In addition to the pulled pork for tonight we added a second sandwich in honor of a certain squatter who will be turning 30 tomorrow. Yes, I made ice cream sandwiches! I used our ice cream maker ball (which actually works!) to make Irish coffee ice cream, spread the ice cream out in a pan to freeze, then I used a biscuit cutter to make little rounds that would fit between two Famous Chocolate Wafers. Super easy and super delicious.
So, on to Angie's other two food groups (apart from coffee and whiskey), spicy meat and cheese! The pulled pork sandwiches started with the dream inducing all night cook of a porketta roast. I put it in the fridge for the day, to separate the fat. Then, slightly before dinner time, we tossed the defatted (well, mostly defatted) meat back into the crock pot with some red bell pepper and shredded it up. I got these big fluffy slightly sweet buns at Panaderia El Mexicano (the bakery in Mercado Central). We added provolone cheese, sliced peperoncini, and some sauteed spinach. They went into the oven to get melty and then right into our bellies. Yum!
What is next you ask? Steak Sandwiches! Now we have to agree on how we want to make it--we have some differences of opinion. Beth wants classic Minnesota diner sandwiches on toast points, Angie wants it with sauteed mushrooms and onions and cheese on hoagie rolls, and I want it on a baguette with caramelized onions and blue cheese. We may have to agree to disagree!