Sunday, January 25, 2009

Meat Party 1.17.09

Meat Party 1.17.09, originally uploaded by hobocampcrafts.

This post is a little overdue- but I was busy stealing these pictures from my mother-in-law's photo account! So this is what 100 lbs of meat looks like. Pretty scary, huh?! I too was not that interested in the idea of eating it- more of the idea of this as a family tradition- which I always love.

My father-in-law has many traditions his mother or father passed down to him- mainly in the arena of cooking. It was amazing to see these 4 men working on this special soupy recipe in such a serious way. Oh sure there was fun to be had as well, but this was also a get-down-to-business situation too!

I forget what the final count of soupys were but I did get to see them curing in the root cellar and Zach has been enjoying the fruits of last year's labor ( Lou's not his) since this party. I think it was a nice way for him to spend time with other men and to learn a tradition. Hazel and I and Zach's mom decided to continue our own tradition at the Sale rack- so we high-tailed it to T.J.Maxx.

It years to come we'll tell Hazel about this and she might not believe it- so pictures will come in handy. Have a delicious Monday- I'm going to eat some soy bacon!

1 comment:

Jodi Renshaw said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!

I would love to learn more about this tradition.