We get our pork for mostly free. Feral pigs are a horrible, horrible problem where my mom lives, and will soon be in my own backyard (not penned, lol). Her hubby and their neighbor trap them for people and we have all the meat we can eat. We go get some, put them in pens and feed them out and have meat and bones for stock, fat for lard, and best of all, we know what goes into them--every single bite. There was a great article a few months back in the Smithsonian about Texas wild pigs, and how the meat is very sought-after in France and many other places. Same stuff they eat in Hawaii at a Luau. Much more rich and yummy (and clean!) than store-bought pork. If you can find a source, you are in for a treat! (um, where 'bouts in Texas are you? I just noticed that....)
The prawns are fantastic. Nothing like what you get from the sea. And since it's around the country corner it goes along w/our views on eating locally as much as possible.
For the jalapenos, take a nice fat fresh one, slice it in half lengthwise, and scrape out the goods. Make sure to get all the membrane if you want them mild. Spoon some softened cream cheese (you can add garlic, or whatever blows your skirt up to it, but I usually just leave it plain) into the pepper and wrap w/a 1/2 piece of bacon (or 1/3) and I don't even secure w/a toothpick anymore. Just lay 'em out on a cookie sheet w/edges and pop in the oven until the bacon looks to your liking and the peppers are soft but not squishy. They are so good. About halfway thru cooking I carefully tip the pan until most of the jalapenoey rendered bacon fat goodness runs out and then man, can you flavor up some other stuff w/that, so save it in the fridge!
I love to cook them on the smoker. The cheese gets all smokey and yummy....
Um, they rock at midnight, cold out of the fridge after a few beers.