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Old 11-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #31
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Rob doesn't eat any soups or gravy in restaraunts to avoid msg, he is leery of a lot of seasonings too. Msg just makes him feel terrible. He's lucky that he found someone that not only can cook from scratch, but enjoys doing it!
I don't eat soups or gravies in restos either. Salad dressings are suspect too, though usually okay if made in house.

I first noticed the "MSG headache" in the late '70s. I've been reading labels since then. I remember shopping with Stirling before we got engaged. I told him to read the label for some Knorr soup (he liked to make chip dip with it). Not only was MSG high on the list of ingredients, salt was the second ingredient.

At one time, Chinese restos were the safest place for me to eat. They knew what MSG was and would make me food with no MSG. Lots of other restos didn't know what MSG was, so even when they said there was no MSG, there might be.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:40 AM   #32
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I don't eat soups or gravies in restos either. Salad dressings are suspect too, though usually okay if made in house.

I first noticed the "MSG headache" in the late '70s. I've been reading labels since then. I remember shopping with Stirling before we got engaged. I told him to read the label for some Knorr soup (he liked to make chip dip with it). Not only was MSG high on the list of ingredients, salt was the second ingredient.

At one time, Chinese restos were the safest place for me to eat. They knew what MSG was and would make me food with no MSG. Lots of other restos didn't know what MSG was, so even when they said there was no MSG, there might be.
I avoid MSG, not because of the headache but because things containing it taste vile, despite the claims that MSG tasteless.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:48 AM   #33
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Let's get back to cooking turkey drumsticks.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:04 PM   #34
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I rarely see turkey parts sold here. You'll see whole turkeys and breasts frozen and fresh close to the holidays, but the individual parts are rare to find. I have seen smoked wings on occasion.

I would love to see bone in 1/2 turkey breasts year round, I would cook them often.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #35
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Same thing here, the parts disappear as soon as Thanksgiving is in the air. Makes it hard for two person households. Shrek loves breast and I love dark meat...the rest of the turkey makes enough for an army or too many leftovers.

I did get two Cornish game hens yesterday. Shrek said something about only making mashed potatoes OR stuffing...I laughed. Two cans on cranberry sauce, too, I like the whole berry and Shrek likes the jellied stuff.

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I rarely see turkey parts sold here. You'll see whole turkeys and breasts frozen and fresh close to the holidays, but the individual parts are rare to find. I have seen smoked wings on occasion.

I would love to see bone in 1/2 turkey breasts year round, I would cook them often.
I see you are in NC. Do you have a Bilo? Publix? Ingles? Food Lion? In the meat dept right next to the fresh chicken you will find turkey parts.
I cannot imagine turkey parts being so hard to come by, when they are so readily available here.
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Rob likes both white and dark but is partial to dark and I only eat white. He was excited when I told him that I'd be cooking a whole turkey this year so he can get a drumstick.

he doesn't like any cranberry so I get to make whatever I want there, or just a can of jellied stuff.
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I see you are in NC. Do you have a Bilo? Publix? Ingles? Food Lion? In the meat dept right next to the fresh chicken you will find turkey parts.
I cannot imagine turkey parts being so hard to come by, when they are so readily available here.
No Bilo, Publix (one being built, opening next year), Ingles. I do work at a Food Lion but my store doesn't carry the parts any time but during the holidays.

We do have Kroger, Harris Teeter, Lowes, Whole Foods, Fresh Market etc.. I haven't noticed it in these store on the regular, maybe it's the area?
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Just a reminder. Even if you shop in a supermarket, you can ask the meat guy for anything that's not out on the shelves. They often have stuff out back they can package and give you.
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Just a reminder. Even if you shop in a supermarket, you can ask the meat guy for anything that's not out on the shelves. They often have stuff out back they can package and give you.
Andy, I have a problem doing that. I am too short to reach the buzzer to alert them in the back room. So since they are always putting fresh products out, I just wait until someone comes out.

I do stand outside in every rainstorm hoping it will help me grow. If that doesn't start working soon, I am going to have to find some cow patties to stand in.
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