- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Ok…so this is a funny subject but it really ticked me off last night!
I only eat cured pork… ie; bacon, prosciutto, soppresatta….things like that (salt cured)
I do NOT eat….. Pork chops, ham, bologna, ETC
So I eat dinner at FI’s house almost every night. basically 6 out of 7 days a week. For most of our over 5 year relationship.
They are my second fam!
Anyway, the point i’d like to get to…is she makes cutlets on occasion…you know, egg dipped and breaded….they vary from chicken, veal, to pork…
I LOVE chicken and veal cutlets…and I’m not picky about anything else. But they always knew and I’ve always told them about my hate for most pork products! It’s been a joke with the fam whenever pork is served and I don’t eat it, but I eat bacon…
I tell them i’m totally fine not having a “2nd course” since his mom always makes pasta first almost every night and has other side dishes that I love.
His dad always insists on cooking me something I WILL eat but I always refuse and say stop going through all the trouble I don’t come here for dinner you’re not obligated to feed me stop being silly!
Yesterday, however….I saw that there were three tray’s of defrosted pork loin in the fridge…I was happy I had a really late lunch due to a dentist appt. So I wasn’t hungry anyway.
FMIL comes home from work, and starts cooking…I see her putting the pork in the pan blah blah…
We eat pasta…some foccacia bread….at this point i’m full.
2nd course comes out….and it’s a huge platter of her cutlets! She then begins to tell me, as she is seeing that I don’t grab one (knowing it’s pork)…”It’s veal!”
I said “It’s definitely not veal” and she said “yes it is!” and I said “oh ok well I had saw pork being cooked so I thought it was pork”
She then continues to sway me to take one….I feel cornered but I know for a fact it’s pork and in front of the brother, my FI my FSIL and FFIL…she was basically trying to coax me to believe it was veal!!!
I looked at FI’s plate as he cut the cutlet…it was WHITE that is not veal…I said it under my breath to him…and then FSIL says (thinking it IS veal because she wasn’t in on FMIL’s plan).. “it’s veal, veal is tender pork loin isn’t”…
really? are you kidding me? I don’t eat pork loin but I know it IS tender…and veal is NOT white!
Why would someone force or coax someone into eating something?
When FMIL left with FSIL to go shopping I let it out with FI I said it was disrespectful..I don’t understand why someone would lie…FI thought it was veal too…and then I reached into the garbage (with a paper towel) because I was sick of feeling like an idiot and showed him the trays of PORK LOIN!
He said wow omg ok….and he felt for me…I said it was so wrong that she did that…I am not MAD but really? I’m not a little kid..I was fine with pasta and she knows when the cook pork I don’t care if I don’t eat a 2nd…but don’t LIE to me!
Sorry this is so long…venting!