Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI?

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2005/12/06 16:57:14 (permalink)

Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI?

I've been in TX for about a yr and a half now, but could still use your suggestions.

Aside from bring back 5 lbs of brisket (mmmmm!), what are some portable, "uniquely" Texas treats to bring in my carry-on?
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    1bbqboy
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/06 17:15:38 (permalink)
    My Aunt Helen made sure we got Grapefruit from Texas, usually in a big wicker basket every year, which we got to pick up at the Railway Express Ofice in the Argentine District of KCK. We always got to eat at the Smoke House Cafe at the same time.
    Gebhardt's Chile Powder is always appreciated too.
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/06 17:30:56 (permalink)
    Pedro's Tamales... 12 packs can be found in the local grocery stores... Pedro's are the best...

    Also, East Texas Hot Links (from Pittsburg, Tx and surrounding area)...

    And don't forget the ribs to go with the brisket (Baker's Ribs in Dallas)...

    and a Turducken Breast...

    Geez... looks like MY Christmas list...

    By the way, where to in Michigan?
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/06 17:36:07 (permalink)

    You could probably earn back your holiday airfare by adding 3 racks of ribs cut in pairs and insulated wrapped. At 7 double ribs per rack thats 21 individual servings at $10 a serving you'd earn the $200 airfare within 10 minutes of getting on the plane !!

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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/06 17:44:03 (permalink)
    Bushie sent me a whole bunch of Texas Red Grapefruit several years ago. It was wonderful.

    In addition the BBQ sauce from Salt Lick is easy to carry and is very tasty.

    If you get on the plane with brisket or ribs, you will be mobbed and hated by envious passengers.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/06 18:18:05 (permalink)
    What part of Texas are you in now?
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/06 19:00:06 (permalink)
    Hot Links
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/07 18:06:02 (permalink)
    Well, we order 6 dozen Pedro's tamales twice a year, and I recently found someone on eBay who will ship Mrs. Baird's cherry pies to me at a small markup, so either of those are an option. Since you can't take Blue Bell ice cream on the plane without it melting, how about some good ol' okra pickles from San Angelo?
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/07 19:14:16 (permalink)

    Bushie got me an inflatable Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader last year.....but he kept it.
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/07 19:19:26 (permalink)
    I asked my wife for a Carolina Panthers Cheerleader blowup doll, but she kept it.
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/07 20:01:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


    Bushie got me an inflatable Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader last year.....but he kept it.

    Mr. Mayor, I'm done with it, if you still want it...
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/07 20:20:30 (permalink)
    In addition to some of the good food mentioned, how about bringing along warm weather and some of that famous Texas sunshine.
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 14:04:17 (permalink)
    Thanks for the great replies! We're just north of Austin, currently. Can you believe we STILL have not made the pilgrimmage to Lockhart??

    Going back to visit the 'rents in Troy. I lived in MI my whole life until now. (I'm NOT going back!) TX is amazing. DH grew up here and is SO relieved to be back.
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 14:58:26 (permalink)

    When we lived in Austin, we used to go back up north for the holidays. One year we brought Texas Pecan Cake, which is sort of like fruitcake but MUCH BETTER. Every year afterward, this was the request. We used to get ours from the Collin St. Bakery in Corsicana, which I think has a web site now. There are a couple of other bakeries in this same part of East Texas that also make very good pecan cake. Give it a try.

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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 15:12:19 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


    Bushie got me an inflatable Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader last year.....but he kept it.


    That reminds me of Bushie's attempt in the medical profession...
    (free xxxxxxx exams), etc.

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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 15:36:11 (permalink)
    How about a bag of Texas pecans?
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 16:18:00 (permalink)
    Jalapeno jelly usually goes over.
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 16:28:40 (permalink)
    The briskets...the briskets.. ok maybe limes also.
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 17:36:57 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by beanbean

    Thanks for the great replies! We're just north of Austin, currently. Can you believe we STILL have not made the pilgrimmage to Lockhart??

    Hmmm. I'm not familiar with that area...

    Go down to Central Market (because they will have the best selection), and take a look at the salsas and other hot sauces, bbq sauces, jams & jellies, etc. There are TONS of locally-made products that would make good gifts to take back. Also consider some vacuum-packages of local sausage such as Meyer's.

    In addition, visit the Saturday-morning farmers markets downtown Austin and in Sunset Valley (SW Austin on 290). They'll have lots of locally-made products and crafts.

    There are some local stores that now sell vac-packs of Whittington's beef jerky, made in Johnson City. http://www.whittingtonsjerky.com/

    I also like Barbara's suggestion about the pecans. Better take 2 bags, though...
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 17:40:58 (permalink)
    I have a new Texas favorite. It's called "Bushie's spiced pecans." They're not widely available, unfortunately.
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 20:13:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Poverty Pete

    I have a new Texas favorite. It's called "Bushie's spiced pecans." They're not widely available, unfortunately.


    How about telling us more about those "Bushie" spiced pecans. How come they never made it up to East Tennessee

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/08 22:15:04 (permalink)
    Distribution is severely limited. As far as I can tell, they're only available in Round Rock, Tx., and Nashville. Even there, one has to know where to look.
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/12 19:04:00 (permalink)
    Definitely tamales, IMO. This time of year you'll find that by asking co-workers, you'll usually get several rec's for great local tamales for Christmas. In our area (around Abilene) it's common for people to make & sell tamales to supplement their Christmas money.

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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/12 20:03:48 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Lucky Bishop

    Well, we order 6 dozen Pedro's tamales twice a year, and I recently found someone on eBay who will ship Mrs. Baird's cherry pies to me at a small markup, so either of those are an option. Since you can't take Blue Bell ice cream on the plane without it melting, how about some good ol' okra pickles from San Angelo?


    Why Not Blue Bell Ice Cream? It wouldn't take much dry ice to keep 2 half gallons of Blue Bell frozen for 5 or 6 hours!
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/12 20:42:02 (permalink)

    I'm surprised with all these Texas delicacies listed, no one has mentioned
    any of the national libations: Lone Star, Shiner Bock & Dr. Pepper with real
    sugar!
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/15 00:39:19 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by rmcielwain


    I'm surprised with all these Texas delicacies listed, no one has mentioned
    any of the national libations: Lone Star, Shiner Bock & Dr. Pepper with real
    sugar!


    MMMmmm! Dublin Dr. Pepper is the best. The Monument Cafe in Georgetown sells it. With a free refill. And that great crushed ice!
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/28 22:10:21 (permalink)
    So what Goodies did you take
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    RE: Best TX food gifts to take on the plane to MI? 2005/12/29 05:42:38 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Poverty Pete

    I have a new Texas favorite. It's called "Bushie's spiced pecans." They're not widely available, unfortunately.

    Oh Bushie's spiced pecans positively ROCK! As do all the products from Boggy Creek Farm and Lovera's salad dressing.
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