It really is just a bucket of lard.
Is this sad news? Maybe. It might have been cooler if it was a bucket of ice cream or something.
But instead it is a bucket of pig fat.
But, don't be too disappointed. It is good to be honest about these things and call it what it is. Because now you know what to do with it.
It's like when you hear someone say, "I always knew something was wrong in my marriage, I just didn't know what. And then when I found out my spouse had an addiction, I was devastated. But now I at least know what we are dealing with, which means we know what kind of help we need and we can hopefully figure it out."
It's like you've been eating lard all these years, thinking it was ice cream and wondering why the taste was so wrong.
It doesn't work like that.
Lard will never be ice cream. But, with hard work and a little bit of help, it can become stronger... I mean, it can become a flaky pie crust or yummy fried chicken.
But it will never become stronger... I mean a flaky pie crust or yummy fried chicken...if you keep calling it ice cream.
So, yes. You have a bucket of lard. But at least now you know, and can look forward to a hopefully yummy dinner.
For lard inspiration, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/cooking-with-lard-baking_n_5212804.html