Aahh… I keep meaning to blog more often, but work has been busy, and when I get home, I just want to be lazy and play video games.
I’ve also been working on revamping one of my sites. I finally updated… what would I call it, my portfolio? Personal domain? “Thingie-with-my-name-on-it”? Whatever it is, Catherine-Chu.com now has a new design and updated content. Please check it out!
My husband and I recently wanted to buy pork butt, but the grocery store only had them in 8 lb cuts. There didn’t seem to be any butchers behind the meat counter at the time to cut it smaller either. We bought the whole 8 lb chunk…
That’s a lot of meat! By the way, does anyone else feel like some pig parts have misleading names? Pork butt, also known as Boston Butt, is actually from the shoulder. So no, we’re not cooking the actual butt of the pig. Yet, pork shoulder and pork butt are different cuts – the butt being the more marbled part. Some people also think pork belly is the stomach, but it isn’t. It’s the boneless fatty part of a pig’s underside (aka the belly). The more you know!
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but both my husband and I work as programmers (at different companies). The nice thing is being able to work from home sometimes, because really… you just need a computer. So, he works from home twice a week, and on those days, he usually prepares dinner.
Tonight, he cooked part of the pork butt by putting a spice rub on it, then braising it for 5-6 hours. It becomes so tender, it just falls apart.
He also pickled his own vegetables, which is a mixture of carrots, jalapenos, serranos, and onions. We put those all together in a tortilla for a pulled pork taco. Delicious :)
We still have a lot of it left, both the already cooked part and the uncooked part. We’re going to have to come up with more dishes!
Ah! Before I forget. I often get asked about what camera lenses I use, so I’ve been thinking of reviewing them (and maybe my lighting equipment too). I have a small collection, but they suit my needs. If any catch your eye, just mention it, and I’ll try to cover it first :)