Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pork Explosions!

Pork Explosions
We had a potluck at my office on Friday. I volunteered/was coerced into making pork explosions. For the uninitiated, it is bacon that is woven into a mat upon which a pound of pork sausage is pressed and then a layer of chorizo (Mexican spicy sausage). The chorizo is my own twist. The standard version calls for cooked bacon to be crumbled on the sausage layer. Add in some spices and roll into a heart attack shaped log. I have found that with all the fat, it's much better to smoke them first to cook them without flareups. After smoking for 4-5 hours I finish them on the grill with a chipotle-cinnamon BBQ sauce. Needless to say, not for vegans or those with a weak heart. I made 5 and there were 0 left, so I guess that's a good thing. If you are thinking of trying this out, I caution you that it is a costly and time consuming process. These took me a total of 6-8 hours to prepare, smoke and grill. If you do try it, let me know how it works out!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Little Incubator

Well, once again, my daughter has blessed her mother and I with a new sickness. She apparently picked something up either in Michigan or on the plane home. Dani got sick on Tuesday and I started yesterday. Each of the kids good for about a half dozen sicknesses per year. This one is a little earlier than others, but it still sucks. Thankfully for her, she's cute which has saved her on more than one occasion. Hopefully it's a fast bug that will get the hell out of me, Dani and this house in the next day or two.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cold shower

Got back into the gym for the first time in a week this morning. Ran late so I opted for just cardio. The 60 degree shower was a nice eye opener before work. Heading back shortly for weights & abs.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Old man river...

Took a walk Saturday across the Mississippi to a couple places. Next to the bridge was this gem of a sign. Sign was great, the beer - not so much. Had a couple beers @ Nye's Polonaise room/bar and then walked across the street to Kramarczuk's for a hungarian sausage. It was ALL good!

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