Friday, July 13, 2012


I'm still on Doctor orders to only eat soft foods, so I decided to make a pork butt. It's not exactly a "soft food" but I figured I'd be able to pull it fine enough to swallow it down if I had any problems.

I took my 9.13lb butt out of the package and got 'er ready.

Created my very first own injection. Dr Pepper 10, Water, Ac'cent, Salt, Cayenne, Onion and Garlic Powder.

I then went to town with my injector and filled it up all over to spread the flavoring.

Threw on a nice layer of Simply Marvelous Sweet Seduction rub.

Around half way through the cook I busted out my fancy smanshy new thermometer Dawn got me for my bday. That my friends is a Super Fast Thermapen that reads in 3 seconds (that's very important when you have the door wide open letting out heat).

After an hour rest it was time to pull. I pulled the butt out a little earlier than I usually do, so it was a little tougher than I normally get. The flavor of the injection and the rub was DELICIOUS though. I will definitely take this recipe and play with it some now.

The most important part of this cook ... I was finally able to eat some pork again ... and oh was it good. Like Michael Jordan ... I'M BAAAAACCCCCCK!!!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


I realize I haven't done an update since surgery, but I'm not dead. Everything went well with surgery, and I'm on my way back to normal (well as normal as I can possibily be).

I ended up spending over 4 hours in surgery and 3 hours in recovery. They put 5 plates and stents in my nose to hold it in place. My first check up visit was a week after surgery, and they removed the stitches and bandages. Then I went back a week and a half later, and had my stents taken out. I'm on day 2 of no stents and it's weird having to remind myself to breathe through my nose. After not being able to for a month I guess I forgot how to do it naturally.

A good bit of the swelling has gone down now, and I return to work tomorrow. There's still some swelling in my nose, cheeks, eyes, and upper lip but nothing compared to what it was. I keep being told how I'm starting to look "like myself again" ... I'm not sure if that's good or bad yet haha.

Anyway, the cooking will fire back up next Sunday. I'm going to do a Butt, and tear it up real small so I can eat it. I'm still on a "soft foods" diet since I can't chew anything, but I'm starving and I'm tired of soup ... and I haven't cooked anything in over a month so it's killing me.

Thank you everyone that has keep up with me, and said good things to whomever to pray to.