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By Vernalee

I know that you have undoubtedly heard the quote – "fat meat is greasy.” It is a generational expression that is similar to “a hard head makes a soft behind!” Parents usually echo those words when children are being mischievous.

Stop disbelieving what you see and smell (i.e. like the aroma of fat meat). Your eyes clearly reveal the grease. Right? It cannot be mistaken for anything else. Why test the waters? For sure, you don't know everything. I once thought that I knew more than my parents only to find out in my adult years that my children assessed their intelligence to be far greater than mine‘s! Go figure! I guess the “Apple does not fall far from the tree.” It usually takes a tolling of years and experiences to completely understand that fat meat is really greasy; literally and figuratively. It took time for us to learn simple things the hard way! “Learnt sense versus bought sense” had not registered yet; the pan drippings and the grease had clogged our cognitive thinking. We now know that what we took years to find was already in our old fashioned elders’ back pockets had we taken the time to stop, listen, and take their advice! Thank goodness – you’re never too old to learn!Whew! Stop testing the waters when you can visually and vividly see and feel that slimy grease extracted from the meat. I finally got the point so I am passing it down! Listen up! Don't ignore the obvious. Fat meat is greasy so you definitely don’t want to “jump out of the greasy frying pan into the fire!” Photo credit:

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Mar 25, 2020

Thank you, again you hit the nail on the head.

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