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At the grocery store last night I noticed something I've never seen before - chicken in a can. I'm not talking about the flaky bits in a can like tuna - this was a WHOLE chicken, bones and all, in a half-gallon can, floating around in some kind of liguid, for about $3.50. It said it was in broth, but I have to wonder if it is some kind of formaldehyde embalming fluid or something. Has anyone ever eaten this stuff? I guess it can't be much worse than say, canned sardines or anchovies, and we may get to a point when this could be like a dinner that people would kill for. On my budget, I'm willing to eat some pretty gross stuff - guess I'll get a couple for protein. I'm taking reservations for a gourmet dinner on Easter Sunday, 2000, for two $10 gold pieces per head. I'd like to share it with you but I may need the gold to get some Kevlar (bulletproof) tires for my bicycle. For dessert, I will be serving your choice of Flinstone Vitamins - Fred, Barnie, Wilma, Betty, Pebbles or Bam-Bam. I'm saving the Dinos for my cat. Make your reservation early!

-- CHRIS DAVIDSON (CPD850310@HOTMAIL.COM), October 26, 1998



Didn't you ever heard of "cured" and "pickled" meats? Dried meats?

Meat can be conserved in many ways. How do you think poeple preserved the meats before the advant of freezers? ;)

Spam for example, is pressed ham in a can. You can also buy fancier whole hams in a can. You can even jar your own meat. Cook it, and jar it like you would any other food. My aunt perserves beef and chicken that way still.

BTW, did you notice there's no experiration dates on canned soups and foods? (the tipical tin cans, not the ones with pull-tops.) Go ahead and buy canned meats and sample taste them, then stock up on those you prefer.

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), October 26, 1998.

thanks catsy, who is ROFLMAO and BTW? Bacon, tomato, and wettuce (Ba-Ba Wa-Wa)

-- chris davidson (CPD850310@HOTMAIL.COM), October 26, 1998.

If that chicken is the same as we used to get up in Canada - it is pretty good...just add instant mashed potatoes, rehydrated dehydrated veggies and broth thickened with flour. Just fine for Easter 2000 dinner...but as I remember there is not too much meat on it. Maybe serves 2.

-- Laurane (familyties@rttinc.com), October 26, 1998.

But wait! There's more! You can find large cans (like twice the size of a regular can of tuna) of turkey, white and dark chicken, white chicken, roast beef, and, of course, tuna. There's also cans of salmon, clams and oysters (in other sizes than that mentioned for the poultry for making seafood chowders and soups). DH tried the turkey and pronounced it edible; 'course, I was planning on serving it with one of the innumerable cans of cranberry sauce I seem to have collected (maybe they...bred?), and other trimmings.

-- Karen Cook (browsercat@hotmail.com), October 26, 1998.

Chris, those are abbreviations.

ROFL- Rolling on floor laughing

ROFLMAO- Rolling on floor laughing my a** off

BTW- By the way

IMHO- In my humble opinion

(Or, if you're Donna Barthuley) IMNTBHO- In my never to be humble opinion :-)

LOL- laughing out loud

and then of course:

TEOTWAWKI- The end of the world as we know it

-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), October 26, 1998.

Except I can't remember how to spell the abbreviations correctly, so I'm alloud to use them phonically - (at least unitl Ma Bell fixes all their switchgear) - so I had to mispell them the long way....8<)

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (cook.r@csaatl.com), October 26, 1998.

Then of course you have BO, LA, TSS, TS, and NOYB. Let us not forget the most important thing of all, TV

-- Jean Cook, PP (cook.r@csaatl.com), October 26, 1998.

TCTS and BAND let me expalin

BO=body odor NOYB= none of your business

LA=language arts TSS=target social studies TS=target science

TCTS=too cool for school

BAND=Best A-students 'N De school

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (cook.r@csaatl.com), October 26, 1998.

hey chris,

forget EATING the dead bird. I bet it will be worth it weight in gold... get it?

Mayby worth a couple of gallon of gas or something else useful to the right person.



The school term's are mine! Jean Cook. Dad didn't have a clue what I was talking about, HEH HEH

-- Jean Cook, P.P. (cook.r@csaatl.com), October 26, 1998.

THIS IS A SCAM!!! Everyone knows there are no Betty Rubble vitamins! Her waist was so tiny that they kept breaking, so they left her out! Don't buy that Easter dinner!

(BTW, I keep thinking what tuna would be like if they canned it like these chickens...)

-- Mike (gartner@execpc.com), October 26, 1998.

Actually the truth about Betty Rubble is (diving into the depths of useless knowledge trapped in my mind) that they actually tried Betty, but found that she looked too much like Wilma, when converted to a tablet form, and so, diss-ed and dismissed her.

-- Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), October 26, 1998.

Ok, I give in! I'll let you have a Dino if there are no Bettys. I will probably have to eat my cat by that time anyway. Ooooh, that whole tuna in a can sounds pretty sick too!

-- CHRIS (CPD850310@HOTMAIL.COM), October 27, 1998.

Now you're back to stuffing cats in the microwave again....but what do you stuff them with?

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (cook.r@csaatl.com), October 27, 1998.

What does P P stand for.

-- Richard Dale (rdale@figroup.co.uk), October 27, 1998.

Speaking of cats and acronyms: LSHISMC: laughed so hard I scared my cat.

-- Karen Cook (browsercat@hotmail.com), November 02, 1998.

Dale PP means professional percussion. A direct descendant from my dad HEE HEE.

ORCHESTRA-Obese Raging Careless Help-needed Exstreamly Stupid Terrible Raw Absent band-want-to-bes

-- Jean Cook, PP (cook.r@csaatl.com), November 02, 1998.

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