I opened the freezer earlier and found out I am down to my last container of pulled pork. That means this weekend will be one of smoking a couple of pork butts to restock the reserves. And I have to do another trip to the local Wally World and see if they still have the cheap spareribs for a ridiculous low price.

I can almost hear a couple of you grumbling about “another foodie post” but hear me out. I pack lunch to work and I eat a lot of that delicious BBQ for an insanely low price. My local true BBQ joint prices its pulled pork and $11+ a pound while mine comes about just under $4 and I get three work lunches out of it. Where I work offers a lunch cooked in the facility’s kitchen for $2.50 and it tastes as industrial bland as you can imagine and far from healthy. Other coworkers choose to buy from the nearby fast-food joints and I believe the cheapest meal you can grab is about $5 and again, not all that healthy.

I am eating good and cheap, and I secretly enjoy the looks of envy of my fellow co-workers when they come into the break room and smell honest-to-God BBQ.

I am an a-hole, I know.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “Why BBQ/Smoking makes sense?”
  1. So, while you’re on the subject of good food frugal gourmet style, what’s the recipe of your favorite food from your homeland? I love Spanish foods, and I’m betting you are hiding an exceptional recipe to something great.

    1. I will make one post come fall about Spanish omelet. The simplest Galician farmer’s meal you can make requires a source of true Spanish chorizos which are hard to come by unless you live in Miami… And I need to tap onto somebody down there because the supply I brought with us is almost gone.

      I can probably make garbanzos soon and post about it with pictures.

      Mandatory: Get good olive oil. 😀

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