If you have been on Pinterest lately you’ve seen pins about re-growing Romaine Lettuce.
It’s not a hard concept. Stick the crown end in water after you’ve cut off all the lettuce. I figured I ‘d give it a shot and I have to say, so far I have been amazed. We’ll see what happens going forward.
All I did was pop the lettuce into a jar of water. Every other day I have rinsed off the crown and changed out the water.
PS: I do not recommend slicing a bit off the bottom when re-growing romaine. It makes the lettuce grow slower.
Sliced Crown Day 2:
Sliced Crown Day 4
Have you ever tried re-growing a vegetable?
So we had cow tongue for dinner the other night. Despite what you may think, it was actually pretty tasty. It’s a little bit of work, but definitely worth getting from your butcher. You could totally serve this to people without them ever even noticing…tastes just like roast beef
How to Prepare Cow Tongue-
Remove tongue from wrapping
Place tongue in a pot of boiling water (I put it right in frozen)
Boil for 2 hours (or when you can pierce easily with a fork) and remove cooked tongue from boiling water
Let tongue cool
Slice off the “skin” and taste buds
Now, you can either eat it like that, or go one step further and follow my recipe for Crock Pot Pulled Beef Tongue.
Crock Pot Pulled Beef Tongue
1 cooked beef tongue
14 oz of your favorite BBQ sauce
2 tbsp of vinegar
Place sliced beef tongue in a small crockpot. Cover with remaining ingredients and cook on high for 4 hours. Shred beef and serve open faced on toast with your favorite cheese.
Have you ever eaten tongue? Would you?
This guy here is our supper for the next year or so. We sent him for slaughter on 4/30. His hanging weight was 675lbs. We spent approximately $1,000 on feed for him since December when we brought him home from my grandmother’s farm. Our price per pound averages $1.48, but this does not account for his food costs during his first 1.5 years of life. Although $1.48 is a bargain price for us, when you average out the total cost and the labor entailed (I wish I had the figures to do that ), raising your own meat is NOT cheaper than shopping the grocery store sales. The added benefit that can’t be accounted for in dollars is knowing the fact that this guy lived a good life. He ran on pasture for his first 1.5 years and he’s been in our corral since December (side note- our pasture is almost fenced in now!) After he finished his supper each night he’d kick up his heels and play with our other steer and our Momma cow. He was the king of the barn yard and called the shots and he was always first to tear into the round bale. Oh and if you brought him bread, WATCH OUT. His tongue was a mile long trying to grab the bread bag!
Some people might not want to know this much about their dinner, but I know that I really appreciate it. We treated him well and in return he’s blessed us with hundreds of good meals! Plus the farthest this guy has been from my house is 15 miles, the distance to the slaughter house. His feed was also grown ~15 miles from us. You really can’t get much more local than that!
I requested that mile long tongue as part of the cuts I wanted. I’ve had tongue as a kid but really don’t remember it. Does anyone have any good recipes???