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Pork for the win

Doc S says that if I don't take the food porn photos then it didn't happen. He's to blame for this.

If you recall last week (what is time?!?) Dr. Chop told me that she wasn't going to be satisfied with anything form our repertoire wrt dinner and thus the pork wellington was hatched. No photos, but it did happen. Welp, decadent Saturday seems like it's a thing that is going to keep happening my diet be damned.

This week's entry? Pork rollup with cream cheese, hatch green chili, and pistachios wrapped in bacon. Dr. Chop work shopped this one, and I executed. Oh, mama was this good.

First I butterflied a pork tenderloin, and then smashed it into a 1/4 of an inch thick slab of meat product.

Next comes the cream cheese bath - cooks note I had a half a tub of creole cream cheese which is pretty runny and easily smeared across said meat slab

Next comes the hatch green chilis- canned is fine, jarred (look for 505 brand / young guns brand)is better, or freshly roasted which is optimal. I hear from my old man that fresh hatch chilis have hit the super markets in 'perterville so they're likely around the greater MN metros. (I also used a bit of shredded cheddar to bind things in the heats of the grills). I rough chopped about 1/3 cup pistachios and dumped them onto the pig product.


Next comes the roll up


I hadn't planned to wrap this in bacon, but as it turns out the roll up wasn't as tight as I wanted. I happened to have a half pound of schmidt's meat market bacon on hand so why not?


This is the final wrap up (yeah doc, you asked for this - now lie in your bed)


I quick smoked this by lighting ~3/4 a chimney of briquets and dumping them when mostly on fire in a pile on one side of the grill. I choked off the heat by leaving the bottom vent wide open and the top vent 1/8 inch open. While the coals were regulating themselves I started roasting some baby red potatoes and carrots. I added a couple good sized chunks of cherry wood and put the pork on the indirect side.

Once the internal temp had hit 140 I moved the whole shooting match over the coals with the lid off to crisp up the bacon.

The final result was nothing short of decadent. Doc, wish you were here brother. Even if you were here there wasn't enough for three....... Okay there was but I was greedy AF.

At The Movies: In The Queue

I've been threatening myself to watch a new (to me) movie recently. Each time I've finished my day and sat down though, it's been too late or I just haven't been feeling it. I'll get to it though, I swear.

What's in your queue that you know you want to get to, but just haven't for one reason or another? Bonus points if you can guess which recent, well-received movie I've been psyching myself up to see (not due to the subject matter, just any sort of time commitment).

Also, what else have you been watching?

Initial Time We Play A Game With Two Letters For Three Weeks After The Fourth Of July

Just in case the guy on KFAN has got his intellectual property ducks in a row with his Kickstarter thing, I will not refer to this game by the same name he has given his version. Instead, this will be the initial time I "host" a game for the second on this platform with the following rules:

1. I will give you two letters (for example, "K.P"). All the items that week will be a two-word answer in which each word begins with letter in the appropriate spot. The answer can be a person, place, thing, or other two-word phrase. For example, if "K.P." are the letters, then one answer might be Kirby Puckett. Another answer might be "Krakow, Poland." And so on.

2. I will provide six clues for each answer. The clues will be provided one-at-a-time.

3. If you believe you know the answer, make a Spoilered guess in the thread. The point will go to whomever correctly identifies the answer first. If you submit an incorrect response, then you can no longer submit for that particular answer.

4. The participant with the most correct answers at the end of the week wins. (If there is a tie, then I will have tiebreakers for only the participants in the tie.)

5. You're going to be on the honor system, but you should not be using the internet or other resources.

The letters will be revealed, and clues for the first phrase will commence at about 10:00am. (Barring some sort of unforeseen incident at the dentist.)


WGOM Draft: Round 25

As a reminder, here's how I think this is playing out, sans objections:

-- Draft whomever you like this round.
--Round 26:  Draft someone who played for the Twins
--Round 27:  Draft a skipper
--Round 28:  Draft a stadium
--Mags drafts all 28 rounds at once


The board



Previous round.

Twins Top Moments: Final

Well, thank you for entertaining me over the past month.  I would guess the results of this poll are a forgone conclusion, but let's put it out there anyway.

Best Moment of All Time

  • Touch Em All Kirby Puckett! (75%, 9 Votes)
  • Chris Pittaro and the 87 Twins Win It All (25%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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Twins Top Moments: Final Four

Okay, no more need to show the videos.  I'm guessing you know who you're voting for.  We are down to four #1 seeds so I'm guessing I seeded this okay.

Which moment of the 1991 World Series was the best?

The Better Moment

  • Puckett Walk-Offs Game 6 (63%, 12 Votes)
  • Larkin Walks Off Game 7 (37%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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And finally, how do you compare these two moments?

The Better Moment

  • Twins Win 87 Series (79%, 15 Votes)
  • Mauer's Final Game (21%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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