Celery Breath

December 11, 2009

We never know exactly what we’re going to find in the buckets that Justin brings home from the Vegiterranean. Tonight, when I opened a fresh bucket, I found lots and lots and lots of celery.

I absolutely despise celery. I’ve always considered celery to be good for only one thing, and that’s to help flavor veggie broth. Until tonight. Tonight, I discovered the joys of celery breath. Honestly, when Scarlett put her nose in my face after finishing her food tonight and I smelled the sweet celery aroma coming from her mouth, I cracked up laughing. It was incredible.

The pigs have a very systematic way of eating their food. At every meal, they get grain. At almost every meal, they also get kitchen scraps, leftovers, or produce from Veg. All three pigs eat their food in this order:

First: Anything super-sweet. In this category would be VERY special treats that they don’t normally get, like leftover sweet potato casserole, or cookies that weren’t quite right.

Second: Fruit. Mostly at this time of year they’re getting everybody’s bruised apples and apple cores.

Third: Bread, if the cooks at Veg put some in the buckets. Grain, if they didn’t.

Fourth: Sweet veggies like carrots, squash, or bell peppers

Fifth: Other veggies. Potatoes, broccoli, etc. Celery!

Last: Lettuce. Lettuce is always last! They seriously nudge ALL the lettuce out of their bowls and only eat it off the ground after they’re quite sure that nobody has anything better left. Maybe it’s because they know I think they look hilarious with huge leaves of lettuce hanging out of their mouths.

Pippi and Scarlett chowin’ down on some breakfast