too bouncy...

My favorite meat is definitely beef - rib eyes or ground! I had a bad experience with pork a few years ago when my freezer/fridge died the day after garbage day. I lost everything in the freezer and a lot of pork. I had to smell that stuff (triple-bagged in the garage) during the hottest week in July and I was sure that someone was going to call 9-1-1 and get a CSI unit out to look for the dead body in my garage. It was truly awful. That was in 2007 and I have only eaten pork chops once since then! I made a bacon wrapped pork tenderloin a couple of weeks ago and felt like that was progress in my recovery... :)

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2/16/13 10:36 P

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Exotec....I LOVE bacon!!! Could and have eaten a whole lb at one sitting!!! Never have tried a chicken burger...didn't even know they made them! lol I get the Wright's brand at Sam's Club as well!! lol I live in MD, where are you?

I went there today as a matter of fact. Did not have time for my usual eggs and bacon. So when I got home about 2, I made myself a cheeseburger w/bacon. I had also picked up one Walmart's Lemon Pepper Roasted Chickens. Had some of that with some special mustard sauce to dip it in for dinner tonight. Yum!

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2/16/13 3:19 P

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Today is a beautiful wild turkey pot pie (husband has the topping) I could not have asked for a better meal. I slow cooked the turkey breast in tons of bacon grease with basil and garlic. Once it reached perfection, I sliced off about 6 steaks for later and cubed the rest with onion, celery, fennel, carrots, and peas. All fresh except the peas. Thickened with xanthan gum.

Deer, turkey, rabbit are our main meats. Salmon (wild) and catfish are our fish of choice.

ARF sounds beautiful.

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2/16/13 2:05 P

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I love rib eye, had it last night. Fond of baked chicken thighs, esp. the skin. It gets so crisp and delicious. Hamburger too. I think I'll go fix one for lunch.


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2/16/13 1:30 P

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I like most meats. I think my fave right now is rib eye steak. Our community market has their own fresh meat counter and have the best thick rib eyes about a pound each, thick. They are quite pricey so we usually get them for once a payday. Had them last night. I really like pork to but hubby not so much except for ham, bacon, sausage and pork chops. The market has great thick cut bacon and makes their own bulk sausage. The best and there ground beef, although lean is the best to be found and is on sale for about $2.89 a pound quite often!

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2/16/13 1:18 P

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My favorite is chicken thighs. I love them. Other than that I am okay with ground beef, or a steak. I rarely eat pork.

I have had some gastrointestinal issues, and ended up in the hospital last night. They ruled out diverticulitis, or a hernia. They think it was some virus, and now I just need to recover from 3 days of diarrhea, and 2.5 days of constipation. They plan to re-check for blood in my stool, which concerns them, but they think it could be from the diarrhea. Said I probably strained muscles in my torso, and prescribed more fiber, and milk of magnesium. It worked, and I feel a little better, bloating, sharp pain is gone. The muscles are still sore though.

I plan to get back to walking tomorrow, and temporarily moving my net carbs up to 50 g a day to get a bit more fiber. I will be happy when this clears up. I was only in the hospital for 4-5 hours, so no bad meals..lol. Rough week though.

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2/16/13 12:01 P

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Hmm. I don't think I have a favorite, though when I eat out I favor pork chops and any kind of fish. They're 2 things I either don't get enough of at home or that we don't cook as well as some of the other meats. (My DH initially resisted the whole "you don't have to cook pork to 170 degrees anymore" announcement. When he said he was making pork for dinner I'd just take a deep breath and get a big bottle of water to wash it down with! He's getting better!)

I'm doing electronic and paper paperwork this weekend, and planning out the calendar for the next month. Think I'm going to make some house project plans for this year as well. There are a bunch of things we could do that we can still afford on our current restricted budget. A can of spackle and a gallon of paint will not break the bank!

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2/16/13 10:52 A

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@ LADYWINDSPIRIT ~

I love bacon, too! And I could probably live relatively comfortably on chicken (so long as it's not that boneless-skinless stuff!). Have you tried chicken burgers? they're delish! I "stuff" them with all sorts of stuff...cheese, 'shrooms, "cordon blue" (a chunk of gruyere wrapped with a slice of ham), little minced bits of asparagus or spinach in the ground portion, whatever.

We eat so much bacon here...I'd rather have the unprocessed stuff, but I can't afford it in that quantity! So I get the Wright's brand from Sam's. It's tasty! We bake up the whole double package and snack on it for days. I can hear some of the neighbors remarking in the hall about what the aroma/smell is... I can't tell if this is a pleasant or unpleasant commentary! but it does perfume my world, and I love the smell of bacon. mmmmm



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they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
(attributation forgotten)

We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
~attributed to Chief Seattle

We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
~C.S. Lewis


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2/16/13 10:42 A

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@ BUDGETMAW ~

I am right on board with you about the pork! Nothing like a nice piece of crispy-crackly roasted pork belly. We don't get that much here - have to ask for it, and then you get "the look." Even if you can get any, for the most part it's cut up into "seasoning" bits, and is likely cured in some way. I have one local independent grocer who does carry it, so there's quite obviously at least some demand for it. I know I'm one of them! yum They also make some killer homemade BBQ (rub) boneless country ribs. I turn completely to glutton when I go in there. They also carry a great variety of locally grown produce, *pastured* meats, and "alternate" forms of yogurt and "ice cream." It's a tiny place, but I can never get out of there for less than $100! I'm more or less "saved" from my impulses at the moment, since I'm still trying to regain enough mobility to navigate the place...but I'm starting to get "the joneses" for it! They have a beautiful garden section that you have to go right through to get in the front door ... lots of beautiful ornamentals plus a wide variety of veggie and herb plants. omg Heal faster, Vicki! LOL

Your ARF day sounds marvelous! I remember seeing somewhere (?) about kids reading *to* animals, not just in the presence of. Some of those kids were very shy or at least not forthcoming, and had real deficiencies in reading skills. The total acceptance from the animals did wonders. One program even used cats who sat in the childrens' laps to be read to. It seems like they actually came to the kids who were holding books! amazing. Of course, I presume these were the type of cats who simply loved being held and petted, but that doesn't matter. They provided their service lovingly, and the kids really responded. I envy you those hours!

Funny you should mention the farmers' market! It's cold here today (for me), but it's our plan to foray out to a couple of the local flea markets, most of which have a nice produce lane. Next best thing to my independent or Fresh Market! I'm in trouble. ;-) My only saving grace is that it *is* cold, so I won't be meandering around for so many hours I send the DH over the edge or spend every penny I can glean out of the sofa cushions! LOL

Hope everyone has a great day.

...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
(attributation forgotten)

We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
~attributed to Chief Seattle

We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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2/16/13 9:50 A

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We have our annual chicken and noodle dinner tonight! In which I am cooking it! This dinner is definitely not low carb but I am making hubby and I chicken broccoli Alfredo!!! So ours will be much better!!!

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2/16/13 9:28 A

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I don't think I could pick just 'one'. If I had to pick two, then I'd pick red meat and pork. I love my burgers and steaks, but I also love bacon, ribs, ham. I think I could live with the Chicken (but would still want the eggs,lol).

Got to run up to Sam's club to pick up some canned cat&dog food, along with some other stuff. Then on to Walmart to get some liquid sweetner (Tks Maw!) and more mayo. Then to Barnes & Noble to get that book people have been suggesting "Why we get fat & What to do about it". Then, babysit tonight for my 2 grandsons while my daughter and her BF go out to dinner for a belated Valentine's Day at Ruth Chris'. I'm so jealous! I am dying to go there and will one day. I've heard that their steaks are so tender and delicious you can cut them with a fork! Yum!!

Maw....that is such a great program (ARF)!!! What a wonderful idea!! I'm going to see if that kind of program can be set up at the library near me. Have a great day everyone!

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2/16/13 7:10 A

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If I were to pick one meat and eat it all the time, it would be pork. The right cuts - mostly from the shoulder (roasts, steaks, picnic) and chops and ribs and neckbones, and ears and feet and bacon and pork belly and skin and cracklings and sausage and ham - are so good and fatty and, for the most part around here, the cheapest meat, too.

Just a normal Saturday here. I'll go to the grocery store first to get some cash (and I'll get some aspargus (on sale for 99 cents a pound!) and hominy, plus some velveeta to hide the cat's pills in), then to the Farmers Market for some eggs, and then to the library to work all day. Today is an ARF day (Animal Reading Friend) at the library, so we'll have three or four specially trained therapy dogs set up in the corners of the program room. Kids can come and read to the dogs, or just show the pictures in books to the dogs, or listen while parents read to the dogs, or even just pet the dogs. The kids absolutely love it, and it's supposed to be very good for them, too. And the dogs seem to like it, or at least not mind it very much. Mostly they flop down and sigh blissfully while they get petted and loved for an hour and a half. The kids are so cute - a lot of them will either tilt the book so the dogs can see as they read, or they'll have the book facing themselves while they read but then turn the book out after each page so the dogs can see.

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2/16/13 5:50 A

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Crazy busy today. Two hockey games for my older son, his surprise party. Then we go to see Montreal play tonight!
I am so happy to be done with that chicken and back to my burgers today! Chicken is a good side dish, but not a main meal for me!

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