Monday, September 28, 2009

Moving Right Along

Just a quick post on how the pulled pork turned out - quite good.

Did my normal routine in the 185 degree oven for about 14 hours and again, it was perfectly done and just fell off the bone. The only thing I did differently, in terms of cooking, was to brown it up before putting it into the oven.

And Out It Pops

After I pulled the pork I heated the drippings in the pan, scrapped up the stuff from the bottom, and spooned about five ladles over the meat. I sprinkled the meat liberally with Kosher salt and then mixed it all up.

I modified the South Carolina style sauce a bit. Here is the recipe that I used this time:

3/4 cup French's plain yellow mustard
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon chipotle hotsauce

Just whisked it all together, poured it over the meat and then mixed it in.

Ready For Mixing

I thought the pulled pork turned out even better than last time. Not hot, by any means, but a bit more flavor to it. My friends all agreed.

As I mentioned, it was Bob and Loretta's anniversary so the Mysterious Chinese Woman made them a nice chocolate cake, from scratch, and then applied her formidible artistic skills to decorate it.

Happy Anniversary Bob And Loretta

As you probably know, my predictions for yesterday's game didn't turn out exactly as I had, well, predicted. You do have to admit, though, that the Vikings win wasn't an easy one. Still, Brett's last minute touchdown pass did kind of drive a dagger through my heart. I apologize to my friends who are Vikings fans, and I have a lot of them, but my dislike for Brett transcends those loyalties.