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July 5th, 2024 at 7:37:00 PM permalink
Oven baked eggplant and cod fillets and an omelette made with the eggs I dipped everything in before coating them with breading.

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July 5th, 2024 at 8:46:09 PM permalink
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Smart man, condiments mask the taste of the meat.

Don, were you trying to beat the hot dog record? I can't imagine eating 5 hot dogs.
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Five isn't even a personal best for me - usually, I eat eight 1.5-ouncers, although not with full buns. What I usually do with eight is, I buy a sourdough loaf, cut off the ends, cut it into two pieces, then quarter each piece and remove the inside, and use those eight pieces as "buns."
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July 6th, 2024 at 5:21:51 AM permalink
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I can easily afford name brands
but their prices have shot way, way up and it annoys me
so I tried out some store brands on various items
they're usually at least 50% less than the name brands and many times even more than 50% less

what I've tried I have found totally acceptable

and I wouldn't say that the name brands are obviously superior - not at all

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July 6th, 2024 at 7:09:19 AM permalink
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I can easily afford name brands
but their prices have shot way, way up and it annoys me
so I tried out some store brands on various items
they're usually at least 50% less than the name brands and many times even more than 50% less

what I've tried I have found totally acceptable

and I wouldn't say that the name brands are obviously superior - not at all

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hmm, I usually find name brand products --- well, like more carefully sorted for quality. It's like those claims made about coffee beans. You get more lower quality beans added in the store brand.

But also, this sort of practice may or may not matter to me depending on the product.

Like bacon. Store brand bacon often is cut ragged, half strips, uneven, and brand bacon comes out usually in nice even strips. I don't care, and like store brand just fine.
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July 6th, 2024 at 7:29:10 AM permalink
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Quote: lilredrooster

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I can easily afford name brands
but their prices have shot way, way up and it annoys me
so I tried out some store brands on various items
they're usually at least 50% less than the name brands and many times even more than 50% less

what I've tried I have found totally acceptable

and I wouldn't say that the name brands are obviously superior - not at all

.
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hmm, I usually find name brand products --- well, like more carefully sorted for quality. It's like those claims made about coffee beans. You get more lower quality beans added in the store brand.

But also, this sort of practice may or may not matter to me depending on the product.

Like bacon. Store brand bacon often is cut ragged, half strips, uneven, and brand bacon comes out usually in nice even strips. I don't care, and like store brand just fine.
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agree
I wouldn't switch off my name brand Coffee
but many other items I will
per a google search most store brands are name brands repackaged -

they're cheaper for 2 reasons - no development costs and no marketing costs

so, in most instances you're paying for the name and a pretty package

maybe good if you're a single guy and you have a girl over and you don't want her to think you're a cheapskate______________(-:/

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July 6th, 2024 at 8:14:56 AM permalink
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agree
I wouldn't switch off my name brand Coffee
but many other items I will
per a google search most store brands are name brands repackaged -

they're cheaper for 2 reasons - no development costs and no marketing costs

so, in most instances you're paying for the name and a pretty package

maybe good if you're a single guy and you have a girl over and you don't want her to think you're a cheapskate______________(-:/



If I am looking for a mate I would want the girl to know that I am cheap, or frugal as I refer to myself. Now, if I am just looking for a fun night I might let her believe otherwise.
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July 6th, 2024 at 9:04:51 AM permalink
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but many other items I will
per a google search most store brands are name brands repackaged -
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55 years ago I worked in a cookie factory that you've never heard of and they had their own off-brand that you've never heard of but they also made the exact same cookies for Nabisco, Keebler, Sunshine, and a bunch of others. Exactly the same cookie they sold under their own name was sold for way more money when it went into a brand name package. People are so ignorant.
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July 6th, 2024 at 9:51:36 AM permalink
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but many other items I will
per a google search most store brands are name brands repackaged -
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55 years ago I worked in a cookie factory that you've never heard of and they had their own off-brand that you've never heard of but they also made the exact same cookies for Nabisco, Keebler, Sunshine, and a bunch of others. Exactly the same cookie they sold under their own name was sold for way more money when it went into a brand name package. People are so ignorant.
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Of course, I would swear if I went and bought a box of off brand toasted oats I will get a bunch of crumbled Cheerio dust in the bottom, and the actual Cheerios brand will be more intact even if it is the same cereal.
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July 6th, 2024 at 10:50:00 AM permalink
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but many other items I will
per a google search most store brands are name brands repackaged -
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55 years ago I worked in a cookie factory that you've never heard of and they had their own off-brand that you've never heard of but they also made the exact same cookies for Nabisco, Keebler, Sunshine, and a bunch of others. Exactly the same cookie they sold under their own name was sold for way more money when it went into a brand name package. People are so ignorant.
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Of course, I would swear if I went and bought a box of off brand toasted oats I will get a bunch of crumbled Cheerio dust in the bottom, and the actual Cheerios brand will be more intact even if it is the same cereal.
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Many off-brand products are horribly inferior to the brand names. Many off-brand products are exactly the same as the name brand. The only way to find out is to compare them.
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July 6th, 2024 at 2:27:15 PM permalink
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Quote: rxwine

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but many other items I will
per a google search most store brands are name brands repackaged -
.
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55 years ago I worked in a cookie factory that you've never heard of and they had their own off-brand that you've never heard of but they also made the exact same cookies for Nabisco, Keebler, Sunshine, and a bunch of others. Exactly the same cookie they sold under their own name was sold for way more money when it went into a brand name package. People are so ignorant.
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Of course, I would swear if I went and bought a box of off brand toasted oats I will get a bunch of crumbled Cheerio dust in the bottom, and the actual Cheerios brand will be more intact even if it is the same cereal.
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Many off-brand products are horribly inferior to the brand names. Many off-brand products are exactly the same as the name brand. The only way to find out is to compare them.
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When I am looking at a store brand product I will compare the ingredients and nutrition information. Often I find itis exactly the same as the name brand product in which case I assume it is made by the name brand.
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July 6th, 2024 at 6:14:36 PM permalink
Made goulash with turkey and beef burger.

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July 6th, 2024 at 6:48:05 PM permalink
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When I am looking at a store brand product I will compare the ingredients and nutrition information. Often I find itis exactly the same as the name brand product in which case I assume it is made by the name brand.
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I look at the can style and compare the dot matrix printing on the can ends.
It's conceivable that a dozen different unaffiliated soup factories use the same style 3 letter code to note product type and the same format for the date codes, but I doubt it.
I am reasonably sure that they're not using secret hidden hoppers filled with inferior quality potatoes, carrots, and onions for the store brands that they contract manufacture.
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July 6th, 2024 at 8:15:36 PM permalink
They are carefully selected.

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July 6th, 2024 at 11:36:28 PM permalink
After the accident I had in January, on one of my visits to the clinic there was a guy there in his 80s who had a doctorate in working with plants, whatever that's called. And from the 1960s into the 2000s he worked at the University of Minnesota on cloning things like corn and rice to make hybrids. He said that during the Depression if you got 60 bushels of corn an acre in Iowa or Kansas that was considered good. He said now they have hybrids that will deliver 600 bushels an acre. This is why we no longer hear stories about the world starving to death in the future. The world now has more food than it knows what to do with. Delivering that food to people who are starving is the problem.
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July 8th, 2024 at 3:34:41 PM permalink
Today's dinner was a pound of bacon. The wife is on a diet so I had to eat it all myself.
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July 8th, 2024 at 4:36:27 PM permalink
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Today's dinner was a pound of bacon. The wife is on a diet so I had to eat it all myself.
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LOL! No you didn't. What you did is you cooked one pound of bacon and you ended up with about 5 oz because that's the average amount for bacon when you take all the fat out of it. You truly want to eat a pound of bacon you got to cook 3 lb. Or more.
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July 8th, 2024 at 4:59:49 PM permalink
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Today's dinner was a pound of bacon. The wife is on a diet so I had to eat it all myself.
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I ate a lot of bacon tonight too! Made a pound, extra crispy of course. Made wifey an English muffin with bacon and Swiss cheese. I had some multiple of her bacon, thick cut slab of onion, mozzarella cheese, and Mayo on my English muffin. I love the contrast of the fresh onion and the greasy Mayo/bacon combo. I did eat the remaining strips of bacon as well….

Agree with EB that the ‘pound’ is pre cooked weight. But it’s still a lot of fat.
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July 8th, 2024 at 5:03:28 PM permalink
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Today's dinner was a pound of bacon. The wife is on a diet so I had to eat it all myself.
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LOL! No you didn't. What you did is you cooked one pound of bacon and you ended up with about 5 oz because that's the average amount for bacon when you take all the fat out of it. You truly want to eat a pound of bacon you got to cook 3 lb. Or more.
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Obviously. Although I would guess it was closer to 8oz after cooking.
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July 8th, 2024 at 5:04:09 PM permalink
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Today's dinner was a pound of bacon. The wife is on a diet so I had to eat it all myself.
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I ate a lot of bacon tonight too! Made a pound, extra crispy of course. Made wifey an English muffin with bacon and Swiss cheese. I had some multiple of her bacon, thick cut slab of onion, mozzarella cheese, and Mayo on my English muffin. I love the contrast of the fresh onion and the greasy Mayo/bacon combo. I did eat the remaining strips of bacon as well….

Agree with EB that the ‘pound’ is pre cooked weight. But it’s still a lot of fat.
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When I cook for myself I only make a protein. Bacon was my whole meal.
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July 8th, 2024 at 5:33:40 PM permalink
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Today's dinner was a pound of bacon. The wife is on a diet so I had to eat it all myself.
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LOL! No you didn't. What you did is you cooked one pound of bacon and you ended up with about 5 oz because that's the average amount for bacon when you take all the fat out of it. You truly want to eat a pound of bacon you got to cook 3 lb. Or more.
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Obviously. Although I would guess it was closer to 8oz after cooking.
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Average is 4 to 6 oz after cooking. The average is five yours could have been 4 oz who knows. I don't use bacon anymore but I used to save the bacon grease because it makes the best stuff to fry things. Every grandma who was a cook in the old days always saved the bacon grease. Worth its weight in gold.
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July 8th, 2024 at 5:35:08 PM permalink
Oven baked breaded red cabbage, onions in the middle, breaded chicken fingers on the end. Man was this good, especially the cabbage.

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July 8th, 2024 at 6:49:26 PM permalink
Bob your addicted to Breading!
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July 8th, 2024 at 8:20:58 PM permalink
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Bob your addicted to Breading!
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This is not any ordinary breading this is my low carb breading. Even has goat cheese in it. It's fantastic I want to put it on everything.
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July 8th, 2024 at 9:43:33 PM permalink
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Bob your addicted to Breading!
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This is not any ordinary breading this is my low carb breading. Even has goat cheese in it. It's fantastic I want to put it on everything.
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Though I don't know how it tastes, I give it high marks for color and texture.
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July 11th, 2024 at 8:54:26 PM permalink
Pork chop and eggplant. I take jalapeno goat cheese and slice it and cut it into small cubes and then I freeze it. Then I put it in the food processor with the breading mixture and I get the best breading I've ever had. Goat cheese is dry anyway and when it's frozen it mixes in really well with all the other ingredients.

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July 12th, 2024 at 2:32:16 AM permalink
Ftira! - Maltese sandwich with crunchy bread, tuna, tomato sauce, olives, capers, olive oil, salt and pepper!
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July 13th, 2024 at 5:47:06 AM permalink
This week I had fast food for the first time in a long time. McDonald's had a $5 combo meal of double cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink for $5. It was a good value and reminded me of the good old days when they had their $1 menu where I could eat for $3.
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July 13th, 2024 at 9:33:45 AM permalink
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This week I had fast food for the first time in a long time. McDonald's had a $5 combo meal of double cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink for $5. It was a good value and reminded me of the good old days when they had their $1 menu where I could eat for $3.
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Yesterday for me, 3 Whoppers ; 3 cheeseburgers; and 3 small fries all for $17.49 + tax.

Beats the heck out of a MD $5 "value" meal.

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July 13th, 2024 at 10:49:57 AM permalink
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Yesterday for me, 3 Whoppers ; 3 cheeseburgers; and 3 small fries all for $17.49 + tax.

Beats the heck out of a MD $5 "value" meal.

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You're in your '80s and this is what you eat? That's insane.
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July 13th, 2024 at 11:25:42 AM permalink
Maybe that is why he is living so long
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