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  •  It is a joy to cook real food (3+ / 0-)
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    Prairie Gal, ms badger, ladybug53

    I'm all for buying union made items... but seriously, buy real food and cook it yourself.

    You can even raise your own turkey if you have a little land.  They are fun and easy, easier even than chickens.  Back in college, I had a big blustery tom who started out as a feed-store chick.  He walked with the stiff contrived dignity of a preacher and tried to f@ck everything that moved, including me and the cat.  He huffed and puffed and made a range of speech-like sounds that were all just a bunch of nonsense.  So of course I named him Pat Robertson.  His consort, a sweet reddish hen turkey with a wrinkled neck and no brains, I called Jean Kirkpatrick after the Reagan era foreign policy wonk.

    A dog jumped over the fence a few days before thanksgiving and killed Pat.  He was a pet, but you know, I was a college student and pretty hungry.  Plucked him, cooked him and ate him.  He had spent the summer eating grasshoppers and he was the tastiest bird I've ever had.  So if you have access to your land, don't go get one of those butterball or other company birds.  Go to the feedstore, get some chicks, give them a happy life in the sun, and kill them quick and painlessly.  And enjoy.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 03:59:20 PM PST

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