Pony Party: The Dog Ate My…..

I decided yesterday to make some really tasty pork tacos…….

I bought a gigantic pork shoulder/butt and got the butcher to trim a bit of the fat and split it in half.

I braised it in aromatics ( onions/carrot/cumin/coriander seeds ) for 2.5 hours until it was tender. I reserved some of the braising juice and then roasted it in a pan for another 45 minutes. After that you cool it, shred it with a fork and mix it with half a cup of the braising juice to soften it.

You add your home made salsa ( made it ahead of time ) some diced avocado and some mashed beans. As it happened I made a salad of mixed spring vegetables and cucumbers to go with it.

I jumped in the shower while my meat cooled. I spend most of the day cleaning and doing laundry I was very much looking forward to a carefully cooked but easy meal.

But alas a mystery!!!!! There was no pork in the kitchen when I returned 10 minutes later.

There was an empty plate…..

There were two guilty looking dogs but no confessions…..

I had peanut butter sandwiches for dinner last night.

Remember….. don’t rec pomy party hang out and chit chat and then go read some of the excellent offerings on our recent and rec’d list.

Oh. Yeah. Tell me a story about something your dog did.


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    • robodd on August 9, 2008 at 19:16

    “Yum, dog tacos for dinner.”

  1. pork is safe in my house, i think my dog is a secret muslim…. 😉

    actually-actually, i dont have a dog….but i’m sorry about your tacos…

    • Robyn on August 9, 2008 at 19:33

  2. is moping around today like he feels bad. I had cumin and coriander in the brasing liquid hope I haven’t mad him too sick.

    • 3card on August 9, 2008 at 22:06

    Hi all.  Glad to see you.

    Still haven’t unpacked my sea bags or gotten over the re-entry shock of being back in the world, but it’s good to see the familiar handles still here.

    I have no clue what’s been going on lately and it’ll take me a while to get my land legs back and catch up, but I just thought I’d say hi.  Hope hope all of you and yours are thriving.

    Keep Yelling!

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