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Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Food

Beginner’s Pulled Pork

Beginner’s Pulled Pork

After a week of grill cooking because it was so very hot I felt like it was time for a change and figured using the slow cooker wouldn’t make my kitchen too warm to exist in. I have the “Slow Cooker Revolution” book, a lot of the recipes in which are rather complicated (which is usually the opposite of what you think of when thinking of slow cookers). Aside from sounding good the Beginner’s Pulled Pork sounded easy (and it was). This was my very first pulled pork. Couldn’t have gone any better I don’t think. Pretty little containers full of spices. Paprika, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, cumin and onion powder. Rub the spice mix all over a 5 pound pork shoulder roast. Never bought one of those either. Ella loved that I asked the butcher about pork butt, which is what the recipe called for (in case you didn’t know, pork butt and pork shoulder are the same). Refrigerate anywhere from 8-24 hours. Put the spice rubbed...

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Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Disney Travel, Food

Ow way tah  Tualan Me big bad  Fightin’ man

Ow way tah Tualan Me big bad Fightin’ man

Whenever I think of the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World the music from the Enchanted Tiki Room plays in my head… The Hawaiian War Chant song. That’s where the title of this blog post came from. The Polynesian has a restaurant by the name of Captain Cook’s. They make the  most amazing pork nachos there. I decided I needed to try and replicate them. I was only mildly successful, though they did taste good. First you need white corn tortilla chips and plain, unsalted potato chips. I think we used the Kettle brand. To really do this right I think you’d fry up your own tortilla and potato chips. But, really? We bought sauce less pulled pork at the grocery store and looked up a recipe for Hawaiian glaze. The recipe I found called for quite a lot of orange juice so I halved that and added a good deal more Worcestershire and soy sauces. Tasted it until it tasted about right. Top the chips with the pulled pork that’s...

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