This morning I was eating some sausage balls as part of a balanced breakfast, and I thought about how they’re part of 3 of the 4 main food groups (as considered by many). It covers meats, dairy, and grains. All I needed was fruit and vegetables, which I could’ve added by drinking some orange juice, but I opted for egg nog instead. Who knew sausage balls were so healthy? (FYI, if you’re not familiar with sausage balls, they’re becoming a holiday tradition in these parts; they’re made from Bisquick, sausage, and cheddar cheese.)
I was later discussing these nutritional “facts” with the “Important Doctor” that visits this site, and he suggested that mayonnaise is part of the meat group. This seemed strange (which is normal coming from him), but he explained it thusly : Mayonnaise is made with eggs, and eggs come from chickens, which are made of meat; once a meat, always a meat; so if you make mayonnaise from meat, it’s part of the meat group. I suppose that makes sense. But I’ve never heard that anywhere else before.
I reckon that means my egg nog is also in the meat group… so I’ll consider it a protein shake. 🙂
You learn something every day…