Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Diary of a Pig Roast.......

This is a very long post. It might take you a few days to get through it all but I wanted to give everyone a good feel that is the adventure of roasting a pig underground. In a pit of fire. And the pig still has his head. And asshole.

First let me start by saying, my father doesn't do anything small. It is always a very big production with all the right tools and gadgets and outfits. I'm not kidding about the outfit either. He changes his clothes accordingly. Am I lying, Susan?

OK, hold on to your hats, here we go.

En route to Gran-T and Mikey's. Peace and quiet in the car. XM radio playing our favorite songs. Kids asleep.

AND of course me being the enabler that I am......I am not ashamed.

Well, I kind of am. But what do you do.

So here is the pit the pig will go into. We were calling it a "Redneck Playpen." Good times.

Bram pondering the situation. He "helped" with the fire until midnight.

You see, you have to have a pit of hot coals and fire before you put the pig in the ground. Here is a picture of the fire.

The next morning. The poor pig before he was placed in the metal box. I don't know what is scarier, the pig or me with no make up in my glasses first thing in the morning.
I have no idea what tee shirt I'm wearing. Weird.
Moving on...

Here is the pit of coals. OHHHHHHH---AHHHHHHHH!

Here is the iron box my dad had made especially for this pig roast. I told you, he goes all out. Why would you wrap the pig in banana leaves like everyone else? No way.

So if anyone needs a huge metal box to bury a pig in, just let me know, I can hook you up....

Hubby and Mikey lowering the pig into the ground.

Are y'all asleep yet?

Wipe the drool from your mouth and sit up straight! This is getting good.

My dad used a tractor to pull the iron box containing the pig out of the ground. Again, we don't do things small in Mikeyland. See him reaching for the beer?

I get it honestly.

Here I am trying to look interested. I was already kind of tipsy at this point.

Here is my bro and the guys watching the pig rise out of the fire pit. Mesmerizing.

Here is my oldest friend in the world, Jill, and my very pregnant cousin Julie. Tiny Julie is 31 weeks pregnant here. With twins!! Baby Henry and Sylvie. How cute is that?

What isn't cute is that Ju weighs as much as I do. 31 weeks pregnant with twins. Awesome. Makes me want to go swimsuit shopping ASAP.

Here it comes.
Oh my word!

The final product!!!!

And here we are posed around the pig. Ta-da!!!!!

It was a great night. I have to say, I didn't eat any pig. It kind of freaked me out. And I was drunk by the time it was ready to eat.

I did bring some leftovers home and I am about to make a jambalaya type soup with it. I figure with a lot of veggies and spices, I can forget about the pigs ears and hoofs. Maybe.

I hope everyone had a marvelous Memorial Day weekend. There are a million more pics taken but these capture the moment in a faster manner than an actual play by play.

Tomorrow is Bram's 4th birthday, so be prepared for a Bram-a-thon.

And if you can't sleep tonight, just pull up this post. I am sure it will help!!!!!


Carrie Darney said...

OK, you had me at Asshole...

Impressive! I'm with you though...not sure I could get over the "Wilber" look a like...

Soxy Deb said...

I've heard tale of such things, but have never actually seen it. You have just educated me in ways you cannot imagine.
I'd have been drunk as hell.

morewineplease said...

Holu crap.. I am freaked out by the pig... I will have to show this to my parents!

Here's to the 4th year with our angels! CHEERS!

juliarhock said...

I do not need a pig-sized iron box. However I am eyeing the redneck playpen. Is this little gem patented?

starnes family said...

Great post. Hate that you have glasses! I've been watching TV 2 inches away for about 10 years begging my eyes to need them. Damn perfect vision.

Love Bram's introspection for the pig roast.

Your family is hilarious. Tractor, beer and all!

Heather said...

I'm speechless. I would love to be a fly on the wall with your family.

If the shoe FITZ said...

Who does this? The folks that ate the pig, did they say it was good? How do you cut into that? Like a turkey? How long does it take?

Angry Julie Monday said...

One of the guys at work does a pig roast every labor day weekend.

It freaks me the fuck out! The pig is soo creepy. I never eat it. Angry Husband thinks it's quite tasty!!

Monica Clift said...

It's like a Texas luau! This post reassures me that my recent decision to become a vegetarian was the right one!

The Jones' said...

I think I just threw-up a little in my mouth... I would not have eaten that pig either, gross. LOVE your family though! How fun!

Angie said...

We had a pig prepared this way in St. Kitts. It was so delicious! I hate to even admit that I tasted it. But I did... Your Dad cracks me up!! Does he still tell you he will box your ears? Just checking... scary what this steel trap mind of mine decides to hold on to.

Deelsu said...

too fun! In Louisiana they call a pig roast a Couchon del Lait.. they don't them in a box but on a stick(or something like that and have it hanging over the fire.. or at least that's what I remember..??

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I'm fascinated...seriously...I AM! So they don't touch the pig in the box after it goes in the ground until they think it's done? Is there a sauce?? How long did it take? I like your daddy's style.

Anonymous said...

Don't blame you one bit for not eating it. I love pork but that's just pushing it! And everything IS bigger in Texas, so I am not surprised that your dad went all out. Hubby brought that theory with us to MI - and he spares nothing for a BBQ. I should show you pictures of our custom made cast iron grill sometime! :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Coco, I would have LOVED to been there and smelled that pig cooking and then eaten it right up. I enjoyed seeing this, truly awesome. I love your Dad going big!!!!!

Michelle said...

This is freaking hilarious. Love it so much! How fun! Scary but fun! That pig does scare me!