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  1. troy2000
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    There's another one where I usually just lay low. My idea of black-eyed peas for the New Year is a full-bore production of Hoppin' John. The wife's is to open a can of black-eyed peas, add a pat of butter and heat them, then place a spoonful on everyone's plate as a side dish during lunch or dinner.

    Don't get me wrong; Cindy is a solid cook. She puts together tasty meals, and feeds me well when I'm home. But sometimes she's less than an inspired one.....
     
  2. El_Guero

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    Well, at least you know which side your butter is on.

    But, I cannot eat peas outta the can. They gotta be outta the garden. And still finding them all dried up under the couch six months later ....

    But, with some good back strap bacon cooked in with some onion .... just a dash, small dash, of salt, and some pepper.

    And then over jalapeño cornbread .... my grandma and mom have me spoiled.

    Now, I am hungry!
     
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    Try making the cornbread with bacon grease instead of oil or whatever, and home-ground whole wheat flour instead of white flour.
     
  4. hoytedow
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    Troy said, "Try making the cornbread with bacon grease instead of oil or whatever, and home-ground whole wheat flour instead of white flour." I could not agree more. We quit eating bleached flour some time ago after learning it contributes to or causes diabetes.

    http://www.organicconsumers.org/foodsafety/alloxan061605.cfm

    "However, even though the toxic effect of alloxan is common scientific knowledge in the research community, the FDA still allows companies to use it when processing foods we ingest."

    http://proliberty.com/observer/20050718.htm

    "Even if you are already diabetic, some simple changes to your diet can help treat your diabetes. First of all, stop eating foods made with white flour. Even though you already have diabetes, vitamin E supplements can still help you, as can many common foods.

    Garlic, for example, does wonders for diabetes.......
    .....................................................................If you’re willing to risk your quality of life and your life itself, then go ahead and eat all the foods made with white flour you want. However, if you want to stop poisoning yourself with alloxan, a known toxic chemical, then make a few simple dietary changes"

    I don't mean to sound preachy, just know from experience in my family. Grandma worked in a German bakery and DM type 2 ran rampant through family. :(
     
  5. El_Guero

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    What oil would you use besides bacon grease and olive oil?

    :(

    I do not home grind my flour, but I think that is next. But, I gotta figure out how to make corn masa from scratch here ....

    They ain't got NO Mexican food.

    And I need hominy to make my own corn masa ....
     
  6. troy2000
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    For traditional-style cornbread (sturdy, a bit dry and crumbly), I use any neutral cooking oil - especially if I'm going to crumble it into milk and eat it like cereal. For sweeter cornbread or corn muffins, I usually use butter. I use bacon grease when I have it handy, and I've never tried using olive oil.

    The only problem with home-ground whole wheat flour is that it goes rancid in a hurry. So grind it only as you need it, and keep any extra tightly sealed and in the refrigerator. You can order buckets or bags of wheat online, and in a cool dark place it'll basically last forever (until you grind it).

    Masa from scratch? Well, first you grow some corn, harvest it and dry it. Then you slake it in lye and water to make hominy; wash the hominy; and grind it wet to make fresh masa. Or you could do what the Mexican families I've known do: go down to the supermarket and buy a 5-lb bag of masa harina de maiz, which is just dried and powdered masa. The stuff sold by Quaker is just as good as Maseca, the traditional Mexican brand.

    For the equivalent of a pound of fresh masa, mix 1 3/4 cups masa harina with a bit more than a cup of hot water, cover it and let it rest for an hour.

    add: there are two grinds of masa harina. The fine stuff is used for tortillas, and the coarser grind is used for tamales.
     
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    Troy... I think the supermarket option... isn't. Not in the Ukraine at least.
     
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    Maybe I'm mistaken, but I assume that when the gentleman says 'San Antonio, Ukraine,' he means that he splits his time between the Ukraine and San Antonio, Texas.

    Guero is a Mexican term for someone with light complexion and hair; he's basically calling himself 'the white guy' in Spanish. He likes black-eyed peas fresh from the garden, and eats cornbread - but with chopped jalapeno peppers in it.

    I have nothing but envy for someone who apparently spends part of his life enjoying southern and Tex/Mex cooking, and part of it in a country famed for its gorgeous women....:p
     
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    Hmmm... I wonder if customs would get involved if he carried some back with him?
     
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    Black eyed peas or blue eyed women?
     
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    You beat me to it.....:D
     
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    It sounds like something from A. Huxley's Brave New World.
     
  14. troy2000
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    Sounds like they have a ways to go. But I think they're on the right track: instead of coming up with an imitation meat product, they're figuring out how to grow beef in the lab instead of on the hoof.

    If they get to the point where they can grow me a nice rib-eye steak in a vat, instead of having to carve it off a cow that led a short and probably miserable life, they won't get any argument from me.
     

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    I expect I won't worry about my job just yet... I work at a beef packing plant. We grind 1,000,000+ lbs of beef a day... and that is just the trim from the previous day's processing. We ship another 1,000,000+ lbs of boxed beef each day all over the world. Plus there are the bones, blood, organs, hides and all the products produced from them. Medicines, cosmetics and a hundred other things are derived from the 6000-7000 cattle that go through the plant. Nope... I expect I'll have to go to work tonight again.
     
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