As Sisters Go, THS Is Alright

I mean, I don’t want her to get a big head or nothing, but, seriously, she sent me many pounds of heritage pork porterhouses for Christmas.

You know, the kind of pig that looks like this

when you set it out properly seasoned before grilling. In case you lost count, that’s 5 porterhouses weighing in at 4.5 pounds. Yeah baby.

Unfortunately, it was windy as all get out tonight so I couldn’t cook them over charcoal and wood smoke but instead I had to throw them on the gasser. No worries.

A few weeks ago a co-worker who isn’t really a drinker offered me all the wine he had been given over the years. As an act of Christian Charity, how could I refuse? I hadn’t really had a chance to try any of it until tonight, so the first bottle I grabbed was a 10 year old shiraz

This wine actually rated a 91 from the Wine Spectator when it came out, and it has held up very well. Full, smooth body and fruit…and 15% alcohol. What’s not to love?

And the pig…well, the pig was divine

Juicy and so much more flavorful than regular commercial pork. My Bride said, and I quote, “Best Pig Evah!”

And I’ve got two porterhouses in the fridge which will be divine in tomorrow’s cassoulet!

11 Responses to “As Sisters Go, THS Is Alright”

  1. Ave says:

    Now that’s a great-looking dinner!

  2. Mori says:

    No pictures of Beau? You cooked meat, he had to have been in the kitchen.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Beau is THS’s wab; ours is Claude.

  4. JeffS says:

    Fear not, Mori, Claude lives in the kitchen. Everywhere else in the house is just a vacation spot.

  5. Mori says:

    Claude. Please pardon the faux pas.

    I’m familiar with kitchen dogs. Alas, our dogs are no longer. Both died of natural causes last year after long lives spent in the kitchen. There is nothing better than a dog trained by the chiming of the microwave. We are finishing up potty training on our 3 year old before getting another dog. Debating now between another black lab, mastiff or English bulldog.

    Is Claude pure black lab? I thought he was part mastiff when I first saw his photo. Mostly because he looks a bit more hearty than a lab. Perhaps it is just living in the kitchen.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Aw, I’m very very sorry about the loss of your buds, Mori. I know how much they become such a wonderful part of the family. Heck, I always like to remind Daughter when she gets out of line that Claude was house trained loooooooong before she was…and he’s not going to cost me a gazillion dollars for college, either.

    Claude is a pure sweet dope English Lab, which shows in his cinder-block shaped head; a lot of folks think he’s part mastiff or rottweiler.

    We’re considering a mastiff in the future, assuming we can slobber-proof things a bit…

  7. Kate P says:

    Fantastic gifts you got there! Yum.

    I am hiding the screen from The Cat (also a huge fan of The Pig) so she doesn’t drool on it.

  8. Ave says:

    Hi Kate, I also have a sweet little meow machine and I love her love her love her! Now, according to rumor, Claude has recently received a spiffy new bed which he doesn’t like nearly as much as his ratty old one.

  9. Laura says:

    To quote one of my favorite movies “Thats some pig.”

  10. tree hugging sister says:

    Mona, oh, man! You treated said porcine presents with all due diligence and respect, resulting in a sincere, “DAMN, that looks GREAT!!” moment yet. I salute you! The cassoult’s gonna ROCK. (What Bingley doesn’t tell you is that, whilst my little piggies were headed HIS way, HE’D sent the same piggies in ROAST form to his big sister! I **heart my bruzzer**, yes I do.)

    Mori, big hugs on the loss of your bestest kitchen companions. That’s always the worst. THE worst.

    As in everything ths and Bingley, we have the exact same, but different sides of the railroad tracks versions, if you will. Including our labradorks (explanation of the English/American here). Beau is a magnificent example of an “American field” lab, specifically the low rent, Loo’siana Cajun swamp dog varietal.

    Everyone should have one.

  11. major dad says:

    That’s some good looking and tasting pig.

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