Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Penzeys Spices & Dessert

We were going to have a small dinner part last night so Stephen made some pork shoulder in the crock pot.  His recipe is pretty simple.

  • Rub meat with spices
  • Place in crockpot
  • Pour in one or two bottles of dark beer, depending on the size of the shoulder
  • Turn on low for 8-10 hours
  • Enjoy!
For Christmas, my dad got Stephen a really great variety of rubs from Penzeys Spices, a great specialty store in Winter Park, FL.  Typically I would just walk past such a store, but Dad knows better.  They have stores all over the US (one in Sandy Springs, GA!) or you can order through a catalog or order online.  

For dinner last night we went with the Adobo Rub.  Penzeys is great because they give you a little info on the rub and what you can make with it.  Most of the rubs Stephen got from my dad were for beef, this one was good for pork, seafood or chicken.  You can even put some of it in guacamole!  

The main dish came out delicious.  I didn't take a picture because, let's be honest, a big slab of meat isn't a pretty picture.  Trust me, the house smelled amazing when we walked in the door from work and the meat just fell apart.  It was so tender and juicy.  

For dessert we had orange sherbet topped with fresh berries, peaches and honey.  It might have been the best non-chocolate dessert ever made.  

We have so many leftovers, we'll have the same meal tonight for dinner.  I can't wait!

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