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56 minutes ago, Eleven said:

Cole slaw is underrated as a sandwich topping.  Cole slaw can transform an ordinary turkey and Swiss sandwich into something extraordinary.  

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Always liked the Thanksgiving sandwich from wegmans. Turkey, slaw, dressing, cranberry and some other stuff

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3 hours ago, Eleven said:

Cole slaw is underrated as a sandwich topping.  Cole slaw can transform an ordinary turkey and Swiss sandwich into something extraordinary.  

Agreed.  Slaw > lettuce

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7 hours ago, Eleven said:

Cole slaw is underrated as a sandwich topping.  Cole slaw can transform an ordinary turkey and Swiss sandwich into something extraordinary.  

 

3 hours ago, Weave said:

Agreed.  Slaw > lettuce

It does depend on the slaw, though. If it’s the creamery, Arthur Treacher’s style slaw, then yes. If it’s the more vinegary style, not so much.

I’ve been getting the slaw, turkey and Swiss sammach around here for years.

Don't even get me started with slaw on pulled pork.

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Sigh, you damn neanderthals..

Turkey, Swiss, Slaw is a Rachel.  

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37 minutes ago, LTS said:

Sigh, you damn neanderthals..

Turkey, Swiss, Slaw is a Rachel.  

Huh?! I’ve had hundreds of Rachels (man I wish the was true) and never knew the name.

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2 hours ago, LTS said:

Sigh, you damn neanderthals..

Turkey, Swiss, Slaw is a Rachel.  

Rachels are grilled and have Russian dressing.

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5 hours ago, Eleven said:

Rachels are grilled and have Russian dressing.

I thought you were worldly. That's a Maddow.

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I bought some free-range brown eggs and got these weird brown flecks when I cracked them. I've seen these flecks in free-range/cage-free/organic eggs but never in regular old (cheap) commercial eggs. So I had to google it. Before eating. It's blood from a ruptured vessel as the egg is forming in the reproductive tract. Lovely. I got most of it out, no mean feat, but couldn't get the idea of it out of my mind as I ate the eggs. So much for doing the right thing.

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22 hours ago, LTS said:

Sigh, you damn neanderthals..

Turkey, Swiss, Slaw is a Rachel.  

No way, a Rachel is a Rueben with turkey instead of corned beef. Unless we're calling *****, Slaw 😁

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23 hours ago, Eleven said:

Rachels are grilled and have Russian dressing.

Fine.. fine.. if you say turkey, slaw, and swiss I think Rachel. it's the main components of the sandwich.

3 hours ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

No way, a Rachel is a Rueben with turkey instead of corned beef. Unless we're calling *****, Slaw 😁

not sure what got censored, but commonly slaw is used because people don't like sauerkraut.

 

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27 minutes ago, LTS said:

Fine.. fine.. if you say turkey, slaw, and swiss I think Rachel. it's the main components of the sandwich.

not sure what got censored, but commonly slaw is used because people don't like sauer*****.

 

This got censored.

And there is no way I’m not getting a rueben today.

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Why does store bought macaroni salad always taste like licking a fencepost?

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14 minutes ago, SwampD said:

Why does store bought macaroni salad always taste like licking a fencepost?

It's like they use miracle whip or just plain sugar in it. 

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Just now, Wyldnwoody44 said:

It's like they use miracle whip or just plain sugar in it. 

There is always a bitter metallic aftertaste. I don't get it.

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2 minutes ago, SwampD said:

There is always a bitter metallic aftertaste. I don't get it.

The power of preservatives. I found some stuff at Trader Joe's once that was decent, but it's since been replaced with junk again. 

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We were in Wyoming Co today and saw a flyer for the Butter Meat Co.  They are advertising, mature, full grown beef, not 1st year cows.  Specifically, 6-7 yr old dairy cows, so basically, retired heifers.  They claim better, fuller flavor.  Full range of cuts, hot dogs, bologna, etc. 

Old dairy cows never struck me as a source for good beef for the table.  in the past I have derided places with cheap beef as likely old dairy cows, nonetheless my curiosity was up, so we went.

Small storefront.  Small cooler.  The only thing they had available at the time we were there that wasn't frozen was a skirt steak, a few packages of their hotdogs, and a couple of bologna rounds.  The bologna was not the big, fat lunchmeat style.  It looked more like a longer summer sausage.  Some of the cuts were priced per steak, some of them were priced per pound.  They were mostly on the higher side of price, but not all of the cuts were expensive.  The lady at the counter told us all of the steaks are cut 2" thick (!?!?!!) and the ribeyes are cut tomahawk style with untrimmed bones.  I bet those are impressive.  Judging by the price, they seem very proud of their strip steaks.

I didn't want to spend  bunch of money on something I wasn't sure of, and I was hoping to have it for dinner tonight.  The skirt steak in the display cooler was rolled up and vacuum packaged so I couldn't really get a look at it.  It was priced per steak at $15 (or $18 I honestly don't remember which) and she said the skirt steaks ranged in size between 2-3lbs.  Minimal financial risk if we didn't like it so I bought a skirt steak, a bologna round, and a package o' dogs.  $43 including tax.  Not cheap.  Not silly expensive either.

Got the steak home and unpackaged it.  It was an untrimmed steak.  Still had a bunch of fat on the backside and a fair amount of silver skin.  I spent about 10 minutes trimming it up to get a proper skirt steak for the grill.  I wish I had weighed it before I started trimming.  It was longer than my longest cutting board, and I have some pretty big cutting boards.  No way this thing was under 3lbs untrimmed.  I cut it in half so I could work with it.  The meat was a noticeably deeper red color than even good supermarket beef.  I seasoned it up with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onto a screaming hot grill she went.  (I guess I can assume she, it is a retired dairy cow) 2-3 minutes per side and medium to medium rare.  Cut thin against the grain and served with a side of fried peppers and onions and refried beans.

And the verdict was....

It was neither more tender nor more tough than a typical grocery store skirt steak.  If pressed I'd say it was more tender than average, but not by alot.  The texture was different, and I can't put my finger on exactly what the difference was.  Not objectionable in any way, just a little different.  Flavor was good.  My wife felt it tasted "better" than grocery store beef.  If there was a difference, it was small enough that I would need a side by side comparison to be convinced.  I tried the meat both hot and after it had cooled to room temp.  At room temp I thought maybe I picked something up, but it could easily be the power of suggestion too.  Regardless, the steak was very enjoyable and well worth the price and the effort of trimming it properly.  And an NY Baco Noir paired very nicely with it.

Next time we are in that area we are going to step up and try either a filet or NY strip.  We'll see if there is a more noticeable difference with a more premium cut.  The skirt steak convinced us that the risk is low of a disappointing steak.

They are located in the village of Perry, so if you are in the area or maybe visiting Letchworth, they are worthy of checking out IMO.

2 of those dogs go on the grill for lunch tomorrow.  We'll see how they do........

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@SwampD is right.  I never had thought about it.  It DOES always have that aftertaste.  

I think it's malt.  It tastes malty.

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18 hours ago, Weave said:

We were in Wyoming Co today and saw a flyer for the Butter Meat Co.  They are advertising, mature, full grown beef, not 1st year cows.  Specifically, 6-7 yr old dairy cows, so basically, retired heifers.  They claim better, fuller flavor.  Full range of cuts, hot dogs, bologna, etc. 

<SNIP>

2 of those dogs go on the grill for lunch tomorrow.  We'll see how they do........

4 dogs on the grill for lunch.  Raw, they are darker colored than grocery store dogs and have a very peppery aroma.  They darkened up further as they cooked.  Did not swell at all, in fact they shriveled a bit as they cooked.  The meat inside looked like cooked hamburger when they were done.

Flavor is VERY beefy.  They taste somewhere in between a burger and a dog, closer to burger, really.  Pepper and nutmeg were definitely in there.  The casing was so thin to be basically unnoticeable.  That is a plus in my book.  I love the flavor of Zweigle dogs but their casing really turns me off unless you cook the hell out of it.  These casings were totally unnoticeable to me.  Big thumbs up there.  Very unique hot dogs.  Beefy, with pepper and nutmeg.  There will definitely be a repeat purchase.

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