Hey Ya'll

I love to cook. It is an expression of love for me. I hope you will enjoy the recipes I post. May the Lord bless and keep each of you!

Prov. 31:15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Pork Roast with Fall Root Vegetables

8 I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. 
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. 
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. 
11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  - Psalm 16:8-11

This was delicious!!

Based on a Geoffrey Zakarain recipe!

2-1/2 lb. boneless pork shoulder roast, tied 
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 
1/4 c olive oil 
1/4 c all-purpose flour 
2 t baking soda
2 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks 
2 Yukon Gold potatos, peeled and cut into large chunks 
2 turnips, peeled and cut into large chunks 
1 onion, cut into large chunks
2 T  tomato paste 
3 T roasted garlic
3 t thyme 
2 T sage
1/2 c red wine 
2 c chicken stock 

2  T  clarified butter, in small skillet 
Fry these ingredients in butter and set aside
1/4 c leeks
1/4 c fresh chopped Cilantro 
1/8 c capers, drained

The night before, season the pork roast liberally with salt and pepper and refrigerate uncovered.
The next day when ready to cook, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
In a large Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. 
Dust the pork roast with soda and flour. 
Sear on all sides, browning the meat evenly, 4 to 6 minutes per side. 
Remove the roast to a plate, then add the carrots, potatoes, turnips and onion to the pot. Lower the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are caramelized, 6 to 8 minutes. 
Stir in the tomato paste, garlic, thyme and sage and cook another 2 minutes.
Add the roast back to the pot, then add the wine and chicken stock. 
Nestle the roast down among the vegetables so that it is mostly submerged in the liquid. Bring to a simmer. 
Cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar, and place in the oven to cook under very tender, 2 hours, testing with a small knife for tenderness after 2 hours.
Roast should be around 180 degrees.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in skillet over medium-low heat, add the capers, leeks and cilantro. 
Sauté and set aside.
Once the roast is done, remove from pot, remove string.
If you'd like the sauce thicker, place the Dutch oven back on the stove and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. 
Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced to the desired thickness (you're looking for a rich and smooth sauce).
To plate, slice the roast into thick slices. 
Place the vegetables on a platter, then the beef, then ladle the sauce over. 
Finish with the fried toppings.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Ground Pork Homemade Egg Rolls

26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
27 and give no opportunity to the devil. - Ephesians 4:26-27

Frieda's egg roll wrappers, hard to find but so worth it!!
Water to seal egg rolls

4 1/2 c shredded cabbage 
2 small carrots, shredded

Cook covered in microwave for 5 minutes.
Set aside in freezer to cool.

2 ground pork patties, thawed, I grind my own and freeze
4 green onions, diced
1 t roasted Garlic, mashed
Drizzle olive oil
2 T fresh ginger, grated
Stir fry until onions are translucent.
Add pork patties and cook 2 minutes.
Mash patties with fork to make tiny pieces.

Add ins to pork:
1 t sesame oil
2 T mushroom soy sauce, this stuff is delicious, Healthy Boy brand, salty so use sparingly 
1/2 t sugar
1 t sweet chili Thai sauce, Mae Ploy
Mix together and set aside.

When pork mixture is done, add sauce.
Then add pork mixture to slaw mixture.
Cool in freezer 10 minutes.

Oil for frying egg rolls, I use my Fry Daddy.

Fill egg rolls, roll and seal.
Don't over fill!
You can watch YouTube to learn how to roll egg rolls!
Place on parchment lined pan.
Cool 20 minutes in freezer on sheet pan.
Heat oil and fry until golden brown.

Simple dipping sauce:
1/4 c garlic Hoisin, I use Soy Vay 
1/8 c sweet chili Thai sauce, I use Mae Ploy 

Simple Charcuterie

7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
8 And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.
9 Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die."
10 But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips. - Job 2:7-10

2 or 3 meats of your choice
2 or 3 cheeses of your choice
2 or 3 fruits of your choice
Crackers or bread
Roasted nuts
Pimento cheese
Dried fruit 

The choices are only limited by your imagination!
Choose a beautiful container, wood board, metal platter, stone platter or cutting board.

Deviled Pork Chops

1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. 
2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. 
3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.  - Psalm 14:1-3

Based on an America's Test Kitchen Recipe

1/2 c panko browned in 2 T butter cook for 4 minutes. Add 1/8 t salt and set aside

4 -1/2 inch thick natural pork Chops patted dry 

1/4 c Dijon mustard
1 t brown sugar
1 1/2 t Dry mustard 
1/2 t roasted Garlic
Pinch red pepper flakes
1 t each salt and pepper

Divide paste into equal amounts to brush on chops.
Divide panko into equal amounts and pat onto top of Chops.
Bake on rack 275 for 35 minutes or until an internal temp of 140 degrees.
Rest 10 minutes.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Fluffy Baking Powder Pancakes

1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. 
2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. 
3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. 
4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the LORD?  - Psalm 14:1-4

In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, "There is no God."  - Psalm 10:4

1/2 c plus 1/4 c flour
1 1/2 t plus 1/4 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 T sugar
1/2 - 3/4 c milk, adjust to desired batter thickness 
1/8 c buttermilk
1 egg
1 1/2 T melted butter

Sift all dry ingredients twice to remove debris.
Place liquids in the middle and stir into dry ingredients. 
Stir till smooth.
In a skillet, heat oil on medium, add pancake batter. 
Flip until done.
Serve with honey, sorghum or syrup.