Not sure if I’m the only one that feels this way, but I’ve never really been a big fan of pork. I’ve always seen it as the ‘dirty white meat’. Even when I was younger, my mother, could never get me to eat it. For instance; the beloved baby back ribs were always shot down. The thought of eating meat directly off of the bone seemed barbaric and prehistoric. Sliced bacon was just greasy strips of salty fat and was normally accompanied by eggs, which I also hated, so that was out. But the worst of them all was the baked ham, and I don’t know why, but that giant piece of pigs tush used to make it’s way to our kitchen table on a regular basis.
On those evenings, I would tap out! I’d mosey on down to the basement from the family dinner table, where my grandmother lived and I would eat with her instead. She liked her pork too from a tin *gag* but dinner with Grandma also meant that afterwards I would get my pick from the chocolate bar drawer. Yes, my Grandmother, had a whole drawer exclusively just for chocolate bars. It was like having Willie Wonka as a roommate.
But like I said in my previous Fruit Cake Post, lately, in my adult life, my taste buds seem to be growing up and accepting of trying new things, alas finding a small place in my heart for some “Piggly Wiggly” products.
I’m still not cracking open a package of deli meat and heading to Black Forest town, but I will say that the products are slowly evolving. Even the dirty white meat has managed to get a bit of a “healthy” makeover. So for all of you ham lovers out there, allow me to introduce you to the new and improved lettuce wrap. This little piggy went to market and then I bought him and then I ate him.
This is the perfect Go To lunch on those days where you have zero time to do anything but to continue running and you find yourself mid day thinking…did I brush my teeth this morning?!
Take 4 whole leaves of washed Boston lettuce and layer 2 pieces for each wrap. Start with the ham and then pile everything else on top. There you have it – lunch is jiffy and you didn’t even have to heat up an oven or turn on a burner.
See, even I can live a little on the wild side.