scored some fat !!
I am up in Lexington VA with DS1 and DIL. His local butcher , Donald's Meat, is butchering pigs this week. I stopped in and Charlie said I can have ALL the leaf lard I can carry !! Wow...I will be rendering up a storm when I get back to AL.
I use it to make pastry and cookies. As my Mom and Grandmother used to say ," a good cookie never needs a greased pan". They always used lard to make their oatmeal cookies and pie crust. I am also looking forward to DH using it in his biscotti , as the Italians use what they call strutto . I have translated a bunch of wonderful Italian recipes and am looking forward to DH adding to his repertoire.
I will post pics as I get started and document the whole process. c