Feb 24, 2011

Need a name for the sauce!

Yesterday's supper consisted of leftover pork roast, pulled, with some of Wenk's sweet & spicy sauce, which is probably the best sauce in the world!

This sauce was originally used at his former employer's business back in Missoula as a wing sauce, and Wenk was lucky enough to be one of the guys that prepared it. We got addicted to it and started putting it on everything, so he brought the recipe along with us to Iowa. We have since got his parents and a couple of friends hooked on it and have decided that at our upcoming wedding reception, the main dish will be, in typical Iowa fashion, pulled pork sandwiches. We will use this sauce on half, and create another, not-so-hot sauce for the wimps in our guest list.

I've decided that we need to rename the sauce, which was originally named Smitty's Sauce after it's creator. We've crossed state lines with the sauce and are introducing it to a whole new audience which I think calls for renaming.

Some ideas so far: Wenky's Sauce, Stolen Sauce, Wenk's Sweet & Hot Sauce, Wenk's Sweet & Spicy Sauce, Wenk's Wing Sauce...and I'm sure there are a few more but I can't recall. I think I will set a goal to have it renamed by our wedding in October!

Feb 22, 2011

A good day for a pork roast...

Tuesdays are my day off, so I'm still in my pajamas at almost 1pm. I've been working on patterns for the shop and posted a couple of new items. I'll post them below.

I've decided to stay home all day and slow roast a Boston butt. I made a rub paste with olive oil and Tony Cachere's Creole Seasoning, which I LOVE, and roasted for 30 mins at 400 degrees, now its at 250 degrees and has a few hours left. It should be fantastic! I plan on roasting some potatoes and carrots with it near the end of it's cooking time, then using whatever leftovers are available for pulled pork sandwiches.

I should probably do something more constructive around the house...but what fun is that?!

Feb 18, 2011

New Etsy Shop

Once again, it's been a long time since I've posted anything. I'll try SO HARD to post at least a little something every couple of weeks, I promise!

I've been cooking a lot. My friends say I've "leveled up" a lot. I think I'm now around a level 100 cook, or something like that.

I started designing cross-stitch patterns and created an Etsy shop for them. The other Etsy shop is on an indefinite vacation. I probably won't work in resin casting again for a couple of reasons. 1: no space to do so that allows for adequate ventilation. 2: I realized that I'm creating plastic that will just go into the ground eventually and stay there. It's pretty much against all of my reusing and recycling convictions.Oh well.

So now I'll mostly be blogging about my cross stitching, cooking, and possibly delving into hair care alternatives. Shampoo is apparently horrible for your hair and I happen to have a book from the late 1800's with some great hair care tips. These pre-cosmetic industry how-to's are sure to have some wisdom behind them.