bethk wrote:Boy, isn't THAT the truth! Chicken wings, pork necks, skirt steak (when not ground for hamburger) were practically 'throw away' meats at the grocery store. And REAL knuckle bones, cut through by the butcher, to be used for beef vegetable soup, along with beef shanks & ox tails were CHEAP.
My Grandma use to make a lot of fried chicken. By the time she got to sit down at the table, all that was left on the platter were the wings ~ so that's what SHE ate. And since Grandma ate them, when I got older, the wings were MY chicken choice. Our girls know not to try to take the wings from a roast or fried chicken when Mom is at the table! LOL
I remember Mom would say,"Get your wagon, and go up to the chicken man's, and he will give you the chicken!" Backs and Necks...Brown paper bags full of them...and F R E E !...
She boiled them for hours, in tomato sauce,and we would eat and suck out the meat, while using nut picks to get the slivers loose so we can suck them from the bones. OMG, and there was brother....yacking with a bone stuck in his throat. Dad whacking his back as mom was screaming..."Pick up your hands!" ....Poor brother, with tears dripping in his plate, whilst he whimpered and cried, saying"I can't eat these mom!"
Moms answer was,"Then Go Hungry!"..... It was never a happy scene.