When Barry and I brought home 231 pounds of pork, I was a weeeee bit overwhelmed. I mean really – I knew the pig was big, but maybe he should have been working out a bit more. My uncle raised the pig for us on the family farm – my neighbors have been cool with the chickens, but I really didn’t want to press my luck with a hog in the back yard.
We turned the 18 pounds of pork belly into homemade bacon, which is utterly fantastic. Now I’m working my way through the other 213 pounds. So…you might be seeing lots of pork recipes in the next year. You’ve been warned. [Read more…]