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Offline Warren Dew

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Happiness is ...
« on: November 07, 2010, 03:54:30 PM »
Happiness is watching your two year eating a second serving of your cooking, exclaiming "deewicious!" after every bite.
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Re: Happiness is ...
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 03:57:50 PM »
Proud PAPA Caveman...  You must do a mean mastdon.


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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 04:38:53 PM »
Sadly, it was the squash rather than the mastodon pork - though it did have plenty of pork fat in it.

This is the girl that had to be weaned early, and still gets cow's milk as a substitute.  I think she gets too much protein from the milk, so doesn't appreciate the meat as she should.

Meanwhile, 9 month old duncan was stuffing as much pork into his mouth as he could get.

Speaking of which, a small rant:  most of the time, the pork is trimmed so close there's hardly any fat!  It doesn't even save them any money, I'm sure, since this is commercial pork.  Then they put it in the package fat side down so you can't even tell how much fat is there.  I got lucky with this roast, but I have to look harder than I feel like I should have to.

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 04:47:34 PM »
Too true, I hate upside down meat packing.  Duncan will be a good eater and start hitting his marks soon I am sure.

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 05:12:46 PM »
I am a very visual person and I can see Duncan stuffing pork in his mouth with both hands...  Makes me smile even though I did not see it...  He probably was not that wild but I would like to think he was....


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Re: Happiness is ...
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 06:43:18 PM »
Sadly, it was the squash rather than the mastodon pork - though it did have plenty of pork fat in it.

This is the girl that had to be weaned early, and still gets cow's milk as a substitute.  I think she gets too much protein from the milk, so doesn't appreciate the meat as she should.

Meanwhile, 9 month old duncan was stuffing as much pork into his mouth as he could get.

Speaking of which, a small rant:  most of the time, the pork is trimmed so close there's hardly any fat!  It doesn't even save them any money, I'm sure, since this is commercial pork.  Then they put it in the package fat side down so you can't even tell how much fat is there.  I got lucky with this roast, but I have to look harder than I feel like I should have to.

This is a prime example of why you need to make friends with your butcher.  He might be stocking the case the way the average person will buy.  Just tell him what is on the list for next week and I will bet you that he can have it ready for you. 

Most meat packs in the US come from Farmland or IBP, they are trimmed to the leaner side, but most stores and butcher shops continue to trim it for the average US customer.

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 08:52:55 PM »
I have bought whole pork loins at that store, which based on the packaging were trimmed at the meat plant, and even they are usually trimmed too lean.

They also don't have a butcher on duty at the times I can shop.

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Re: Happiness is ...
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2010, 03:45:39 AM »
pics pics!

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 04:33:46 PM »
Pig breeds in America are considerably leaner than they used to be just a few years ago. During the onset of the low-fat craze, they started breeding the "lard" hogs with the "bacon" hogs, bacon hogs are very, very lean whereas lard hogs were very fatty.