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MacKenzie

Bad Start But Tasty Ending to the Day.

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Planned for a dinner at noon but when I went out to the ODK there were hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of those Asian Beetles, aka as Stink Bugs.

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They were all over everything including me. :( They are a recent addition to the wild life around here.:shock:

I had to wait until the temp. dropped and the sun went down to do this cook. In the meantime I decided to make some sourdough bread with toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

This dough is ready for bed

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and now for a nap.

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Baked.

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Now for the squash. Clean out the seeds, etc. and a little butter and maple syrup. Cover with foil back at 425F for an hour or until the pulp is soft.

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Baked.

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Cured this large pork chop for 24 hours then washed it out for a few hours, dried it off and left it uncovered in the fridge overnight. Sprinkled with a little granulated garlic, pepper and paprika.

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On the KK until the internal temp. was 146F

Did a quick sear.

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Done.

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Plated with twice baked potato, squash and pickled beets.

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The interior has that pink colour of cured meat. Tastes more like ham than a pork chop.

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Mac, my guess is that if you cooked some of those bugs they’d be great!


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Fabulous looking meal. I'd love to try any of it but your bread looks especially amazing. I am just dabbling in sourdough bread cooking and am definitely a novice but I hope some day to be turning out "Mac-worthy" loaves. 

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Fantastic cook Mac .looks like a bit of an infestation you have going on there bugger when you said recent addition have they been introduced

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I should have mentioned that if you click on the two flaming shots you will see the real fire.:) 

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We had those bugs around here but, not in those numbers. Nice looking cook and pickled beets, yes.

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I was outside on my deck Sunday and the beetles were flying around. Only a dozen or so, no where near what you had, MacKenzie. But, they were the first ones that I'd seen this fall. 

As a kid, "cured" pork chops were one of my favorite foods - still love them now, just don't buy them much anymore (might have to consider making my own though :chin:)

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