Lard and Cracklins, If we ever doubted it before, here is proof you are indeed from the south. LOLI took hog fat out of the freezer and melted it down and canned 8 quarts of lard yesterday. That was an all day chore! I still have more pig fat to get out of the freezer, I need the room! I love cooking with lard, it makes the BEST pie crust. It only takes a small amount for stir fry. Best of all, I raised that pig and I know what it ate and how it was cared for. I also got 6 bags of cracklins, of 1 cup each, in the freezer. They are yummy!
Our grand daughters visited us a couple months ago. The youngest hit the door wanting sausage. Her eyes got big when I told her we were out of sausage. She looked at me in disbelief, so I took her and her sister out to see the "sausage". I showed them the 2 pigs and told them there was their sausage, pork chops, roast and bacon. They were licking their lips LOL. So when they came to see us a couple weekends ago, I had sausage. The pigs have been replaced by a steer and they are ready for steak.I raised that pig and I know what it ate and how it was cared for
And you still eat it! You must be made of stern stuff.