Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cajun pulled pork time

Ladies and Gentlemen, my new best friend is our Hamilton Beach programable Stay or Go Slow Cooker. I started out last Saturday with chicken adobo, and I made another batch on Monday. So, I wondered what to make next and I stumbled onto this recipe for Cajun pulled pork.

This picture isn't the most flattering one in the world...

...and this one makes the meat look a lot more pink than it actually turned out. The beauty of the slow cooker is that if you work at night like I do, you can set the thing and go to sleep, and your main course is ready when you wake up.

This, is how it actually turned out. I would add about a little less than a tablespoon to the spice rub, but otherwise, it was a perfect recipe. Laissez les bon temps rouler.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Well done, Top Chef, bringing back past season champions to compete against the finalists of Top Chef All-Stars. The quickfire didn't quite pack the excitement that I thought it would, but I still enjoyed it. Of course, it didn't help that a certain notion kept distracting me while I was watching Mike Isabella take on Michael Voltaggio... see, I wasn't totally convinced that it was Michael Voltaggio!

What am I talking about? I'll put it to you this way...

...why don't you ever see Tony Hawk and Michael Voltaggio in the same place?



Yeah, thought so.