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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by gaining_age » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:39 pm

Saw pork butt for 0.99/lb on Sunday. I convinced my wife we could figure it out.

Saw advice on instant pot group and got it going:

Home made "steakhouse seasoning":

equal parts:
black pepper
onion powder
sea/kosher salt (I chose sea as the recipe said kosher)
garlic powder

1/2 the amount of each
smoked paprika
onion powder

Then smaller portions of
dried rosemary
dried thyme


I used 2 teaspoons for the large, 1 teaspoons for the 1/2 and then some pinches (unmeasured) of the rosemary and thyme.

I braised my 6.43 pounds of pork butt in the instant pot on saute and have set it to cook for 3 hours in 1/2 cup water or so (fatty side down). I tossed the water down and tried to slosh the meat around so it would deglaze-- I may not have been that successful.


Goal: fall off the bone pork for shredding and juices for thickening into a sauce. We'll see.

House smells good so far.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by gaining_age » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:59 pm

OK... follow up on the pork.


I kept the instant pot container of juices and fat as we shredded the butt. The meat was kept separate and today I scraped the fat off the top-- the remaining gelatin substance is seasoned pork flavored (broth).

I threw some down in the heated cast iron (the gelatin) and melted it/sizzled. I tossed down about 2-3 table spoons and then squirted some Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce into the broth-- about 1-1.5 tablespoons (unmeasured). I stirred it all in and then threw in about 1lb of the shredded pork.

It's lightly seasoned and juicy in the pan waiting for sandwich time. More BBQ sauce is available as desired.

It's still probably too much meat for lunch-- but I used the rest of the partially used portion.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:29 pm

This is going to be world-class. My wife finally made me some Foxfire cornbread, chicken, and beans with a big side of tomatoes and onions and zucchini. All from the little toy farm I grew up on and all picked by my kids.

Desert, you ask? Wild raspberry pie, picked and made by my kids.

I'm really excited. My kids? Not so much.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by JimVH » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:20 pm

Rita made corn dogs.

I ate corn dogs.

I ain’t livin as large as Hugo, but they were pretty tasty.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Fainn » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:43 pm

Homemade Raising Cane's chicken with homemade Cane's sauce. I am so glad Mary can cook.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by John-Boy » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:37 am

Chip beef gravy on keto cheese biscuits.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:58 am

Pizza! I haven't had Pizza in over 6 months...PIZZA! :chili: :cheese: We need a dancing Pizza Slice
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by hugodrax » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:29 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:58 am
Pizza! I haven't had Pizza in over 6 months...PIZZA! :chili: :cheese: We need a dancing Pizza Slice
I miss UncleBob. He will always be my dancing Pizza Slice.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by JimVH » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:45 pm

Steaks. My wife asked for hers well-done with BBQ sauce.

I said nothing. Proof of my affection.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by hugodrax » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:54 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Steaks. My wife asked for hers well-done with BBQ sauce.

I said nothing. Proof of my affection.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:52 pm

Ramen with chicken, spinach, bone broth, and Szechuan Peppercorns ground to powder. So. Good.


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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by hugodrax » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:17 pm

Roasted chicken with lemon, garlic, and fresh thyme. Cornbread. Succotash. Whole milk.

I am satiated. :D
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by 424cat » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:05 pm

Nothing............. it's a fast day
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by gaining_age » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:09 pm

popcorn for dinner....


But we had portobello mushroom and spinach omelets with plenty o'cheese for breakfast with fried diced russet potatoes, toast, and brown sugar bacon. The bacon was a little much but we each enjoyed a couple slices.

Lunch was leftovers of the pork ribs on a sandwich with provolone and tortilla chips.



We went shopping and pork butt was on sale... I'll have to think about something creative... or InstantPot that bugger with seasonings.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by JimVH » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:48 pm

Grilled pork chops with Dr. Pepper butter sauce, mashed potatoes, and steamed vegetable medley.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Hovannes » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:42 pm

Lulu (lamb) burgers, summer salad and pilaf washed down with red red wine :D
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:12 pm

Whataburger #1 all the way with cheese, fries, and diet Coke. (Justaburgers, dry, for the dogs.).
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by mont974x4 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:24 pm

Famous Dave’s brisket with coleslaw and mashed potatoes. Also a salad and cornbread muffin. All enjoyed with some sweet tea.


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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by gaining_age » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:39 pm

something about corn pasties... (NO DL... not those pasties!!!)
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Thunktank » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:29 pm

Tuna noodle salad, a hamburger slider and some watermelon.

Peach tea to drink.
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