[Sca-cooks] Intro and Newbie question - estimating meat portions

Kathleen A Roberts karobert at unm.edu
Wed Mar 12 14:41:58 PDT 2008

On Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:36:05 -0500
  "Terry Decker" <t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net> wrote:

A more meager course will require about 1/4
>bird per person.  I've 
> done it both ways.  My preference is to avoid whole 
>birds and work with 
> pieces, thighs, breasts, drumsticks, where I can better 
>control the 
> portions.

i once asked the sam's club butcher for approx 400 chicken 
thighs.  he waivered for a moment, and then we counted a 
couple of large trays to see how many each tray averaged, 
divided, stacked and purchased.  fish-eyed stares from the 
other customers all around.

for a feast in december 1999, a small boy looked at our 
cart-o-chuck steak, and said "mommy, they must be getting 
ready for the millenium!"

ah, the joys of mass meat purchasing and living in a 
kingdom of carnivores.

"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which 
sustained him through temporary periods of joy."
W. B. Yeats
Kathleen Roberts
Coordinator of Freshman Admissions
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
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