Re: Tank Car lettering conventions

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>

The cuisine of our ancestors was definitely not for the weak of diet... most people couldn't afford the luxury of wasting anything. And suet was high in calories, necessary for those winter nights before centralized heating.

Bill Daniels

Tucson, AZ

--- On Fri, 12/25/09, Anthony Thompson <> wrote:

From: Anthony Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Tank Car lettering conventions
Date: Friday, December 25, 2009, 5:51 PM


Bill Daniels wrote:

It's rare to find meat in any mincemeat pie anymore... I've had
several when a friend of mine was in the grass-fed beef business a
couple of years ago. Karen would take orders for them several weeks
before Thanksgiving. And I believe venison was the traditional meat.
Nowadays, it's usually justraisins and apples... but it's still tasty.

An ingredient of MAJOR proportions in the old-fashioned

mincemeat pie was SUET. Lots of it. Makes that winter dessert stick to

your ribs. <g>

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