Monday, November 29, 2010

Liver makes my skin crawl.

As many of you know, we have been eliminating soy from our diets, and eating hormone-free meat and poultry.  It has been an adventure, to say the least.

When we bought our hormone-free, grass-fed cow, we were offered the parts?  There's got to be a better way to say that.  At any rate, we politely decline on everything except the liver.  I'd heard that liver in moderation was good for you, and I know some people think it at least tastes really good.  So, I tried cooking it yesterday.

I almost threw up.

It smells horrible.  I mean really, really horrible. The whole downstairs smelled bad.  Perhaps I didn't cook it right, but I am done with liver.  I couldn't even get myself to sample it, because every time I got it close to my mouth, it just made my skin crawl.

I know people have talked about being made to eat liver when they were younger, and I never realized how good I had it.  Thanks, Mom, for never making me eat liver.   I am now realizing anew just how great of a Mom you are.

While we won't be attempting to eat any more liver, Yarbo is fairly certain Christmas has come early, because I diced it up, and have been giving him a little in with his chow.  We're pretty big into not wasting food, so I'm glad he likes it, because we sure couldn't stomach it!


  1. Merry early Christmas to Yarbo! That makes me smile, thanks for sharing. I'm pretty sure that Grammy likes liver as well but... yech, I'm with you, I can't even stand the smell. I'm thankful that we live in an age and country where we don't "have" to eat everything to avoid going hungry or keep it from going to waste.

  2. That's the surprising part to me - I know several people who like liver! I think my Dad does too. Maybe my sense of smell is overdeveloped or something. Or maybe there's a better way to cook the stuff!

  3. One of my professors once gave me this piece of advice, and I've never forgotten it:

    "The liver is a filter. I don't eat filters."

    Hope you're enjoying the rest of the cow, though--Corrie and I have split a side of beef with her parents the last couple of years, and I really prefer the taste of grass-fed beef (and the convenience of it all being in the freezer).

    I know I never comment, but I'm following your journey closely, and think of you often. Glad to hear you've emerged from the events of the last year still praising God.

    -Nathan G

  4. Sounds like a smart professor! I have to agree about the convenience of it being in the freezer - it's already cut down on trips to the store, and since I rarely buy just what I went there for, it's already been a money-saver that way. :) And I really do prefer the taste as well! We made beef stew the other night, and Oh. My. Word. I may never be able to go back.

    It was good to hear from you - thanks for taking the time to read, and to comment too!

    PS - If you're ever in Iowa.... :)