Road Trip!

Just to the meat market up north of us a ways. It’s about an hour or a bit more, traffic is never a problem. We’ve had some rain so we got to see some backwaters around several of the creeks. It is not unusual to have one of the back roads we use flooded in the spring but it was fine today.

They have the best cured hocks. We also usually get several pounds of frozen hocks cut into smaller pieces. They have a couple sausage varieties that I try to stock up on – a garlic breakfast sausage for one, and their version of Andouille. The biggest haul was a fresh side, also called pork belly. It’s what they make bacon from. Their bacon is good but not that special. I did the pork belly and most of the hocks in seal-a-meal bags.