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Bacon Fat=Lard?

I tried the technique with a chuck roast, twice. I discovered that 250 degrees F works best. Turned out very tender and juicy but I need to work on the seasonings. I have a pork one in the oven right now. Put kosher salt, pepper, thyme and sage on top. Hope it turns out well. I have it on 200.

Bacon Fat=Lard?

Mmmmm! Sounds good! I actually have a 2cup metal mixing bowl in my. Fridge that is full of bacon drippings. I bake my bacon in the oven then pour the grease in this bowl and store it. Use a dab in my green beans, black eye peas, etc...

Reducing sauces

What about powdered gelatin?

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Chinese Cabbage Salad
This is a recipe I haven't made in several years but it's really good.

1 bunch Napa cabbage and 2 bunches green onions chopped finely, tossed together and set aside.

2 Tbsp. Sesame seeds
1 or 2 packages ramen, crushed and seasoning packet discarded
1/2 cup slivered almonds
Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in skillet. Add sesame seeds, crushed noodles and almonds; brown lightly and set aside.

1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
Mix these together thoroughly.

Toss the cabbage and ramen mixture together. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss. Adding the dressing too soon causes it to wilt and the ramen to get soggy.