When Jan came back from Disneyland, she asked me to make the crackers she had refused before she had left. Normally, with something like fresh crackers I would serve a “deli-dinner,” a selection of cheeses, cold cuts, and deli-salads. Jan decided that that was not what she wanted, because she had been eating “deli-food” for three days.
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Adapted from a recipe on The Hobbit
Eilene and her friends are still watching the Tolkien Ring Trilogy. For lunch I served them sausage, raw carrots, and lembas bread. Eilene is tied of beef, so I am making a pork stew for dinner. They have also requested more lembas bread (yes, it was that good).
Last Sunday I made a Georgian pork roast. This left a good bit of leftover meat. I used part of the meat to make pork tacos early in the week. When I make taco filling I add lots of chilies, onions, and celery. After we had eaten our fill I was left with a good bit of taco filling left over. I used this meat to make sixteen tamales. These were so good that Jan asked me to make more pork this weekend, so we will have leftovers for tamales next week.
Adapted from Gourmet magazine
I have been looking at the recipes on Georgia About with hungry eyes, I am talking about gee-OR-gee-a. If you search for Georgian recipes you will get three things: 1) Southern U.S. Georgian recipes, 2) late 18th century English Georgian cooking, 3) and a few recipes from the country of Georgia. With this as my inspiration I started to create a Georgian feast for this Sunday.
Not being able to get heirloom Santa Maria pinquito beans for this Sunday I have had to substitute little pink beans. What make beans “Santa Maria beans” (besides the unique beans) is in using two kinds of pork and chili sauce in the mix. Some recipes call for using a bottled chili sauce and others make it themselves and then add it to the pot.
Lettuce cups are very much in keeping with a Ketogenic diet, high protein and leafy greens. The problem with the original recipe is the Hoisin and sweet chili sauces, both of which have added sugar. Hoisin sauce is mostly bean paste with sugar and Chinese Five Spice added. I will make a keto hoisin sauce by leaving the sugar out. I will replace the sweetened chili sauce with a sugar free chili garlic sauce.
In the 1970’s I was working for a diving company based in Belle Chasse, LA. I have been thinking about that time lately (it probably has something to do with Lent and Mardi Gras). I can’t think about N’Orl’ns (one word) without thinking about the food. For two years I lived off of Muffulettas, Shrimp Etouffee, boiled crawfish, and Jambalaya. I have had a sudden desire for the flavor. Louisiana food generally falls into two main cuisines Creole and Cajun, which roughly corresponds to city and country.
Some assembly required. Many cultures have a festival dish that is something wrapped in dough that can be stored and then cooked quickly (so the moms can enjoy the festivals). The Hispanic countries have tamales, the Asians have jiaozi (pork dumplings) and the Eastern Europeans have perogi. However the price for this festival freedom is sometimes days of preparation. Making the dough, the filling(s) and assembling the final product are painstaking tasks. Usually this is made easier by making it a group activity. In China we would be treated to jiaozi parties. Our host would bring over the prepared meat and dough and then everyone would pitch in to make (and eat) the jiaozi. For a fun idea of how the Mexican culture does this, I recommend the children’s book Too Many Tamales! (for the hearing impared.)
Jan and I were watching Triple D and one of the featured restaurants was a Mexican place that always has 15 different moles. Jan loves mole and the show expanded my mind on what was possible in the way of mole and how to use it. One of their signature dishes was tamales with mole.
I am planning to make Pork Tamales with Mole Negro this Sunday, but I have used all of the roast pork I had in my freezer. As a result, I need to roast some pork this week. If I am going to spend hours, if not days, making roast pork I see no reason to cook only a pound or two for the one meal. Go big, there are lots of things you can do with left over roast pork. It is a sad task, but someone will have to eat it.