Centex gettin' weird with the pig parts
trying to break my old forum habits and post here a little more. Love the diversity here but don't contribute as much as I would like too. I'll try to get on board a little more.
So this T-Day we we traveled to my sister's farm/ranch/lake house and were given the responsibility of breakfast and a few desserts for the big day. Our traditional holiday breakfast is ham and jalapeno cheese grits............... @#!*% skippy.
Since we weren't doing the main event this year, we decided to get nuts with the breakfast foods and blow some minds in the process.
TFJ (The Fabulous Janell) and I cured a 15lb fresh ham for 7 days then smoked it 7 hours over apple on the LGBE with a maple/mustard/garlic glaze. Absolutely unreal. It blew everything else away for the day (except for the grits- always the best thing on the table for me)
We also cured and smoked 8lbs of belly into some ethereal bacon in sweet and savory profiles (maple for the sweet and garlic/bay leaf for the savory).
Then my niece shot a nice 8 point so I chicken fried the back strap and served it up with some eggs and the bacon on Friday.
so here's the evidence: