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Old 03-31-2014, 08:19 PM   #31
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I prefer wings over tacos any day, although wings are no less than $2.50/lb around these parts, unless I get a 40lb case of frozen wings at Restaurant Depot for like $1.59/lb. Tacos, on the other hand, are cheap. We always use leftover meat to do them.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:27 PM   #32
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I used cabbage in my last couple batches of tacos and loved it. Crispy, it lasts forever in the fridge... perfect. I also use up cheese that needs used. Usually, since I like hard shells and they need baked, I will shred the cheese in the bottom of the shells before I bake them. Cheese other than the usual cheddar, like pepperjack or something.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:48 PM   #33
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If I want to use up cheese I usually do quesadillas. I always keep some flour tortillas for that.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:55 PM   #34
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Quesadillas is a good use also. Depending on the cheese.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:38 PM   #35
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Nothing beats fresh wings, Rock. I envy you working in a meat market. The bags of frozen wings around here are freezer burned while waiting for purchase.

Costco has vacuum packed wings. There are six whole wings in a pack and six packs to a purchase unit. They freeze well since there is no danger of freezer burn. They are a decent size and uniform in size. $2.19/Lb last time I got some. Cheaper than fresh wings at the supermarket.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:45 PM   #36
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I could have sworn I paid $2.49/lb for those Costco wings the last time. Not too long ago they were $1.99/lb.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:50 PM   #37
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I leave the wing tips on because my wife loves them, crispy and burnt. I like them too but whole wings take up too much space on the grill and they're cumbersome to turn over.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:04 PM   #38
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If we have a side with tacos, and we don't always, we have refried beans and or Mexican rice. We usually have soft tacos fish or beef. Store bought tortillas, but we have a couple of grocery stores that make them fresh in house. (Big Mexican community in this state). We often have taco salad instead of tacos, just had it last night ;). DD was visiting and it was her request. That's twice in a week for us! We use tortilla chips in/on our salad instead of the deep fried flour tortilla bowl, and I make a dressing from sour cream, mayo, salsa and taco seasoning.
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I could have sworn I paid $2.49/lb for those Costco wings the last time. Not too long ago they were $1.99/lb.

Not hard to imagine the prices are different in LA.
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Costco has vacuum packed wings. There are six whole wings in a pack and six packs to a purchase unit. They freeze well since there is no danger of freezer burn. They are a decent size and uniform in size. $2.19/Lb last time I got some. Cheaper than fresh wings at the supermarket.
I'll have to look for that. I never thought of looking in the frozen food section. Around here, fresh wings usually cost as much as boneless chicken breast.
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