this little piggy…

I was going to start this off with a shocking statement and all that, but I happened to glance at the permalink below the post title as I’m writing this, and it appears I already have a post named “this little piggy.” I’m not sure what that says about me.

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Anyway. I would really like a miniature pig.

(I’m not sure what that says about me either.)

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I think this started when I was having a drinks with a friend and she said she was looking to buy a burro (for those of you as confused as I was, it is not only the Spanish word for donkey, but apparently the name used for a miniature donkey). To go with the burro, she was planning to buy a miniature goat.

I’m starting to think this says more about my friends than it does about me – or perhaps my choice in friends says a lot about me? All this is getting confusing. I’ll stop.

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Back to the point: I would really like a miniature pig. I informed my friend (the one who is searching for a burro and miniature goat), and her reaction was “you know pigs eat humans, right?”

Really?

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Not really? as in I didn’t know that, but really? as in you want to buy a burro and a miniature goat, but you’re judging me for wanting a miniature pig? Also, I’m pretty sure pigs don’t eat live people. They wait until they’re dead. And seeing as I had this whole thing where I figured if I died on my work trip in China they could just ship my body off to Tibet to be eaten by vultures, pigs eating my already dead body isn’t necessarily concerning.

Although I might feel differently if it were my pet… I really don’t want to think about Russell eating me.

But really with pigs it would just be karma, because bacon is delicious.

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Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Cornbread

Ingredients

one and a half cups cornmeal
two and a half cups milk
two cups all-purpose flour
one tablespoon baking powder
one teaspoon salt
half cup sugar
two eggs
half cup vegetable oil
two cups cheese, grated (I used an herb gouda)
six strips bacon, fried, cooled and chopped
one jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced

Directions

Combine cornmeal and milk in a large mixing bowl and set aside for five minutes to soak.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line and grease a 9×13 pan.
Sift dry ingredients into cornmeal mixture. Add eggs and oil, and stir well – about five minutes (a stand mixer makes this much easier).
Fold in cheese, bacon bits and pepper. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean; about 30 minutes.

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