Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Dinner
Short on ideas?


Every Valentine's Day I try to create a beautiful dinner for my family.  We eat on pretty plates, buy flowers for the table, light the candles, you know the deal.  I have been stumped as to what to make this year, but after visiting Williamsburg earlier this week, I look no further.

I learned that a whole hog's head was a delicacy and was reserved for the Governor's finest guests.  As tradition might have it, the most important person at the table (in our case Camille probably) gets to cut in first and take the best part of the hog.  I believe that is either the tender part of the jaw (underneath the cheek fat) or the brains--depending upon your preference. Anyway, I think it will be both memorable and a nice change from chicken.  As a side note, I would suggest plucking away any unwanted hairs from the snout and face--they tend to burn and can smell very unromantic. 

These guys swear by it.  

Oh, and don't forget...you can always make a lovely head cheese with any leftovers! .  
Bon Appetit and Happy Valentine's Day!  

11 comments:

Jek said...

i honestly just might barf up my yummy Carrabbas

CrazeeAngee said...

You are gross.

Ann Marie said...

I may never eat Pork again...

Ann Marie said...

Good to hear from you again..
Happy Valentines Day..

Ann Marie said...

I really hope you go out to eat..

Jayne Layne said...

Yeah that is really freaking disgusting! I do wonder what it tastes like though.

Mitch said...

My mission made me immune. I've tasted many hairs swirling around my mouth. I still couldn't eat that though. Maybe if it was cut up without seeing the head. Blah. Gross.

VEGAS VIC said...

I'm going to forget that I even checked your blog today.

The Romneys said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth. Seriously, Jen? SERIOUSLY? haha Man, that was so nasty. Oh, wait, never mind--if you get rid of all the extra facial hair, I'm sure it's delish! haha

You are awesome.

P.S. So is that what you guys had? ;)

Suzanne said...

And that is disgusting!! Funny thing happened. I threw up on the desk and when I looked up, it was the spitting image of the cheese thingy. Huh! Go figure! haha -Suzanne

browneyedgirl said...

you should put a disclaimer before any nasty pictures like the top of this post! did it taste as good as you were hoping?