Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 5 years ago
Don't forget hot dogs and mac
Hot dogs and mac can be real food - but probably are not if you bought them at a supermarket.
Just like 'bologna'. Outside the U.S. it is usually called mortadella. (Called bologna here, after its origins in Bologna, Italy.) A well crafted mortadella can be delicious, and nutritional. What is sold here in those familiar yellow and red packages is not mortadella, and even calling it 'food' might be a stretch of the imagination.
That Cheerio casserole made me think of many bachelor cooks I have known. I asked one why he bought ketchup by the case. His response was "I like spaghetti."
Very good point. I just recently watched the homestead butchering videos on Farmstead Meathsmith's blog and I was so amazed at how resourceful he was, and how not gross it was. He used almost ALL of the pig to make those sort of, conglomeration of all the leftovers, dishes. Hot dogs get a bad rep because in large factories you just cannot trust that the scraps they use are from only the pig. They can combine unwanted pieces of meat from all sorts of animals and call it good. Very nasty.