The Omnivore’s Dilemma

This conversation took place last night at dinner:

Belly, “Mommy, I LOVE this sausage! Did it grow in a garden?”

Me, “Ahhhhhh, no. . .”

Belly, “Did you make it in the oven?”

Me, “No honey. That is sausage. It can be made out of a chicken, or turkey, or cow or pig. This one is from a pig.”

Belly, “A pig???? How?!!?”

Me, “Well. . . the pig is killed, and his meat is used for the sausage”.

Belly, “Ewwwww! What part of the pig?”

Me, “Errrrr. . .” (start tap dancing around the table because no one really wants to think about what is in sausage).

Which brings me to this clip (I love Lisa):


  1. wait. Bacon, Ham, and Pork Chops come from the same magical beast??

    i swear i thought those things grew in the garden…

  2. I dread the day I have to explain this stuff to my daughter. She understands that fish is well..a fish and that bothers her a lot. I’m afraid of the mammal talk…

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