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Peter1469
12-06-2014, 10:25 PM
It is our great pleasure to announce that PolWatch has agreed to be the newest member of the VIPs. PolWatch has consistently been an asset to the forum and a kind and witty member. Will you join us in congratulating PolWatch.

momsapplepie
12-06-2014, 10:28 PM
congrats!

Dr. Who
12-06-2014, 10:29 PM
Congratulations PolWatch. Welcome to the VIPs.

Howey
12-06-2014, 11:49 PM
Go PolWatch!

pjohns
12-07-2014, 12:43 AM
Congratulations, PolWatch!

Common
12-07-2014, 01:04 AM
Perfect, Congratulations Polwatch, youre much deserving :)

sachem
12-07-2014, 01:13 AM
Congrats, PolWatch. :)

Green Arrow
12-07-2014, 01:44 AM
Welcome to the Squad!

Safety
12-07-2014, 04:01 AM
Awesome! I know someone on the inside now.....:laugh:

ace's n 8's
12-07-2014, 04:04 AM
Awesome! I know someone on the inside now.....:laugh:
It has always been 'who you know, not what you know'

Polecat
12-07-2014, 10:35 AM
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTQ0YVfsoJSHNkT1TuASZYykAQ8DLldH df_GjHAdVGqPNOcgpL9

Ravens Fan
12-07-2014, 11:01 AM
Congrats PolWatch, Couldn't think of anyone more deserving.

Chris
12-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Congratulations!

Redrose
12-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Congratulations!

Mr. Right
12-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Even though our views sometimes clash, I'd be proud to have Polwatch as a neighbor.

Bob
12-07-2014, 03:58 PM
It is our great pleasure to announce that PolWatch has agreed to be the newest member of the VIPs. PolWatch has consistently been an asset to the forum and a kind and witty member. Will you join us in congratulating PolWatch.

She is now a member of the clique then.

Happy it is you Pollwatch.

It is a lot more fun reading controversy though.

Bob
12-07-2014, 04:00 PM
I get a huge kick out of Polwatch and seldom claim I love a poster. I am not IN LOVE, but love her posts. She has won my love at times.

Bob
12-07-2014, 04:02 PM
what is the salary of a VIP?

Dr. Who
12-07-2014, 05:10 PM
what is the salary of a VIP?
The same as a mods - zip, nada, nothing.

Peter1469
12-07-2014, 05:11 PM
The same as a mods - zip, nada, nothing.

The salary is putting up with childishness and petulance.

PolWatch
12-07-2014, 05:15 PM
sounds a lot like motherhood....

Bob
12-07-2014, 05:21 PM
http://thepoliticalforums.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Bob http://thepoliticalforums.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://thepoliticalforums.com/showthread.php?p=868862#post868862)
what is the salary of a VIP?


The same as a mods - zip, nada, nothing.

Interesting ..... same pay I get from this forum.

Bob
12-07-2014, 05:22 PM
The salary is putting up with childishness and petulance.

That is a two way street.

Green Arrow
12-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Interesting ..... same pay I get from this forum.

Why the hell would you get paid by this forum?

TrueBlue
12-07-2014, 06:04 PM
It is our great pleasure to announce that PolWatch has agreed to be the newest member of the VIPs. PolWatch has consistently been an asset to the forum and a kind and witty member. Will you join us in congratulating PolWatch.
Way to go, Pol! See, yer neva too ol' to be on the roll!! :)

hanger4
12-07-2014, 06:46 PM
Good choice Mods and VIPs, shes a Bama girl xan't be all bad.

Congrats PolWatch

del
12-07-2014, 07:28 PM
The salary is putting up with childishness and petulance.

tissue?

Howey
12-07-2014, 07:29 PM
The salary is putting up with childishness and petulance.

Amen Brother, amen!

Peter1469
12-07-2014, 07:30 PM
tissue?

Please. Thanks.

sachem
12-07-2014, 07:31 PM
That is a two way street.:facepalm:

Redrose
12-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Even though our views sometimes clash, I'd be proud to have Polwatch as a neighbor.


Me too.

Chloe
12-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Y'all should charge him for infecting the place with dumb. :)

Howey please do not insult other members. Thank you.

Bob
12-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Why the hell would you get paid by this forum?

Prolific contributor.

sachem
12-07-2014, 09:25 PM
Prolific contributor.:) :D :p

Captain Obvious
12-08-2014, 11:50 AM
I've been wondering when Pol was going to be included in the VIP ranks.

Plus I'm glad to see that we're back to announcing VIP additions.

Plus I'm glad to see that we're back to finally adding VIP members who actually contribute to the forum and not just popular with some members, for what it's worth.

Congrats PolWatch - it's much deserved, you're a great contributor.

Captain Obvious
12-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Prolific contributor.

Prophylactic contributor

Common Sense
12-08-2014, 11:52 AM
I had no idea there were VIPs....

nic34
12-08-2014, 11:55 AM
what is the salary of a VIP?

You WOULD ask that.

nic34
12-08-2014, 11:55 AM
I had no idea there were VIPs....

We give out atta boys and ahh shits!:laugh:

Captain Obvious
12-08-2014, 11:56 AM
I had no idea there were VIPs....

I'm not sure why you're not one either, for the record.

nic34
12-08-2014, 11:57 AM
I'm not sure why you're not one either, for the record.

I'll vote for him.....

Polecat
12-08-2014, 11:59 AM
I'm not sure why you're not one either, for the record.

I think its because he is Canadian. There has to be some kind of penalty for putting mayonnaise on french fries.

nic34
12-08-2014, 12:03 PM
I think its because he is Canadian. There has to be some kind of penalty for putting mayonnaise on french fries.

Did you tell Adelaide that?

Common Sense
12-08-2014, 12:04 PM
I think its because he is Canadian. There has to be some kind of penalty for putting mayonnaise on french fries.

While I do like mayo...the mayo on fries is more of a French thing. I do enjoy poutine.

Captain Obvious
12-08-2014, 12:06 PM
I think its because he is Canadian. There has to be some kind of penalty for putting mayonnaise on french fries.

:biglaugh:

We need to see his birth certificate first.

Polecat
12-08-2014, 12:07 PM
While I do like mayo...the mayo on fries is more of a French thing. I do enjoy poutine.

My friend from Ottawa won't shut up about how good poutine is. He promised to email some to me but never did.

Captain Obvious
12-08-2014, 12:11 PM
My friend from Ottawa won't shut up about how good poutine is. He promised to email some to me but never did.

e-poutine?

Polecat
12-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Did you tell Adelaide that?

I understand mayonnaise freezes at her latitude. She has to eat seal meat and fish to survive so I'm not about to bust her chops.

Common Sense
12-08-2014, 12:12 PM
My friend from Ottawa won't shut up about how good poutine is. He promised to email some to me but never did.

I don't think it would travel well through the interwebs.

It's just fries, gravy and cheese curds.

Captain Obvious
12-08-2014, 12:13 PM
I understand mayonnaise freezes at her latitude. She has to eat seal meat and fish to survive so I'm not about to bust her chops.

Actually, her version of mayo gets really thin and watery down here.

del
12-08-2014, 12:17 PM
I don't think it would travel well through the interwebs.

It's just fries, gravy and cheese curds.

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Ralph_Furley.gif

Polecat
12-08-2014, 12:19 PM
I don't think it would travel well through the interwebs.

It's just fries, gravy and cheese curds.
Damn spam filter.

Peter1469
12-08-2014, 01:22 PM
I don't think it would travel well through the interwebs.

It's just fries, gravy and cheese curds.

Disgusting! :smiley:

Common Sense
12-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Disgusting! :smiley:

Do you like fries and gravy? If you do you'd love poutine.

Peter1469
12-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Do you like fries and gravy? If you do you'd love poutine.

Nope.

Common Sense
12-08-2014, 01:25 PM
Nope.

Well then it's not for you.

I can't imagine not liking fries and gravy...that's crazy talk.

Peter1469
12-08-2014, 01:25 PM
Well then it's not for you.

I can't imagine not liking fries and gravy...that's crazy talk.

Fries are not meant to be all soggy and limp.

Common Sense
12-08-2014, 01:27 PM
Fries are not meant to be all soggy and limp.

That's why you have to eat it fast.

The combination of the crispy fries, the stringy melty cheese and the gravy...of man.

Polecat
12-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Well then it's not for you.

I can't imagine not liking fries and gravy...that's crazy talk.
Organic spuds with a balsamic vinegar wash smothered in brie?

Peter1469
12-08-2014, 01:30 PM
Organic spuds with a balsamic vinegar wash smothered in brie?

Now that sounds good. :smiley:

Captain Obvious
12-08-2014, 01:37 PM
Fries are not meant to be all soggy and limp.

Except with gravy.

PolWatch
12-08-2014, 02:29 PM
When I was working, it used to be one 'oh s**t cancelled out 3 'atta boys'....is the exchange rate different for VIP's?

Peter1469
12-08-2014, 02:31 PM
Except with gravy.

Hot sauce is better.

Polecat
12-08-2014, 02:32 PM
When I was working, it used to be one 'oh s**t cancelled out 3 'atta boys'....is the exchange rate different for VIP's?

The exchange rate is different for this century

Captain Obvious
12-08-2014, 03:05 PM
Hot sauce is better.

Yeah, but I was really drunk one time a long time ago and went to an all nigher diner and ordered this huge plate of fries, dumped a whole bottle of hot sauce on them and even drank the "gravy" after downing that plate of fries.

The hangover the next day was... special. Since then I have a hard time with hot sauce and fries.

PolWatch
12-08-2014, 03:07 PM
do you know what Mexican heartburn is?






its when you sit on the toilet, yelling 'come on ice cream'

sachem
12-08-2014, 03:09 PM
Yeah, but I was really drunk one time a long time ago and went to an all nigher diner and ordered this huge plate of fries, dumped a whole bottle of hot sauce on them and even drank the "gravy" after downing that plate of fries.

The hangover the next day was... special. Since then I have a hard time with hot sauce and fries.Please don't describe them exiting your body.

Polecat
12-08-2014, 03:29 PM
Please don't describe them exiting your body.

That's right CapN. Descriptive narrative just don't stack up like a picture.

Dr. Who
12-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Organic spuds with a balsamic vinegar wash smothered in brie?
Change that to malt vinegar, leave out the brie, and add salt. Have some deep fried halibut on the side.

Howey
12-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Change that to malt vinegar, leave out the brie, and add salt. Have some deep fried halibut on the side.

nuh uh...

pommes frits mit mayo!

Dr. Who
12-08-2014, 06:31 PM
nuh uh...

pommes frits mit mayo!
I think that's popular in Europe, however deep fried sweet potatoes with a spicy mayo based dipping sauce is very good.

PolWatch
12-08-2014, 06:32 PM
y'all need to head south...my husband eats mayo on crowder peas...his entire family does. I try not to watch!

Dark Mistress
12-08-2014, 06:52 PM
Congrats PolWatch :smiley:

Howey
12-08-2014, 08:43 PM
I think that's popular in Europe, however deep fried sweet potatoes with a spicy mayo based dipping sauce is very good.

Alas my days of deep fried anything and mayo are long over...

PolWatch
12-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Alas my days of deep fried anything and mayo are long over...

Lipitor is wonderful stuff!

Dr. Who
12-08-2014, 08:57 PM
:sad:

Alas my days of deep fried anything and mayo are long over...

silvereyes
12-08-2014, 10:01 PM
Ohhhh, being her bff....can I get backstage passes and a private tour?

Congrats!!!!

silvereyes
12-08-2014, 10:35 PM
and the gravy...of man.
EwwwwS! Sicko! <:*)

silvereyes
12-08-2014, 10:37 PM
Hot sauce is better.

My cowboy fries are better!

Howey
12-08-2014, 11:31 PM
Lipitor is wonderful stuff!




:sad:

Damn diabetes. Day I found out ( three months ago ) I completely changed my diet.

Tested my blood sugar today. 96! w00t!

Dr. Who
12-08-2014, 11:47 PM
Damn diabetes. Day I found out ( three months ago ) I completely changed my diet.

Tested my blood sugar today. 96! w00t!
Yes, diabetes is often caused and cured by diet.

PolWatch
12-09-2014, 12:56 AM
diabetes is dangerous....just the idea of it scares me! My husband & I both have slight cholesterol issues...not real bad...we only have fried food once a week (for a couple of rednecks, that is a real sacrifice!)

Howey
12-09-2014, 03:44 AM
diabetes is dangerous....just the idea of it scares me! My husband & I both have slight cholesterol issues...not real bad...we only have fried food once a week (for a couple of rednecks, that is a real sacrifice!)

Scared the shit out of me.

Captain Obvious
12-09-2014, 06:57 AM
diabetes is dangerous....just the idea of it scares me! My husband & I both have slight cholesterol issues...not real bad...we only have fried food once a week (for a couple of rednecks, that is a real sacrifice!)

When I was in Bama we were eating fried catfish and okra like nobody's business. Everybody served it.

And everyone served that sweet tea which I think is disgusting. Hard to find a place that served beer though.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 04:34 PM
diabetes is dangerous....just the idea of it scares me! My husband & I both have slight cholesterol issues...not real bad...we only have fried food once a week (for a couple of rednecks, that is a real sacrifice!)

Is there a connection between fried food and cholesterol?

Peter1469
01-03-2015, 04:37 PM
Is there a connection between fried food and cholesterol?

I would say yes. And vegetable oil is particularly unhealthy for you.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 04:38 PM
fried foods is one of the things the doc told us to avoid...I think its the fat content

Peter1469
01-03-2015, 04:40 PM
vegetable oil is very high in omega 6 trans-fatty acids and causes inflammation

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 04:41 PM
vegetable oil is very high in omega 6 trans-fatty acids and causes inflammation
Some, like canola oil are better than others.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 04:47 PM
Some, like canola oil are better than others.

I use olive oil for everything. I never let it hit its smoke point though. I never fry over high heat.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 04:56 PM
I use olive oil for everything. I never let it hit its smoke point though. I never fry over high heat.
Olive oil is good. Millions of Italians, Greeks and Lebanese can't be wrong. I use it too, but not for anything that needs higher heat or where I don't want the olive oil flavor transfer. For example, I would never use it for a Chinese stir fry.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:04 PM
Olive oil is good. Millions of Italians, Greeks and Lebanese can't be wrong. I use it too, but not for anything that needs higher heat or where I don't want the olive oil flavor transfer. For example, I would never use it for a Chinese stir fry.

Yeah, I've used Italian, Greek, Spanish, Turkish, whatever. I don't care as long as it's virgin and first cold pressed.

It would be weird for Chinese food. I do fry eggs in it though.

Common
01-03-2015, 05:09 PM
Is there a connection between fried food and cholesterol?

Yes and what your frying can make it much worse, breaded and fried pork chops retain far more cholesterol than grilling or broiling.

Fried foods do not release fats and cholesterol they hold them in

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 05:09 PM
Yeah, I've used Italian, Greek, Spanish, Turkish, whatever. I don't care as long as it's virgin and first cold pressed.

It would be weird for Chinese food. I do fry eggs in it though.
I go full on decadent when it comes to fried eggs. I like them fried in butter. As a result, I don't often eat fried eggs, but when I do, I thoroughly enjoy them. I've tried olive oil, but it's just not the same. They taste olivey (sp)!

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 05:14 PM
we limit fried to once a week....big day for favorite foods! I never believed I would see the day when my husband would ask for baked chicken....but he now likes baked better than fried...whodathunkit?

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:14 PM
I go full on decadent when it comes to fried eggs. I like them fried in butter. As a result, I don't often eat fried eggs, but when I do, I thoroughly enjoy them. I've tried olive oil, but it's just not the same. They taste olivey (sp)!

I used to do the traditional eggs in butter until I realized that's all I was buying butter for. I don't use it for anything else. I also use bacon grease so olive oil is typically plan b for eggs.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:15 PM
we limit fried to once a week....big day for favorite foods! I never believed I would see the day when my husband would ask for baked chicken....but he now likes baked better than fried...whodathunkit?

With hot peppers or hot sauce it' awesome.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 05:20 PM
I used to do the traditional eggs in butter until I realized that's all I was buying butter for. I don't use it for anything else. I also use bacon grease so olive oil is typically plan b for eggs.
Ah, eggs fried in bacon grease. I won't do scrambled that way, but sunny side up I love in bacon fat. Serious guilt factor afterward, but it's worth it.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:21 PM
Ah, eggs fried in bacon grease. I won't do scrambled that way, but sunny side up I love in bacon fat. Serious guilt factor afterward, but it's worth it.

I dump most of it out. Just enough so the eggs don't stick.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Actually, I should save it I guess. Why throw out usable fat? I could freeze it.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 05:29 PM
I dump most of it out. Just enough so the eggs don't stick.
I do too, but have you ever had your sunny side up eggs cooked with the hot bacon grease poured over the eggs while they are cooking? It just congeals the top of the egg. It's so good, but so bad for you. I haven't had them that way for several years, but I still remember the flavor! Why does everything that's bad for you taste so good? It's really unfair.

Peter1469
01-03-2015, 05:33 PM
Actually, I should save it I guess. Why throw out usable fat? I could freeze it.

I put bacon fat in a can and store it in a cabinet. I should probably use a mason jar so I can put a lid on it.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:34 PM
I do too, but have you ever had your sunny side up eggs cooked with the hot bacon grease poured over the eggs while they are cooking? It just congeals the top of the egg. It's so good, but so bad for you. I haven't had them that way for several years, but I still remember the flavor! Why does everything that's bad for you taste so good? It's really unfair.

I usually avoid eggs up because I just can't deal with undercooked whites. Over easy, fried hard, or scrambled. That method sounds like it's worth trying since it will cook the whites.

That's why I'm glad I have a love for heat and garlic. To some extent it can replace excess fat.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:34 PM
I put bacon fat in a can and store it in a cabinet. I should probably use a mason jar so I can put a lid on it.

Oh, it doesn't need refrigeration?

Peter1469
01-03-2015, 05:35 PM
Oh, it doesn't need refrigeration?

I never have. And never have had a problem with it.

Peter1469
01-03-2015, 05:35 PM
I usually avoid eggs up because I just can't deal with undercooked whites. Over easy, fried hard, or scrambled. That method sounds like it's worth trying since it will cook the whites.

That's why I'm glad I have a love for heat and garlic. To some extent it can replace excess fat.

There is no such thing as an undercooked egg white (or egg). :smiley:

But I get good eggs.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 05:37 PM
Actually, I should save it I guess. Why throw out usable fat? I could freeze it.
My mother used to save it back in the day. Funny, but no one in my family was ever fat or had high cholesterol issues. Mom would use bacon fat to fry onions and other veggies for certain soups where the bacon fat enhanced the flavor. It's funny, but she used to say something she got from her father, that soup without "eyes" had no flavor. (the "eyes" are the little clear circles of fat that show up on top of the soup.)

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:37 PM
Cool. I'd rather have it ready to use. now that I think about it, when I worked at a deli in college the owner would just leave cooked bacon out for days. Cooked and cured it's fine without refrigeration.

Peter1469
01-03-2015, 05:38 PM
My mother used to save it back in the day. Funny, but no one in my family was ever fat or had high cholesterol issues. Mom would use bacon fat to fry onions and other veggies for certain soups where the bacon fat enhanced the flavor. It's funny, but she used to say something she got from her father, that soup without "eyes" had no flavor. (the "eyes" are the little clear circles of fat that show up on top of the soup.)

Animal fats are good for you (in moderation- defined by your activity level) and vegetable fats are best avoided.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:38 PM
My mother used to save it back in the day. Funny, but no one in my family was ever fat or had high cholesterol issues. Mom would use bacon fat to fry onions and other veggies for certain soups where the bacon fat enhanced the flavor. It's funny, but she used to say something she got from her father, that soup without "eyes" had no flavor. (the "eyes" are the little clear circles of fat that show up on top of the soup.)

It's great for soup. I do that too.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 05:40 PM
I always use bacon grease to make a roux for gumbos. Its just not the same using any other oil. I fry eggs by splashing the hot grease over the yolks. We don't have them often so its a treat for when we are feeling dangerous (!)

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:41 PM
There is no such thing as an undercooked egg white (or egg). :smiley:

But I get good eggs.

That's gross, Pietro.

So do I but I cook them. :smiley:

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 05:42 PM
There is no such thing as an undercooked egg white (or egg). :smiley:

But I get good eggs.
It's a texture thing Pete. Under cooked whites have a very snotty feel in the mouth. All things being equal, even if the eggs could be eaten raw, I prefer the whites to be cooked.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 05:43 PM
I always use bacon grease to make a roux for gumbos. Its just not the same using any other oil. I fry eggs by splashing the hot grease over the yolks. We don't have them often so its a treat for when we are feeling dangerous (!)
Your gumbo must be excellent.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 05:43 PM
oh, for the days we ate like that all the time! Most of the time I bake our bacon on a rack to get all the grease out of it.

Peter1469
01-03-2015, 05:45 PM
It's a texture thing Pete. Under cooked whites have a very snotty feel in the mouth. All things being equal, even if the eggs could be eaten raw, I prefer the whites to be cooked.

I put raw eggs in protein shakes and blend them up.

I also make grits and add two eggs at the end- then mix it all together before any egg cooks. Yummy.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:46 PM
It's a texture thing Pete. Under cooked whites have a very snotty feel in the mouth. All things being equal, even if the eggs could be eaten raw, I prefer the whites to be cooked.

In a word.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 05:50 PM
oh, for the days we ate like that all the time! Most of the time I bake our bacon on a rack to get all the grease out of it.
Me too. It's not the same, but what the heck. Funny, but when you go to a breakfast restaurant, often the reason that the eggs and bacon are so tasty is because they cook everything in decadent fat.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 05:51 PM
Your gumbo must be excellent.

sounds conceited, but it is good. One of my brothers once made a detour from New Hampshire to south Alabama while traveling to El Paso, TX for one day....for a pot of gumbo. :wink:

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:54 PM
I started using pork shoulder bacon.

http://www.applegate.com/products/natural-good-morning-bacon

I'm not kidding you or myself when say the difference is minimal. It's some porky goodness.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 05:56 PM
Thanx...I checked the site & it is available in my area...we will try it!

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:56 PM
Me too. It's not the same, but what the heck. Funny, but when you go to a breakfast restaurant, often the reason that the eggs and bacon are so tasty is because they cook everything in decadent fat.

Way too much. My boss bought me a NJ diner egg sandwich and I was full all day.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 05:57 PM
Thanx...I checked the site & it is available in my area...we will try it!

It's good. Let me know what you think. It doesn't have that creepy look that turkey bacon has either.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 06:00 PM
I put raw eggs in protein shakes and blend them up.

I also make grits and add two eggs at the end- then mix it all together before any egg cooks. Yummy.
That's a bit like eggnog. You really have to be sure of your eggs.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 06:02 PM
turkey bacon? yuck! I tried it one time and the critters really enjoyed it. The humans were not impressed. I would rather limit my consumption of something I enjoy than eat something I don't really like. Moderation in all things! :rollseyes:

sachem
01-03-2015, 06:08 PM
turkey bacon? yuck! I tried it one time and the critters really enjoyed it. The humans were not impressed. I would rather limit my consumption of something I enjoy than eat something I don't really like. Moderation in all things! :rollseyes:If it is turkey it isn't bacon. I'm with you. I would rather have less of something but have the real thing when I do have it.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 06:10 PM
I started using pork shoulder bacon.

http://www.applegate.com/products/natural-good-morning-bacon

I'm not kidding you or myself when say the difference is minimal. It's some porky goodness.
I haven't seen any, but if I do I'll try it. It looks good.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 06:11 PM
If it is turkey it isn't bacon. I'm with you. I would rather have less of something but have the real thing when I do have it.

Technically, pork shoulder "bacon" is't really bacon either.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 06:11 PM
I haven't seen any, but if I do I'll try it. It looks good.

I can honestly say it's got that smoked pork goodness.

sachem
01-03-2015, 06:13 PM
Technically, pork shoulder "bacon" is't really bacon either.If it oinks and they call it bacon, it's ok by me. Technicalities be damned!!

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 06:15 PM
are y'all sure you live in the north? I didn't know folks of the northern persuasion appreciated bacon and/or pork the way the south does.

sachem
01-03-2015, 06:17 PM
are y'all sure you live in the north? I didn't know folks of the northern persuasion appreciated bacon and/or pork the way the south does.I thought everyone likes bacon.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 06:19 PM
I thought everyone likes bacon.

It's one of the few universals.

Green Arrow
01-03-2015, 06:23 PM
I like turkey bacon, but you have to get the right stuff for it to be good.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 06:24 PM
I like turkey bacon, but you have to get the right stuff for it to be good.

The PA Dutch make a good one but it looks absolutely hideous until it's cooked.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 06:24 PM
I tried turkey bacon once....I'll continue to support the pork industry!

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 06:25 PM
I can honestly say it's got that smoked pork goodness.
I noticed an organic store location that carries it not that far away from where I live. I might just try it.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 06:26 PM
I noticed an organic store location that carries it not that far away from where I live. I might just try it.

Go for it. Seriously, it's not that much different from pork belly.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 06:27 PM
Except meatier. It's meaty stuff which I like.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 06:31 PM
are y'all sure you live in the north? I didn't know folks of the northern persuasion appreciated bacon and/or pork the way the south does.
Pork is common to many European cultures, so given the cultural mix in the north, it would be unusual if it weren't pretty common in the north as well.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 06:33 PM
Pork is common to many European cultures, so given the cultural mix in the north, it would be unusual if it weren't pretty common in the north as well.

True. Pork is popular all over Europe.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 06:43 PM
True. Pork is popular all over Europe.
LOL. Especially in Germany. German (German themed) restaurant menus are probably 80% pork dishes, at least in Munich. After coming back it took a couple of weeks before I wanted to eat pork again. Of course I was sick when I came back, so I wan't eating much of anything anyway, but I really wasn't interested in eating anything remotely like pork schnitzel.

Mister D
01-03-2015, 06:46 PM
LOL. Especially in Germany. German (German themed) restaurant menus are probably 80% pork dishes, at least in Munich. After coming back it took a couple of weeks before I wanted to eat pork again. Of course I was sick when I came back, so I wan't eating much of anything anyway, but I really wasn't interested in eating anything remotely like pork schnitzel.

Oh yeah, central Europe especially. Germans, Poles etc.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 06:52 PM
I've never tried pork schnitzel but I looked up the recipe and it looks good....just fried pork chops, pounded thin. Another thing to try! I get tired of cooking & eating the same thing prepared the same way. Good thing my husband is adventurous!

Green Arrow
01-03-2015, 06:53 PM
Pork bacon is okay, but ten years leading a kosher lifestyle kind of got me out of it.

kilgram
01-03-2015, 06:58 PM
LOL. Especially in Germany. German (German themed) restaurant menus are probably 80% pork dishes, at least in Munich. After coming back it took a couple of weeks before I wanted to eat pork again. Of course I was sick when I came back, so I wan't eating much of anything anyway, but I really wasn't interested in eating anything remotely like pork schnitzel.
Un Spain pork is very popular too. From steaks to different kinds of sausages from pork like fuet, sobrassada, chorizo...
Green Arrow you must try jamon Serrano (ham)

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Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 06:59 PM
I've never tried pork schnitzel but I looked up the recipe and it looks good....just fried pork chops, pounded thin. Another thing to try! I get tired of cooking & eating the same thing prepared the same way. Good thing my husband is adventurous!
You can also do the same thing with chicken. Add a little marinara sauce and mozzarella or Parmesan cheese on top and bingo you have chicken parmigiana.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 07:19 PM
I've made that....until recently we could not get veal in this area so I used chicken breasts, pounded thin. I love Italian food but I'm a novice so I stick to the recipes rather than try my own versions. I did figure out that chicken could be used instead of veal for picata, etc.