Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pork-a-Palooza Calling


Welcome back.

It seems like there are a lot of people that are intrigued by the concept of Pork-a-Palooza, my fundraising event.  Let me give you the background.  My son, Rob, and I struck upon the idea a couple years ago when I discovered a recipe for Bacon Explosions.  You see, we were trying to determine the merits of Ham Smash-em-ups when we discovered a recipe for Bacon Explosions and decided, that we found a new culinary treat we had to try.  We did a test run and the results were nothing short of astounding.  With our new found gastronomic discovery we decided we needed to share this with as many people as we could.  Thus Pork-a-Palooza was born.

For those that haven’t had a bacon explosion, let me explain what it is.  It is awesomeness, surrounded by greatness, wrapped with awesomeness.  I start with a weave of high-quality, dry-cured bacon arranged in a square, add a layer of ground sausage, and fill the middle with crispy fried bacon.  I then roll the square into a roll, add spices and the bacon explosion is ready for cooking. I smoke it for several hours.  After it’s done, I slice it and you can eat it on a sandwich roll or as is.

Now, for Pork-a-Palooza, we knew having one dish wouldn’t suffice, so we decided to include ribs, pulled pork, carnitas and other dishes to provide variety.

As you know, I decided to combine fundraising with Pork-a-Palooza.  And everyone that donated a minimum of $50 would get a special apparel item at Pork-a-Palooza.  I originally said the deadline for contributing to my fundraising was Valentine’s Day.   If you didn’t get a chance to get your donation in time, good news! I’ve extended the deadline to February 29th – Sadie Hawkin’s Day.  You have an extra couple weeks to make a donation to a great cause, get on the A-list for Pork-a-Palooza and score some unique schwag.  Go to my TNT site to make a donation.

Even though Pork-a-Palooza III is scheduled for June 24th, my fundraising ends at the end of this month.  So take advantage while you can.

While the fund raising is going well, these diseases aren't going to eradicate themselves.  So if you’ve been thinking about donating and haven’t gotten around to it, here’s your last reminder.  Take a moment to help support leukemia and lymphoma research and patients and their families.

Of course, take a moment to check out my blog at http://notabouttheback.blogspot.com/

Thank you again,
Steve

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