Meat and Things




I was repulsed by yet drawn to this Facebook meat. I followed the Sam Sifton version of the recipe in a half-assed way and we all loved it.

The leftover meat was perfect for folding up in tortillas with pepper jack cheese, to be toasted in a skillet.

Notes on my version of Sam Sifton’s version, because I will want to make this again:

Get a three pound spoon roast at Whole Foods.

Oven 275F. Rub meat all over with salt, pepper, and 3T of Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free flour blend. Heat 3T olive oil in a dutch oven and brown the meat on all six sides, about four minutes per side. Top with 1T butter and 10 (whole) pepperoncini. Meanwhile, shake together in a jar: 2T mayonnaise, 1T apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp. dry dill, 1 tsp. smoked paprika. Pour this over the pepperoncini/meat/butter, put the lid on the dutch oven, and pop this in the 275F oven for 3, 4, or 5 hours or however long.

quesadillaShred up the meat with forks. Eat with potatoes and salad and things.

Eat as quesadillas the next day.


Tab & I had TrialNet last week.


He said Boost tastes fine. I think it tastes like melted prenatal vitamins.

Day one, Tab had an OGTT and I had a MMTT. Day two, Tab had a MMTT and I had Pret a Manger coffee.

(The Au Bon Pain in Joslin is gone!)

Tab was, as expected, super-high with the OGTT and high, but less so, with the MMTT.

SUPER ANNOYING, BUT TRUE: I was not high ever, with fasting BG something like…89. And 2 hour MMTT glucose something like, maybe, I don’t know, 110. No one wants to study this, and I’m just one person, but I’ve definitely had less high blood glucose in normal life too. Recently, I have even gone as far as to eat oatmeal (with peanut butter and hemp seeds added to it, but still…) for breakfast, with no hyper-G. This thing is not progressing as anticipated, and not eating gluten or tons of carbs seems to maybe, you know, have changed the course of this thing which is, you know, technically defined as Type 1 diabetes which is, you know, not supposed to be stoppable with changes in food, but, you know. Who knows.


Tab figured out a school lunch he likes that he finds easy to dose for correctly. The school cafeteria lunch was making him high and then maybe low. I love that he is bringing lunch from home, and that it is so simple. Interchangeable units of vaguely nutritious things plus potato chips.


I would put this in a time capsule labeled “one unit.” Chips, yogurt, hummus, apple, carrots, pepperoni, cheese.



  1. Mary Margaret · March 4, 2017

    This came through as I was making the week’s menu plan. Went right on for two meals. You’re not the first person to say this is tasty. Thanks for the idea! And congrats on the good although perplexing trial net results.

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  2. Rick Phillips · March 5, 2017

    Looks exceedingly good to me. I will take the end piece. or the middle whatever is left over. 🙂

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  3. skchrisman · March 6, 2017

    This post makes me want to grunt, gnash meat, beat chest, scratch head.

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  4. Catherine Bardagy Winchild · March 16, 2017

    farging yum! and, you know, not being able to stop that T1 guy with food!


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