With cooler weather, my thoughts turn to hearty stews and soups. The smell of roasting chiles is in the air, and snow is falling on the mountains.
One of my favorite crockpot recipes is green chile or posole. Probably I break all sorts of rules in making either one. To me, the difference between them is simply the addition of hominy. Without it, I've got green chile, and with it, posole. Whatever. The results are tasty and you can call it whatever you want.
I take a hunk of pork, about 2 1/2 pounds' worth, and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Toss them with salt, pepper and a little flour, then brown them in batches, deglazing the pan each time with some water or broth. In the past I've minced onions, carrots, celery and garlic and sauteed those, but to save time I used Alecto's method of chopping/pureeing it all in the food processor and sauteeing the result until it's dry and browned a bit.
Throw everything in the crockpot with some vegetable broth and water, and minced, mild, Anaheims that have been skinned and seeded (they were already roasted). And a big can of rinsed hominy. Let it cook for a day or so. Maybe add some frozen hash-browns (the little-bitty chunky kind) or some frozen corn. (I didn't have any in the house, but maybe I'll stop at the grocery.)
Serve it with shredded cheese on top, if you like, and tortillas.
OK, that's not great recipe documentation, I know. I just make it up as I go along, every time. But you get the idea.
And now the poser. As in question, not fashion model or pretentious git. I've learned from my last coffee post that if you put a certain word in a post title to indicate that you are offering something for free, your post will get picked up by one of those aggregator sites that list all the sites with contests and offers, and you will be inundated by people who have no interest in your blog, just in the stuff that you are offering. They're not the "faithful readers" you wanted to reward (and specifically mentioned in your post). They toss in their comments and will likely never visit again, except to see if they've won.
So what do you do? Thanks to Sitemeter, you know exactly which commenters came from that aggregator. Do you include them in the random drawing or not?