Plautdietsch word of the day: jreewe

Plautdietsch word of the day: jreewe

Pronounced: j-rei-vu

What it sounds like: a mechanical part of an old tractor

What it really means: tiny meat and fat renderings, sometimes called cracklings. A delicious Mennonite treat that is a byproduct of rendering fat during hog butchering.  

Example: Leina had wanted to loose a few pounds so she could fit back into her lime green sundress with the red flowers. So she cut back on many things,,, except she could not resist jreewe! In the moring she’d take her cast iron pan and heat a nice big batch for Hein and herself. When they were hot, she’d spread some strawberry jam on a tweibach and top it with jreewe and sprinkle some salt on top. She said to Hein, “ya know, people who don’t eat jreewe don’t know what they are missing”!

And speaking of strawberry jam,..our favorite jam is made by Redpoll Farms and available at Main Bread and Butter Company in Steinbach Manitoba.  Enjoy your jreewe with any of their many delicious flavors. And remember, a day without jreewe is like a day without sunshine!  :-)

And if you find (like others) that an old dress no longer fits,.. try one of these cool T shirts from Mennowear®




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