November 20th, 2008

My sister has a friend that I always remember two ways: her excellent stories, and by a lasting visual image of her.

It is around this time of year, long before most of you were born. I’m at my sister’s apartment, and down the hall we hear quite a commotion. We rush to her friend’s door, and holler “Are you okay?” We are answered with a laughing “Ye-e-ess”, and then a giggled “Come in. I might need help.”

Inside, in all of her glory, is my sister’s friend. Flat on her back, unable to move. Why? The christmas tree has fallen on her. And she is shaking with laughter.

It’s so burned into my memory it could be a cartoon.

This is the same woman who objected to the roast her mother was thawing because she saw the blood. Her mother indignantly said: “That’s not blood. That’s MEAT JUICE.”If that weren’t enough, meat juice girl grew up to work in a supermarket. You guessed it. The meat department. There was a big spill of blood, and it made the floor slippery and hazardous. Another employee warned her to avoid the pool of blood.

What did she say?

Why yes, she said “That’s not blood. It’s meat juice!”

She was 20 years old at the time, and still blushes when she recounts the incident in the meat department.

I hope you are like me and remember a laughing friend every time you thaw a roast.

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27 Responses to “Meat Juice it’s the new red”

Cat Says:

Nearly taken out by a Christmas tree. Surely that could only happen to the girl who thinks blood is really meat juice. (Have you asked her her position on Santa’s being real or no? Might get an interesting story there, too.)

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witchypoo Says:

That woman is full of stories. All of them hilarious.

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Linda Says:

Hahaha! I remember seeing this for the first time and became a vegetarian for 2 years. (well that and I found my pet turkey in the freezer) I still can’t eat rare meat.

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Minnesota Matron Says:

Slurp, slurp!

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rummuser Says:

Not quite the meat juice, but there are a number of things from my youth that come up every now and then and brings a smile to my face. I am sure that all of us have many such stories from our childhood and youth that stay with us and bring back happy memories.

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lceel Says:

I don’t know WHAT I would do if I had a pet turkey and found it in the freezer.

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Ash Says:

Ahahahaha! Meat juice!!

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Dan Says:

Haha meat juice…I don’t want to be the person to point out how rudely that could be taken, but I’m afraid I going to have to be, lol!

I have a friend of mine who is very much like that, we went to University together, we had such great times! I remember one time we decided to go for a hike in a field, and we saw a cow – my friend pacnicked because he thought it was a bull and he was wearing a red jumper, haha.

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Memarie Lane Says:

i still want to know what clam juice is.

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teeni Says:

I think Jeffrey Dahmer remembers a friend fondly every time he makes a roast too! :shock:


Ree Says:

But as a mixer for vodka? YUCK.

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witchypoo Says:

Linda: The pet turkey? You couldn’t rename it Dinner?
teeni: Dahmer was shanked while in prison. Dead. But before he died, he did ask Lorena Bobbitt “You gonna eat that?”

Spookygirl Says:

:) Meat juice, that’s what my mom said too! LOL! It’s a vast mother conspiracy, cause I may or may not have said it to my kids, I don’t actually remember…

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Erika Jean Says:


I won’t touch anything with blood OR meat juice. ew. I like to eat meat but seeing it grosses me out!

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old knudsen Says:

I don’t mind meat juices avoiding sex during periods is for the weak.

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Krissa Says:

For me it’s every time I bone a chicken. I have a friend who used to help me bone the chicken every holiday when my mom needed the broth and meat for the dressing and giblet gravy.
In fact he is the infamous Mr. Corvette.
Lots of chuckles there.

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Natural Says:

I love people who can laugh at themselves, even if they are covered with a christmas tree. funny.

not a fan of meat juice, that’s blood.

natural, runs away screaming…

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Nan Says:

That’s what friends are for, I figure.

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Talina Says:

Well, the meat juice title just made me think of dirty things… :-o
Ha, blood is meat juice my friend. Good times!

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The Over-Thinker Says:

My mom called it “meat juice,” too–and I believed her. I’ve since graduated from culinary school and I still call it meat juice.

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dhoni Says:

What a real red November, then.. :)

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jackie sheeler Says:

my grandmother always called it juice! and i always thought that was strange. to this day, i cannot cook meat myself, though i do eat it on occasion.

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Evelyn Lim Says:

Meat juice? This is a new one for me!!

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christy Says:

Yeesssss……I cooked my first turkey a few years back and didn’t thaw it fully…….lots of “turkey juice” at Thankgiving.

Jenny Says:

EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I thaw meat, I think of this! It’s not blood… it’s meat juice! I even told Wynnie that.

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Coast Rat Says:

When I was a youngster, my father used to talk about meat juices when he was preparing various cuts of meat, in the supper club we had at that time.


Tracy - Surveillance Cameras Says:

As long as I don’t find that on the juice aisle next to the cranberry I will be ok.