There was a time I could eat just about anything. And I did as an adult. Nice change from my childhood where I was a skinny, pale picky eater. Unfortunately, as I aged, the food intolerances began to show up. The list has grown so long I cannot keep track.
Next year, if I can think to plan ahead, I will make my own. Did not do it this year, unfortunately. See, I am very sensitive to all preservatives--especially the nitrites in corned beef, bacon, pastrami, pre-basted turkeys, luncheon meat ... I could go on and on. There are preservatives in so many foods these days it's no wonder the whole world isn't sick. Preservatives are chemicals, after all.
I have a feeling, however, that by Sunday evening, I will be very sorry I didn't plan ahead and brine a brisket myself ten days ago. (Can you spell stomachache and migraine?) Homemade corned beef requires much planning and next year I will do better. But, oh, were those two little pieces of meat delicious!