I’ve been craving pulled pork, or bbq of somesort. I don’t know if it’s the onset of spring, but I wanted it. So I finally made it, I turned on the crock pot and let it go. I had a real southern meal, coleslaw, baked beans- it was phenomenal. And my southern (ish) roommate said it was pretty good, so I’m gonna go ahead and pat myself on the back. And you’re going to go ahead and check out the recipe, here.
Oh, and we have reason to celebrate, I used my mandolin slicer again, but this time I did not nearly lose a finger. =WIN!!
Also, my dear readers, we need to talk. Since the recent Cucina “staff shake-up” things have been feeling a bit empty here. Add to that the void that finishing grad school has left, I’ve been looking to keep myself busy. So I started cooking, even if it was just “dinner for one.” And baking. And cooking some more. And since the “no processed food” jig is up, I’ve been on quite the tear. Not only have I been making the dinner meals you’re seeing here, but there’s been more nights out to eat with friends, brunches, caving to the Twix craving at 3pm, you get the picture.
The breaking point came last night. While watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey, (yes it’s wonderful, don’t judge) I lost count of how many Thin Mints I had eaten, and with a near empty sleeve sitting in front of me, I had officially disgusted myself. I threw the few that were left in the trash, and called it a night. Enough.
I have decided to get back on track and revisit the natural foods route. This time it won’t be as strict, but, with a home-made english muffin recipe at my disposal for breakfast, a resolve to eat more vegetables in the form of salad for lunch, I’m getting back on track. I will of course still be making interesting things in La Cucina and trying out new recipes, but, the binge is over. No more pity party. No more guacamole. Or Haagen Daaz. And if I want a chocolate cookie, I’m making it myself, not Nabisco.
Going to Carolina in my mind… or my kitchen
May 12, 2010 by AT