We have the opportunity on the daily to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Whether one goes through their day searching for good deeds to be done,
or simply takes advantage of random opportunities to spread love,
every action (or inaction) has a resounding impact.
The question is: Is your impact today going to be positive, negative, or indifferent?
I have been told that one person can't make a difference.
I affectionately call these people "dummies"...
Those who actively try to hold the rest of us down,
those who would rather watch you drown than help you soar, those who can't grasp the power of positivity to create change.
Whether it's a great recipe found, or an uplifting story to share, you can be sure to find it here.
Let's start a Positivity Revolution, and drown out the dumb!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Smoked Macaroni & Cheese

The Goat hosted a hog roast last night, which means we got to enjoy smoked ribs, chicken, and pulled pork without all the wonderful hassle of smoking the food ourselves. It was just amazing, and we both tore through our giant styrofoam plates of BBQ heaven in record time.

One of the sides was smoked Mac and Cheese with Bacon. My mouth is watering. As wonderful as this cheesy goodness was, I knew in my head that I could do better (and we did).

I couldn't wait to prep this this morning, and have just added it to our smoker for the last two hours of cooking our pork shoulder.

I used shaped pasta because it makes me happy, and followed Tyler Florence's recipe for homemade Mac and Cheese...
I won't bore you with the recipe, which can be found here, but I do offer a couple tips...

Cook the pasta for only about 8 minutes...you want it to finish cooking in the smoker and not turn into baby food mush.
Before adding your cheese to the roux, toss it with about one Tablespoon flour. This helps to both thicken the sauce and make the cheese melt as opposed to turning into clumps.
Add more bacon! I made 6 strips, but accidentally ate two (or three). Beware of this happening!

That's all. This was amaze-balls. Enjoy, fellow bacon-cheese-BBQ fanatics!

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