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    Default 1 g can beans

    Hi,

    In the recipe, what does "1 g"mean?

    For example,

    1 lg can Tomatoes
    1 lg can Beans

    At first, I thought it means gram, but it seems impossible to be that meaning in the aforementioned context.

    Could anyone help me out?

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: 1 g can beans

    One "lg" can of....
    This means, one "large" can of...
    "lg" is a (poor) abbreviation for "large", precisely for the reason that it confused you.
    I come across these sort of abbreviations in recipes all the time, and they can be exasperating. How large is large? 25 grams or 250 grams?
    The best one I ever saw was "cook on a hot fire for 10 minutes". Is there another kind of fire that I don't know about?
    Good luck and bon appetit!
    John

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    Default Re: 1 g can beans

    Or perhaps it's a very light can that they weighed before filling it with beans.

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    Default Re: 1 g can beans

    Afterthought: reminds me of a joke about textspeak.
    A: 'I weighed myself this morning, and I'm like 0MG.'
    B: 'That's some diet.'

    b

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    Default Re: 1 g can beans

    I'm sure if you went to the supermarket you'd see different sizes of cans. This recipe does seem to rely on the target audience having the same suppliers of cans of beans.

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    Default Re: 1 g can beans

    This thread is full of beans!

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    Default Re: 1 g can beans

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Afterthought: reminds me of a joke about textspeak.
    A: 'I weighed myself this morning, and I'm like 0MG.'
    B: 'That's some diet.'

    b
    I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already.
    Tommy Cooper

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