Walmart Chicken Breasts…

I bought a 5 and 3/4 LB package of chicken breasts and only one of the seven was a complete breast. The rest of them were just the top half of the breast. The tender and the part that would have been connected to the ribs were missing.What is going on here?

I Worked in QC for years…

I worked in Quality Control in the printing industry for many years as a young adult up until I was 33 years old to be exact. I find that ever since I am constantly finding that which looks out of place in anything. I recently commented on a blog about a book and the bird on the cover was a cardinal, not a scarlet tanager, and I just HAD to mention it.  I still find myself tempted to point out things which need fixing. In the old days I’d find a mistake on a press plate and I’d take the huge negative to a “stripper” and he would place it on a light table and adjust the text alignment, or unflop a “halftone” photo, or place the correct ad in a reprint, paint the scratch on the negative etc. I figure I saved the company many thousands of dollars. Of course now everything is computer generated, my job was ruled out 24 years ago, but I am still living the life of a Quality Control person.

Hundred-Year-Old Nestle’s Food Advertisement — A Hundred Years Ago

Hundred-year-old advertisements that pique my interest generally make me smile. This one didn’t. I found the ad upsetting., and it raised so many questions: When did companies first start selling commercial products that were advertised for use as a baby formula? What information, other than advertisements, was available to help parents decide how to feed […]

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RAPA Beef Scrapple

I bought some RAPA Beef Scrapple today at Walmart for a mere $1.85. That’s pretty cheap for a pound of breakfast meat isn’t it? I saved 79 cents. The thing is I thought there was only Pork Scrapple. RAPA makes Beef, Turkey and their Regular (pork) scrapple. So WHY was it discounted so much?  Will it taste horrible or what? Maybe it will taste  weird after eating the pork version all my life. I’ll have to let you know tomorrow.

NOTE: I cut the brick of scrapple into 8 (nearly) equal 110 calorie pieces, then coated them with flour before frying a nice dark brown in a very small amount of canola oil in a cast iron skillet. You have to eat 2 slices to get 8 grams of protein. I admit it wasn’t that bad! Didn’t taste like pork scrapple but somewhat similar in the mouth texture-wise.  I ate one piece with one egg and a piece of buttered homemade toast.  So it may have been a fattening breakfast with the butter on the toast, the oil in the pan and the egg, but I figure I had enough protein. Sometimes I like to eat for enjoyment’s sake. They actually have 5 other varieties beside the regular pork scrapple: Beef and Turkey as I mentioned, Bacon, Chilie Chipotle, and Greensboro in a green package is a combination of beef and pork.

Here’s their link:

Beef Scrapple