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pork carnitas

remember that time i went to Shoppers and only bought a pork butt? i do. reminded me of the time i went to target and only bought two tubs of crisco for frying donuts, and having the cashier ask me, “now, what are you going to do with two tubs of crisco?” this time i did self-check out.

h/t to john for providing the recipe this round. the original recipe is courtesy of homesick texan, but i took a few pointers from smitten kitchen’s version and came up with my own.

as miss smitten kitchen starts out her post — this is shamefully easy. literally the hardest part is cutting up the pork butt into 2-inch pieces. i’m not complaining. when i cooked it, jack was all, “zomg, mom, that smells so good. why doesn’t my dinner smell like that?” and i said, “cuz you’s a cat, yo.”

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spicy pumpkin soup

this is some kind of magic devil soup. it really doesn’t get any easier than this. this recipes comes to us from Simply Recipes. inspired by a bon appetite slideshow about canned pumpkin, they included a photo of pumpkin soup, but they don’t like to share recipes, so i had to look elsewhere. and i did, bon appetite… and. i. did.

i started making this in the middle of the second quarter of the Steelers game, and by the middle of the third, I was sitting down to a steamin’ bowl of yum. if this color orange doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a pumpkin patch, you’re probably not a hippie…

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