meatings

They are so beautiful please stop harming them.  

Veal calves are kept in tiny crates completely immobile. So that their flesh stays tender and white they are fed a liquid diet that is low in iron and has little nutritive value. This heinous treatment makes the calves ill, and they frequently suffer from anemia, diarrhea, and pneumonia.  These calves become frightened and suffer greatly from painful malnourishement and from being so lonely.  

Because of your consumption of meat and dairy you sentence 21,000,000 calves each year to a life full of suffering. Please stop and go vegan. 

I want to make something crystal clear to people:

Animal agriculture is the biggest driver of climate change. Climate change is going to kill 100 million people by 2030. By 2050, up to 37% of all species will become extinct. By 2100, the planet will be up to 11 degrees hotter, the oceans will become too acidic to support most of their ecosystems

This is not a Disney movie. Nobody will save the world. And unless you examine your lifestyle, and realize that your diet and actions have fatal consequences, there is no happy ending. We will likely die, along with most of the life on Earth, and it will have been easily preventable by simply not eating animals.

The Prancing Pony's Meat Pie

Yum. Just yum.

Do you ever read a fantasy quest type book and the heroes always eat cold meat pies on the road after a night in an inn? I feel like 75% of the books I’ve read have included such a scenario. Well, here’s the pie. It’s delicious, it’s filling, and it puts you in a rather festive mood. "Yay, we’re on a quest! I can’t wait to slay the dragon/defeat that evil emperor/destroy the political hierarchy of the capital city! Everything is going just swell!"

Then, you sleep on the ground every night and it rains and your mentor dies and your love spurns you and your swordfighting isn’t up to par. 

But still. You had a meat pie. Keep practicing your swordfighting; you’ll kill the emperor eventually, since you’re fated to and all.

(And thus ends Hannah’s YA fantasy rant)

The Prancing Pony’s Famous Meat Pie

Ingredients

1 pound ground pork
1/2 pound lean ground beef
2 potatoes
1 medium-to-large onion diced 
1 to 2 large cloves garlic, chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon beef bullion
3/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup water
1 prepared pie crust, top and bottom

Directions

Pre-prepare pie crust; preferably homemade. Preheat oven to 375 F. 

Peel and dice potatoes, actual dice size or smaller. Boil on high for 6 minutes; drain and set aside.

Cook meat and onions in saucepan. Add spices; cook until brown. Add water and allow to cook into the meat for about five minutes. Allow meat to cool; drain excess liquid. 

Place bottom crust in a 12 inch cast iron skillet. Then in goes the meat, and then the top crust. Pinch edges of crust and cut ventilation holes in the pie. Optional step: Brush egg wash on top of crust. It will make the pie prettier.

Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until top crust is lightly browned and flaky. 

Let cool before serving, or else your slices will fall apart, like in the pictures above. 

Recipe adapted from King Arthur’s Flour. 

Canned Dragon Meat

Do you know how much this stuff costs in Skyrim?!? It’s priceless!

I mean really. As in, it has no price. Because, of all the millions of items you can get in that soul-sucking game, there exists no Dragon Meat! Why is this?! It’s either a terrible oversite or a conspiracy of some sort.

That being said, I’d stock up. It’s at a good price right now anyway.

(they have “dragon” everything else, just not meat. I mean, come on. Really? They have things like mudcrab legs and mammoth snout but noooo. Not Dragon meat. Cant be having the Dovahkiin eating Dragon Meat… ok, I’m done ranting.) (I feel ripped off…) (Now I’m done.)

http://www.gonnawannagetit.com/product/canned-dragon-meat/