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audreyh1 02-09-2021 03:00 PM

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Wow, HEB had an impressive selection of whole briskets today!

NW-Bound 02-09-2021 03:06 PM

Wagyu beef for $6.99/lb? ???

REWahoo 02-09-2021 03:12 PM

Note the label says "American Style" Wagyu beef... :)

NW-Bound 02-09-2021 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo (Post 2558302)
Note the label says "American Style" Wagyu beef... :)

I know. But still.

I do not see Wagyu beef around here. Or perhaps I have not looked hard enough.

PS. Saw some Argentina grassfed strip loin just now for $5.99. Wanted to get some, but the two fridges are full. Darn, we keep buying more food than we can eat. The way my wife hoards food, people would think we were from the Great Depression era.

NW-Bound 02-09-2021 03:25 PM

Well, I guess I don't really know what Wagyu beef means or entails.

Recently, I read an article about Angus beef. The gist of the article is "What's the big deal?"

It said that a huge percentage of the beef (forget the number) is Angus beef already. It's like saying "wine made from grape", as the peasant Ligurians liked to say, as told in a book that I am reading.

Well, I have to talk about that book, but it belongs in another thread.

Koolau 02-09-2021 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by NW-Bound (Post 2558303)
I know. But still.

I do not see Wagyu beef around here. Or perhaps I have not looked hard enough.

90 degrees to Wagyu beef, but still well within the BTD theme (example to follow), I can NOT find any Spumoni Ice Cream on the Island (in a store - more to follow). Even back "home" on the mainland, I must have asked at half a dozen grocery stores and just got a blank stare when I asked for it.

BUT, Old Spaghetti Factory serves Spumoni Ice Cream for dessert. AND - here's the best part - they SELL it by the gallon. It cost me $20 plus tax, but once or twice a year, I BTD and buy a big box of it and with a little (very little) help from DW, I consume it in less time than it takes to start "going bad" like ice cream does when it gets "old."

Heh, heh, the song lyric that just went through my head, thinking about spumoni ice cream was "I'm In Heaven" from CHEEK TO CHEEK sung by Fred Astaire in "Top Hat" ca. 1935. It was included, IIRC in "The Green Mile." You folks who love (love, love, love) jamon de bellota may not share my enthusiasm for spumoni ice cream, but my passion for it helps me understand YOUR passion. Totally different flavors and even food groups, but passion is passion and should be celebrated IMHO.:dance: YMMV

ejman 02-09-2021 03:44 PM

Bought a couple of new belts for my Rega P3 turntable. $6.10. Why not? blow that dough!

Koolau 02-09-2021 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ejman (Post 2558327)
Bought a couple of new belts for my Rega P3 turntable. $6.10. Why not? blow that dough!

Hey, throw caution to the wind! YOLO though YMMV.

Dtail 02-09-2021 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ejman (Post 2558327)
Bought a couple of new belts for my Rega P3 turntable. $6.10. Why not? blow that dough!

Wow, lots of dough.;D

audreyh1 02-09-2021 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by NW-Bound (Post 2558303)
I know. But still.

I do not see Wagyu beef around here. Or perhaps I have not looked hard enough.

PS. Saw some Argentina grassfed strip loin just now for $5.99. Wanted to get some, but the two fridges are full. Darn, we keep buying more food than we can eat. The way my wife hoards food, people would think we were from the Great Depression era.

They’ve been carrying quite a bit of American Wagyu beef at our local HEB. But this was the first time I ever saw a Wagyu brisket. I haven’t tried any of their Wagyu.

I really wanted the grass fed brisket. It was quite flexible, so I think it would turn out great. But I have neither the time nor the space at the moment and and still have some leftover smoked brisket from Jan in the freezer.

American Wagyu is a cross between Japanese Wagyu and typically Black Angus according to Snake River Farms.

walkinwood 02-09-2021 04:56 PM

This should be renamed the "Blow the diet" thread!


This thread makes me smile.

NW-Bound 02-09-2021 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Koolau (Post 2558323)
... You folks who love (love, love, love) jamon de bellota may not share my enthusiasm for spumoni ice cream, but my passion for it helps me understand YOUR passion. Totally different flavors and even food groups, but passion is passion and should be celebrated IMHO.:dance: YMMV


There are food I love that do not cost that much. I can be happy without spending a lot of money.

NW-Bound 02-09-2021 08:21 PM

Koolau just made me crave some ice cream. I have not had it for a while, for trying to keep my blood glucose low. Just earlier today, at the grocery store, my wife asked me if I should get some, and I said no.

Now, I am thinking maybe I should drive to the store just to get some. Any kind of ice cream would work. :(

audreyh1 02-09-2021 09:38 PM

Yeah - I haven't had ice cream in forever due to low carb, and I avoid what I consider "fake" sweets. But my sweet tooth is pretty much turned off, so I haven't missed it too much.

I do eat 88%+ dark chocolate, so that goes a long way to not feeling deprived.

RobbieB 02-09-2021 10:00 PM

"American" wagyu beef is best described as "over prime".

We do not have the grading system of the Japanese and probably never will.

But it is really good and I like to support US - :)

NW-Bound 02-09-2021 10:04 PM

My wife just found some Mochi ice cream leftover in the fridge for me. They were abandoned in a corner and suffered from freezer burn, but that satiated my sugar crave for now.

I do not normally eat sweets, and my sudden craving for sugar may be telling me something.

RobbieB 02-09-2021 10:19 PM

Get some Ben & Jerry or some Hagen-Daz. A little goes a long way.

I don't eat a lot of ice cream, but when I do...

Dtail 02-10-2021 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by RobbieB (Post 2558565)
Get some Ben & Jerry or some Hagen-Daz. A little goes a long way.

I don't eat a lot of ice cream, but when I do...

Same here. Those are my 2 go to ice cream brands.

Christine 02-10-2021 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2557863)
If you are not eating delicious food, you are on the wrong diet!!!


I so agree. I love low carb eating. A delicious meal every time. Bacon, cheese, beef, iberian ham, icecream etc. Fits my palate to the max. If I want to go down I have to watch portion sizes. But it still taste great.


And I get to blow a little dough buying high quality food.



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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2558547)
Yeah - I haven't had ice cream in forever due to low carb, and I avoid what I consider "fake" sweets. But my sweet tooth is pretty much turned off, so I haven't missed it too much.

I do eat 88%+ dark chocolate, so that goes a long way to not feeling deprived.


You should try the 30 sec icecream which is my goto:


A handfull frozen berries, a dash of cream, one egg straight from the fridge. Mix with a handheld blender until looks icecream'y. Enjoy immidiately.


You can of course swap the berries for dark chocolate + an ice cube.


Add a dash of something from your liqueur cabinet and you can blow some dough too. :laugh:

Ronstar 02-10-2021 07:46 AM

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Ice cream. I don't go by an Oberweis dairy in Chicagoland without getting one of these


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