This week has been very busy, mind you every week is busy here, so below is a wrap up of the week gone. Hope you enjoy.
Monday – pick up some new mags to read as I have been working on getting my vegetable garden ready for the next season.
Tuesday – went Op Shopping and picked up some bargains.
Tea cup will became a candle, wool a baby hat.
Wednesday – some home baking
Wednesday – baby bonnet finished and homemade lasagna for dinner.
Thursday – found some funny photos on line
Emailed the worm jelly to my friends who have moved to Malawi this week.
Friday – had friends over for dinner so I made apple pie, maple sauce and pork, fresh bread rolls.
The pork was cooked in the crock pot for 8hrs. It was so tender.
Here is the recipe, great winter meal.
1 – 1.5kg boneless pork loin
1 cup real maple syrup (DON’T USE PANCAKE SYRUP)
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2½ tablespoons cider vinegar
2½ tablespoons soy sauce
salt and pepper
I bought my pork at the butchers and asked for them to remove the fat and bones. When you open the package, there will be two long loin pieces. I cut each one into three pieces, then salted and peppered them and browned them in a little olive oil. Place the browned pieces in a wide crockpot for even cooking (as opposed to the tall ones).
In a small bowl, whisk the maple syrup (do not use pancake syrup, it is way too sweet and will ruin your pork, trust me), Dijon mustard, cider vinegar and soy sauce together. Pour over browned pork loin pieces. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours (my crockpot took only six hours). If you use a different cut of pork, you may have to use the full 8 hours. It isn’t absolutely necessary, but try and turn the meat over a couple of times during the cooking process.
NOTE: If you are concerned about the maple flavor being overpowering…don’t be. As a matter of fact, it is almost a background flavor, but it IS there and the meat was extremely tender and slightly sweet.
A thought for the weekend
We are heading to Noosa tomorrow afternoon for the week so I’m hopping to have a big wrap up next weekend to show you all.
Have a great week.