Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pork Carnitas, Yum!

I'm getting tired of eating only 3-4 eggs for breakfast, it doesn't last long enough and I'm hungry again in a few hours.  And of course I know that I should be eating vegetables with every meal, so I sauteed up some onions and spinach, and made an omelet!  It was super yummy, and massive, and did a good job of keeping me full for longer, the chunk of ghee I cooked the veggies and then the omelet in probably helped, yay for fat!
I finally managed to find a pork roast in the deep freeze, we have a million chops but it seems only a few roasts, though there are probably more hiding down in the bottom.  I came across a recipe that sounded good on one of my favorite recipe sites Well Fed's Pork Carnitas.  So now my house smells like burning pork as it carmelizes, but it looks great, I just got done with lunch and am stuffed so I'll have to wait til dinner to try it out.  I made The Best Chicken You Will Ever Eat again for lunch, that stuff is addicting, I just can't believe how good it is.  In the interest of saving time I didn't drag out the rotisserie but just cooked the chicken in some ghee in my iron skillet, still delicious!  Between the kids and I we ate a whole package of chicken breasts, I really got to get around to raising my own meat chickens, that was a goal for this year and just never happened.  No excuses next year, I will do it, I have to!!!
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Well, the Carnitas were amazing, full of flavor and tender and good.  I couldn't think of anything to eat them with, so we just ate them, I made a cauliflower dish for veggies that wasn't very good :(  For some reason my cauliflower hasn't been turning out lately, I need to keep searching for a good dairy free recipe, since my old super delicious one involved Parmesan.  I also made another pumpkin pie for a "vegetable", I figure, one whole pie pumpkin, most of a can of coconut milk, 5 eggs, and 12 dates makes for a pretty darn healthy "dessert".   Though it actually got eaten well before dinner, the kids got ahold of it and almost polished it off before I could grab some back for my poor husband, I did eat my fair share as well.  I think I'm going to buy a few more pumpkins, actually I should probably buy a bunch more, they store pretty well I think, actually, if I was smart I'd cook up a bunch and freeze it....  Hmm, am I smart?  I might just do that to prove I am :)

On another note, the Whole 30 is going very well, I'm still not over wanting sweets... But I think I'm sabotaging myself by eating too much fruit, dates, etc...  Gotta stop that!  But I use the pregnancy excuse, I need more calories, need more carbs, etc.  I just need to cook and eat more real food instead of snacking.  But my face is clear for the first time since I got pregnant, no more acne!  That's awesome, since I always have pretty bad acne when pregnant, and even somewhat when not.  And I have lots of energy, well, most of the time, I was kinda draggy today but I think that was all in my head, I didn't want to clean house and I wanted to read my book.  But I did end up cleaning house along with reading, so it wasn't too bad of a day :)  Yesterday I got out a bunch of meat from the freezer, I'm tired of pulling out frozen meat when it's time to cook and then having to wait for dethaw, preparation is not one of my strong points.  So I took a picture as I'm curious to see how long it lasts, three packages of pork cutlets are on the botttom, a package of ham, sausage, and the roast are on top.  I forgot to add into the pic the two packages of chicken breast.  Today we used up one chicken and the roast... Wow, it goes so fast, my carnivorousness kids eat too much, what am I going to do when they are bigger?  I'll be out in the woods killing things just to eat... Well, I'm probably exaggerating just a little bit :)  I should take a veggie picture as well, that'd be fun, and make a prettier picture, maybe after I go shopping, right now I'm totally out of fresh veggies, thankfully tomorrow is a town day.

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