Nothing is more versatile, economical, and satisfying than a pork shoulder. Cook one, feed a family for days, cook six, feed a wedding (and I have). A single braising can produce southern barbecue one day, and a filling for tacos, enchiladas, or burritos the next day.
Whenever there is a global pandemic or other survival situation, delicious shelf-stable dishes are your friend. These dishes are made using ingredients you should always have on hand in case there is an interruption in the food supply or civilization breaks down. What better time is there for a luau?
I like fresh-baked cookies with residual warmth and gooey chocolate, so I put the finished dough into a container in the fridge and make small batches so we can have fresh hot cookies for a few days.
This is a flavorful dish that can be made entirely from the pantry. If you just keep the basic ingredients around (olives, capers, anchovies) they will stay good in the jar or can for months, and is a great one to keep in your back pocket for times when you can't go to the store.
Serve on homemade white bread with crisp romaine lettuce, salt to taste, and a Coca-Cola. Also great on saltine crackers as a classy hors d'ouevre.
This has always been one of my dad's signature dishes. I remember during his working years, this was the dish that gave everyone else time off form cooking daily meals. Back then, a dad doing that was a signature event!
When I got tired of cooking in my bread machine, I wanted a bread recipe that was just as easy. This was the result.
Stone-ground or fresh-milled corn meal makes this a deep southern treat. Cut it like a pie and eat it warm with thick slathers of butter.