Sammich Pr0n

The green tomato relish has been a huge success!  Yay!

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Green Tomato Relish

I didn’t weigh or count these, so we’ll just say for recipe purposes “about yea many”.Along with the green tomatoes, I added two big sweet onions, and four bell peppers, two green and two red.  Coarse chop all of that then spin it in a food processor to get the final mince on.  Stir in two tablespoons of kosher salt and let drain in a colander for a while, then add to a big pot.  I added yellow and black mustard seed, whole coriander seeds, a dollop of Dijon mustard, black pepper, many cloves of garlic, minced, some ground cumin, granulated garlic, granulated onion, 1 cup of sweetener, and one cup of vinegar.
Bring to a simmer and let it bubble for 20 minutes or so.  I managed to cram everything into 5 wide mouth pint jars.  Process in a water bath for 20-30 minutes.

More Posole

The red posole this time, made with pork and various dried red chilis.  This batch was from frozen – not sure when I made it.  I poured the stew into plastic containers to freeze, and then took the frozen blocks out of the plastic and vacuum sealed them.  Not sure how long they will last like that but I think these spent nearly a year in those seal a meal type bags.This is my new favorite way to warm tortillas, just plop them on the burner and flip before they catch fire.

Sammich Pr0n

Chunky tuna salad sammich on white toast with a side of tomatoes in vinaigrette with fresh thyme.

We stripped all the tomatoes from the vines in the back garden and pulled them from the ground so there won’t be any more fresh tomatoes coming on.  What was on the bush yesterday is what we have.  I’m going to make some green tomato relish today,

Chicken Nuggets

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts for the win.  I’m not thrilled with the batter.  It was OK but I wanted it to be better.  It’s flour and cornstarch with an egg and some water plus seasonings.  The dip wasn’t any better.  I tossed it together from mayo, mustard, a squirt of lemon juice, and honey.  Needs more research.

That said, there were no leftovers.

Saturday Sammich Pr0n

We were all out of smoked pork from the last time I did a pork shoulder.  We bought another Boston butt for another batch put I didn’t want to fire up the smoker so I put it into the new-ish oven, set the temp to 200, and let it go.  When I went to check on it in the morning I found that the oven had shut itself off during the night,  A quick check online told me that it shuts itself off after 12 hours, so it quit on me circa 3am.  Bummer.  I checked the internal temp and it was only 115° so I cranked it to 350° to finish.

I wanted to disable the 12-hr auto shut off and that led me on quite the wild goose chase.  Check the user manual, they said, you’ll find the instructions for that.  Uh… nope.  I did reacquaint myself with the special features menu and managed to find it in there.  The controls are not at all intuitive but with a close read of the manual and at least four tries I got-er-done.