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    Unseemly food indulgences

    I was talking to a coworker today about worst indulgences we'd enjoyed in our higher metabolized youth.

    I said I used to eat a stack of pancakes (you all know my weakness for those) with a pile of pork breakfast sausages. I'd make "pig in a blanket" and smother it all in honey or maple syrup.

    She said she'd pound a big bag of skittles. haha

    What about you all? Anything you are almost ashamed to say you used to shovel in your mouths? haha
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    I made a Turducken for Thanksgiving in 1988, straight from Paul Prudhomme's cookbook.

    It fed 16 people. The first day. There was so much left over we had Thanksgiving 2.0 the next day. 16 more people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I made a Turducken for Thanksgiving in 1988, straight from Paul Prudhomme's cookbook.

    It fed 16 people. The first day. There was so much left over we had Thanksgiving 2.0 the next day. 16 more people.
    Dude! If there are pics, please post one. Sounds like one hell of an indulgence! Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Dude! If there are pics, please post one. Sounds like one hell of an indulgence! Wow!
    Alas I just sent the cookbooks to the library for the yearly library book sale, but it takes several days to prepare and a good 9-12 hours to cook on Serving Day. It makes 40-60 pounds of food, depending on the size of the birds and whatnot. We used a neighbor's oven for the final day, so as to have ours free for cooking The Rest Of Thanksgiving:

    https://www.thefooddictator.com/paul...mes-turducken/


    A more modern approach that remedies some of the traditional problems:

    https://www.seriouseats.com/2012/11/...turducken.html

    We did not have these problems with ours, I suspect because we followed Prudhomme's recipes carefully, and his stuffings are rather structural, and contain enough fats to prevent dryness in the meats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Alas I just sent the cookbooks to the library for the yearly library book sale, but it takes several days to prepare and a good 9-12 hours to cook on Serving Day. It makes 40-60 pounds of food, depending on the size of the birds and whatnot. We used a neighbor's oven for the final day, so as to have ours free for cooking The Rest Of Thanksgiving:

    https://www.thefooddictator.com/paul...mes-turducken/


    A more modern approach that remedies some of the traditional problems:

    https://www.seriouseats.com/2012/11/...turducken.html

    We did not have these problems with ours, I suspect because we followed Prudhomme's recipes carefully, and his stuffings are rather structural, and contain enough fats to prevent dryness in the meats.

    That is a real turducken! Yum!
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    Oh, you mean like the blue box of macaroni and cheese that is not a single serving box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    Oh, you mean like the blue box of macaroni and cheese that is not a single serving box?
    Yum!
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    When I was a kid my cousin and I used to make “sandwiches” by layering miracle whip and kraft “American” cheese slices between white wonder bread. My mother actually thought that was healthier than cookies!

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    truthfully I never had a high metabolism youth, I could ALWAYS gain weight - as a teen, in my 20s, etc.. Probably one reason why I was vegetarian by 21 because I lost weight being vegetarian (although I'm not vegetarian now, but I try for healthy). But for all that, my weight peaks out and never becomes very overweight (see maybe we do have a set point and I guess I can't complain too much about it), highest EVER was about age 20 before I did the vegetarian stint, but it's never that much since as i never really went back to junk food, but still ups and downs. I'm not perfect in healthy eating now, I try for mostly healthy.

    I used to drink several cokes a day as a teenager and eat fast food then too. My bladder can't take the cokes anymore without pain (ok it didn't very well then either). Ah all the other things I ate as a teenager, giant brownies from the donut shop, for that matter apple fritters from there too.

    In my 20s I was addicted to the starbucks latte (ok the small size). I had the frapachino sometimes too. No nervous system can't take that caffeine load anymore (barely did then), it's tea for me now.
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