Saturday, August 3, 2013

When You've Had Time to Offend Both the Anti Gun Folks and the Vegans -

It's time to circle the wagons with your friends.

I'd recently posted, but for you "non shooty" types that probably looked at that one and went "oh brother,  it's another rifle, where's the pork!", here's something for you.

Just a little dry rub/seasoning mix that's out of this world on pork. It's Partner's creation as a seasoning for meat and I had it once dining at Stately Grime Manor and coerced him out of the recipe (note to PETA:  No men were harmed in the obtaining of this recipe).
For a simple dinner after work, about a teaspoon of this mixed into some chopped sweet onion, tossed with (about 1/3 the amount of)  panko bread crumbs, then stuffed into the middle of a three pork chops, secured with toothpicks and then lightly seared  with a bit of olive oil and braised with a bit of liquid  (water or broth with a splash of ACV or white wine) on the stove.  It makes enough for many meals and can be stored at room temperature in a sealed jar.
1/4 cup salt (I use Himilayan Pink Salt).
1/4 cup sweet or hot paprika
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon tellecherry black pepper
2 teaspoons white pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 Tablespoon chipotle powder
Just a note, when grinding dried chipotle peppers, make sure you have proper PPE (the Lab Glasses are good, but a respirator might have been better, don't say we didn't warn you).

After dinner, go relax with a small sip of  16 year old scotch in your wonderful pork stupor.  But you might want to avoid typing, as  with a letter out of order, you might end up with something OTHER than your regular email account.
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I'll try again, because now that the Evict Lyme Raffle is done with the outstanding efforts of Jennifer and EvylRobot  and the contributions of so many good hearted bloggers, there's one last little push.  It's the Bonnie's Final Push Surgery Fund.  It is organized by our good friend Erin Palette (Erin's posts may not always be work safe but if there ever was a friend I had that I would be safe with, it's Erin). 
Bonnie  (Squeaky Wheel Blog) is close to her goal, but honestly folks, expenses with surgery are always are more than budgeted, even having insurance as she does. (My knee fallout with Squirrel Coverage was still a couple thousand out of pocket) so any extra  you can donate beyond her goal amount will be put to good use in her recovery.
 - Brigid