Ha – gotchya! This post isn’t about what you thought it was about. You pervert.
One of the benefits and drawbacks of buying a whole hog is that you have tons of pork to eat. I love pork, but we probably eat too much of it. We need to widen our horizons as far as meat is concerned, but it’s hard to do when you have 100 pounds of pork chilling in the freezer.
I used a few pounds of it this week in a couple of new recipes:
1. Beyond the Bite Hawaiian Pork Roast. This recipe was very easy to make, and the flavor of the roast was delicious! However, the cabbage got a little overcooked, so its texture and color were a little unappetizing; although, the actual taste of it was good. Even though the recipe only calls for 3 T of ginger, the whole roast had a really nice ginger tone to it.
2. Easy Glazed Pork Chops. This introduced me to a new way of cooking pork chops. We usually either grill them or fry them on the stove. With this recipe, however, you cook them on the stove for 4 minutes on each side and then bake them for 6 minutes. They end up cooked perfectly! I would definitely make pork chops this way again, but I would not make the glaze. Tim HATES vinegar, and this sauce was super vinegary and made the whole house smell like vinegar. I personally liked the flavor, but I won’t subject Tim to the vinegar scent again.
And today is Christmas. Tim and I are going to head out for a run shortly, and then we’re going to play some cribbage, eat some homemade stew, draw, bake cookies, watch some Lord of the Rings, and crochet some slippers. Sounds like a perfect Thursday in my opinion!
Oh! And one more thing to note. Some friends of mine and I decided to do another Primal Challenge in January. It’s kind of become a tradition at this point. I originally started the primal diet 3 years ago in January, and for the past 2 years, I have re-done the challenge to help myself get back on track and to help introduce some friends to the diet. This year we are making it a little more official. I set up a Facebook Group here for us to communicate and encourage each other. We are doing it 1/11 to 1/31. If you are interested in joining up, hit me up on Facebook. I’m excited to see how it goes (and I’m excited to have a strong excuse to turn down delicious (but super unhealthy) treats at work!).
I hope you are enjoying your day off and can get outside and revel in the cold sunshine. Thanks for reading!!