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I still potter about in the kitchen.  Monday was seafood night: shrimp sauteed in Hoisin sauce, a steamed lobster tail (for Maksim), and baked cod with butter and lemon.

Tuesday was supposed to be pork chops in cherry sauce, but when I got to the store, I found the pork chops were more expensive than an entire pork loin.  Well, dang!  I took a loin home, sliced it half longwise, and cut it into pieces about four inches wide.  Perfect!

These I fried in a little oil with salt and pepper.  The pieces were still thick, so the cooking took a while, but that was all right.  When they were done, I removed the meat from the pan and added shallots, dried cherries, chicken broth, and red wine.  This I rendered down and thickened with a little starch and water.  When it was nice and bubbly, I put the pork back in and let it all simmer together.  It was delicious!

Later this week, I'm going to make a lasagna with home-made noodles.  I'm curious to see how this comes out.


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Feb. 18th, 2016 03:05 pm (UTC)
Man! Your kids eat good! Care to adopt me? :)

It's good to see you exposing the boys to a wide range of foods. My parents way of eating (well, my father's, and my mother catered to him) was "meat, heat and eat". No seasonings of any kind beyond some salt. No marinades or sauces. A very narrow range of canned vegetables. It wasn't until college that I learned to try new things, and Amy and I have made sure our kids were always being exposed to new tastes and foods. For example, I've tasted the odd Indian dish here and there, but I just had a full Indian meal last night for the first time, and it was terrific.

Keep up the good work.
Feb. 18th, 2016 05:53 pm (UTC)
I almost literally dragged Darwin to an Indian restaurant last week. (He's very narrow in his food choices.) His initial reasoning was that he ate at a Mediterranean restaurant in a different city last year and got sick, so an Indian restaurant in this town was similarly suspect. I told him he was just making excuses for not trying something new. In the end, he reluctantly went in--and actually liked the food.

Ah ha!
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