Around here, the Southern Living magazine arriving is often followed by some new recipe trying.
Last week, it was a pulled pork and grilled potato salad double recipe event.
There was also a pecan upside down cake as I recall, but I have no photos of that.
It was good though, the cakey part had sweet potatoes and pumpkin spice so your taste buds were going, " Hey, is this pumpkin pie ... or cake ... no wait ... what are all these pecans doing here?"
I only got one piece, because it went off to work with Mrs. FC to reward her dedicated nursing staff.
This pork came out moist and delicious, although I am still partial to a spicier, vinegarier Carolina style pulled pork marinade.
This marinade was apple juice, white grape juice, sugar, and salt. That combo was injected repeatedly into the meat before grilling with a big ol' hypodermic needle thingie.
I felt like Doctor Kildare.
(... and if you know who that guy is, congratulations on surviving so many decades)
I did not make the grilled potato salad, but I ate my share of it ... and Katie, Emma, and Junior's share too ... (Go ahead kids, run off to college and enjoy your Ramen Noodles ... heehee).
Actually, I only had seconds, because the concept of leftovers and not having to cook on a following night is a neat, new experience.
So, as I said, I did not make the grilled potato salad, but I did have to put it on my grill for a while before it went in to be "saladized".
It was really tasty with a bit of a seared smoky flavor.
Now if you will excuse me ... I have to go take my "before" pictures.
P90X arrives this weekend.