The Winner Is…
August 18, 2010 § 4 Comments
Congratulations to Sawyer for winning the $60 gift certificate giveaway sponsored by CSN Stores!
Originally the Mister was to help with randomly selecting the winner but Cole decided he would be the one, not his daddy. I had all the names on triple-folded slips in a hat. He came charging over and stuck his head in the hat and looked up at me with that wily smile of his. I knew he had to be the one to pick the winner. After performing his newly found duty, he decided to re-energize on the futon in my office. After all, the pressure of being the official winner picker does take its toll on a little fella.
Since I started the giveaway with smoked pulled pork, I’ll end with it. When I mentioned the amount of pulled pork I made to a friend (who happened to be on the receiving end of a couple of pounds herself), she asked me how the two of us will eat all that pork. Well, here’s one example.
I decided to make pulled pork tacos with salsa fresca (or Pico de Gallo). I fried corn tortillas in vegetable oil, which we enjoy a lot. That takes a bit of time and I still haven’t found the sweet spot oil temperature but the shells turned out pretty good. The salsa fresca is easy to throw together: diced Roma tomatoes, chopped onions (I used sweet onions this time but sometimes I use red onion), chopped cilantro, lime juice, diced Serrano chili, and a small pinch of salt. I also made a side of guacamole using some of the salsa fresca. I didn’t do anything to the pulled pork other than just heating it. But next time I think I like to add some chipotle pepper in adobo sauce to it to really give it a nice kick.