The End of a Big Fat Pig

Don’t panic — it’s not a selfie.

Last fall, we bought 1/8 of a pig that must have been the size of Godzilla. We finally ate the last of it this week, and glad of it.

The last bit we had in the freezer was supposed to be a roast. I never had a pork roast with a bone in it before, but this one had one. That’s okay. I cooked it when #4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian, came to visit. We all ate off it, and had some left over.

Charlie and I ate off it a couple of times, and there was still a bit over! Mind you, this was not a large roast, we just don’t eat much meat.

So finally, I heated up the juice from the roast, cut up the tag end of the meat, and cooked some cabbage with it. I added some — yes, leftover — boiled potatoes and served that, with the juice, over toast.

I buy no more pig shares. EVER.

A WRITING PROMPT BASED ON MY POST: A character does something that seems like a good idea at the time but isn’t.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. Can’t eat many carbs – love pork. All animals are more intelligent than we credit them with – but I remember the old joke about how if God didn’t want us to eat chickens, he wouldn’t have made them so delicious.

    I would die if my diet did not include the animal protein. It’s a sobering thought. I’m down to testing individual carbs in small servings and with digestive aids to see which ones don’t attack quite as much as the others.
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  2. I know a woman who buys a half a cow every year, and has beef all in all sorts of cuts all year round. I can see how it might be more economical in the end, but I haven’t the faintest idea of what to do with all that meat in its various cuts, plus we don’t eat red meat too often. Maybe once or twice a month if that.

    Only I and Big Baby Boy like pork so buying into a half pig would be really taking a risk for me.

    So, you made your own kinda cabbage dish there. 🙂

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