Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hope you get as good a laugh out of this as we did!

My stomach hurts - and not from eating this, but from laughing. Even now, when I just put the pictures up I found myself in tears. I bought this Italian sausage called Cotechino from the Fatted Calf this weekend. It is traditionally served with lentils, but since I had these lovely fresh large white beans, I decided to cook it with them instead. It's already cooked, so it just gets cooked for about 20 min, in with the beans. I wasn't sure if either of us was going to be able to eat the thing after our first look at it. Believe it or not it was more appetizing in the package, but once we peeled off the slick gray casing and the tender pink insides were revealed-well who wouldn't enjoy this?! Richard said "what the hell kind of meat is that?" I assured him it was pork - although he didn't believe me. Needless to say, it tastes better than it looks, although we have plenty left over as it's hard to eat while you are laughing so hard. Richard just said that one picture looks like something you would try to sneak into prison. I'll just leave it up to your own imagination. Just for the record - the beans were incredible - probably due to whatever fluids leaked out of this thing. Let me know if you need the recipe!


  1. I'm sorry, did I forget to mention that it did taste good? Just a little hard to get past the sight of it. Pun intended.

  2. Alas, poor Richard!
    Reminds me of medical school somehow... :)

  3. Well laughter is the best medicine!!

  4. OMG - I just remembered that show Fear Factor!