I think I shall rename this post and call it: Don’t – stuff you shouldn’t do when trying to make a blog post.
1. Don’t make a blog post about butt.
Why? Because well, there are entirely too many jokes to be made about a big butt. Case in point: Fat on your butt. There’s a bone in your butt. Juicy butt. Rub your butt with honey. Make sure it’s big enough to fit your butt in. A little butt rub makes everything better. I’ll stop while I am ahead.
But really, I love pork butt. It does so well in the crock. It marinates in the juice and comes out so nice and…juicy. The long cook time breaks down the meat so it’s “melt in your mouth” good. I like big butts and I cannot lie.
2. Don’t create a recipe and forget about it, pushing it to the back of the cabinet.
Soooooooooooooo, I think I created this recipe in November. And somehow, it got lost in the abyss of my folder system. And yes, I do have a folder system. Although, after this I can tell it needs a bit of tweaking. I should put a LIST on my FOLDER so that I can remember what is inside. Yep – that’s the ticket.
3. Don’t wear an elastic waisted skirt when trying to prep dinner.
Did you know that children delight in pulling down skirts and pants? Andy’s favorite pastime is to make sure my skirt stays around my ankles. When you have raw meat on your hands, it’s kinda hard to waddle to the sink and wash them in that state – especially when said child is also still connected to your leg.
4. Don’t try to cut the bone out of a hot piece of butt while it’s still HOT. Otherwise it will be hard to type your blog post up later on.
I burned my fingers. Again. I know you’re not surprised. I know there is likely a super easy way I could have cut the bone out of the cooked butt – but, well…I didn’t know it at the time. I was kind of hoping that bone would just fall out. Lame.
5. Do not wear tights as though they were pants.
Okay, so that has nothing to do with this post. But I just saw that news flash over on Pinterest and I thought I would pass it along. The thought of wearing tights as pants never occurred to me, but apparently this has become a big problem – otherwise it wouldn’t be posted all over Pinterest.
NOTE: Did you know that mini whisks are the best kitchen tool ever?!
I’ve already told you about my intense love of mini whisks – I have three. They are one of my favorite kitchen tools. Everyone should have one. EVERYONE. Public crisis now avoided. Everyone has a mini whisk and no one is wearing tights as pants.
6. Don’t attempt to take good pictures at night in the winter time.
Everything turns out orange. I realize nothing about these pictures is appetizing…but the smell will win you over. Anyway, I know I could fix the orange – but I’m afraid of anything advanced in Photoshop. I know the auto features – and a few little tricks. I think “they” might revoke my blogger status because my pictures are totally orangey. I can live with it.
7. Don’t take photos of your blog post on seasonal plates.
Because it’s January – and you have Christmas plates pictured. Uhhhhhh. Oops? Honestly, I think I blame this on #2. Or I can blame it on Momnesia. Or I can blame it on the 16 month old who can’t talk yet.
So, there you have it. How NOT to prepare for a blog post. I think I’ve got it down pat. I’ve been doing it for almost 4 years – I think I’m starting to learn something.
Crock Pot Teriyaki Boston Butt
- 3 pound Boston Butt roast
- ½ cup soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Place butt in bottom of 5 quart crock.
- Combine soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and pepper. Pour over butt.
- Cover and cook on low 8 hours.
- Remove roast and shred, discarding bone if needed.
WAYS TO SERVE:
- You can return the meat to the crock and make a thickener from ¼ cup arrowroot/cornstarch and ¼ cup water. Stir into the meat and let thicken. Then serve mixture over rice. **May need more thickener.
- You can leave the meat out of the crock after shredding and add barbecue sauce for a nice sandwich.
Or you can do what I did…return the meat to the crock and serve with a slotted spoon on homemade hamburger buns.