4 – strips of bacon, cooked till crispy and the rendered fat drained and set aside
20 – cloves of garlic
5 lbs. Russet potatoes
1 – stick of butter
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Roast garlic cloves in bacon fat for 2 hours or until the garlic is completely soft. Boil potatoes in salted water until a sharp knife can freely pierce the center. Drain potatoes, add roasted garlic, bacon strips, and mash with a potato masher. Add enough milk to achieve the desired consistency. More milk will lead to a creamier final product. Season to taste and serve with pan fried mustard greens and pork roast. Enjoy
4 – lbs. ground beef
1 – lb. bacon, cooked crispy, fully drained, and broken up into inch long pieces
1 – can diced tomato
4 – eggs
2 – cups breadcrumbs plus extra for breading
6 – hoagie rolls
Spices (garlic, red pepper, black pepper, salt)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine everything except for bacon in a large mixing bowl. Form meatballs around bacon pieces and coat in the reserved breadcrumbs. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking. Purée tomatoes, season to taste, and heat through. Cut rolls on half, pile on the meatballs, sauce, cheese, and enjoy.
1 – 4 lb. pork loin roast
1 – tub of gochujang (Korean sweet/hot chili paste)
1 – meat thermometer
Rub pork loin with gochujang, making sure that every part is covered with a uniformly thin layer. Cover with plastic wrap, place in refrigerator and marinate overnight. Once sufficiently marinated, preheat oven to 325. Take the roast out of the refrigerator and allow it to reach room temperature before placing fat side up in oven. Cook until the internal temperature of the pork is 155 degrees. This should take about an hour. Once the meat is up to temperature allow the roast to rest for 15 minutes before carving. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy.
Unfortunately we had to wake up earlier than we are accustomed to today for the Farmington Outdoor Series at 1:30. Needless to say, it was a little difficult. This is the last show before going home. We are all really excited to get back. The tour has been a blast, but there is no place like home.