Everyday Dose Of Reality
A question asked in millions of houses all over the world. In our house sometimes asking can be a gamble. Everyday my children ask, “Mom whats for dinner?” Sometimes I have to respond with, “How lucky are you feelin”?
Last winter we ordered half a cow, side of pork and some chicken from the butcher. Yes, this was before my great adventure in creating my own, just off the ground, tiny mini farm. After almost year I am left with 3 packages of pork ground sausage which I use in spaghetti sauce, 4 beef arm roasts and 3 pork arm roasts. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t cooked a lot of “arm roasts” in my lifetime, that is until this past year. For the last few weeks I have been cooking a roast a week and trying to switch it up so the children will like it, this has become increasingly difficult. I mean really how many times can you do beef stew, roasts with veggies, barbeque shredded beef/pork hoagies and beef veggie soup? I’m up to here with roasts (pretend you can see me and I am holding my hand about 3 feet over my head).
Enter “are you feelin lucky” night. Just so you all know that would be today and recently, it is happening more and more around here. I get tired of doing the same old meals and maybe switching up the herb combo to get a different flavor. The kids like the same thing over and over. If you have children you might recall the hotdog phase. Morning, noon and night hotdogs, blah blah blah-bity blah. Now I am to the point where I look the roast head on and start whacking it up. Depending on how I cut it will determine which way I go in cooking it. Sliced thick, it can be tossed in seasoned flour and fried like a pork chop. Sliced thin, cooked fast in a hot pan with olive oil and it goes great with a sour cream, yogurt and dill sauce. Slice some red onions thin and poof to die for sandwich.
Tonight, I have sliced it ¼ inch thick, 1 inch long strips currently marinating in marlow, wishishere, salt, pepper, dash of season salt and a splatter of soy sauce. In another bowl I have cherry juice, cumin, ginger, brown sugar and soy sauce. Broccoli is stir frying, rice is fluffing and we are heading in the direction of Asia. I have every intention of throwing this all in one pan and serving it over the rice.
Whether or not the kids like it, Crystal Chow Rayne is for dinner!