Archive for July, 2009

Brothers

Posted in Auer Family on July 29, 2009 by auer83

Evening before the big day

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Finally got this picture from JE.

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Enter the Pork Steak

Posted in The Good Life on July 29, 2009 by auer83

Our very first dinner with our wedding china!

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Dinner meat of choice: apple wood smoked pork steak with homemade BBQ sauce (Papa Creason’s own recipe). I – from the south (of Asia) – was not completely familiar with the cut so finely named “pork steak” and initially dismissed it as a fanciful variation on the “pork chop”.

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In truth the “steak” is a cut from the pork Shoulder blade or “Boston Roast” and is largely boneless,¬†unlike a “Chop” which is cut “perpendicularly to the spine” and usually contains a portion of rib bone or vertebra.

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This may be common knowledge to most people (and other pig chomping animals), but I have remained blissfully ignorant until recently. When marinated and then smoked, grilled, or broiled, this super juicy, tender piece of meat is simply impossible to resist.

In the overall realm of manly meats, it is firmly established that the pork steak ranks within the top 5 of man foods trumped only by the King Sized Slim Jim, and the Carnival Style Turkey Leg. It should be a requirement that every manly man own a Pork Steak for the sole purpose of sustained, destructive consumption.

Unfortunately, ripping pork flesh from bone contrasts sharply with the act of one getting really excited about using perfectly matched wedding china which – in the list of manly activities – ranks roughly between having High Tea in a lacy cravat and dancing with your sister at high school prom.

In-Law Encounter

Posted in Auer Family, Bits of Home on July 28, 2009 by auer83

A visit to KY can’t be beat, especially when Lego’s and family style Italian food is to be had.

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But the trip would be gravely incomplete without the introduction of…


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Is that a clock I hear?

A Couple More Wedding Pics

Posted in Auer Family, Bits of Home on July 18, 2009 by auer83

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A 4th of July Tradition

Posted in Auer Family, Bits of Home on July 17, 2009 by auer83

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A Visit to Carnton

Posted in Bits of Home on July 10, 2009 by auer83

I haven’t visited the Carnton Plantation in a while. They have done a great job restoring this historic home a to a place of humble and sacred beauty and remembrance. I recommend you stop by.

The Carnton Plantation: Franklin, TN

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The Family Visits

Posted in Auer Family, Bits of Home on July 1, 2009 by auer83