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Last of the Pork Rib Soup

End of the week, end of the pork rib soup.

The Cat got her bowl.

Pork Rib Noodle Soup with Mustard Green

There was one lonely rib left. Coated it with some red miso, popped it in the toaster oven to warm …

Pork Rib – Miso Flavor

Not BBQ (no smoke), but tasty just the same.

Not sure what next week will bring.

Have a great weekend.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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And pork! Finally!

Breakfast

“Nuked” frozen vegetables catsup (forgot that I ran out of vinaigrette). Didnʻt Prez Reagan say catsup was a vegetable? Hee hee.

Veggies (and sometimes fruit) in the morning, less guilt if the opportunity arises for indulging later in the day.

The draught ends.

Lunch

Picked up just before the kitchen switches to lunch. “Breakfast” sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheese, with a little substitution/modification.

Out with the cheese, in with the shiso

Because, dairy issues, ʻnuf said.

Dinner, more greens.

Turnip Tops

Both boiled and raw.

The Cat had a bowl of noodles and mustard greens with fried tofu.

The Catʻs Bowl

Just in case, tomorrowʻs schedule may be interrupted due to The Mouse getting a little (read minor, minimally invasive) structural repair done. Doc said I might be a little slow and clumsy for a day or so. We will see.

I know, the relatives that read this are probably thinking “since when is he not clumsy or slow”. Ugh!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Osso Bucco-ish

One of the pork foot segments, slowly steamed overnight.

Pork Hock

A splash of whiskey, salt, pepper.

On the way home, picked up an order of vegetarian chili from Zippy’s.

Assemble.

Mouse Dindin

Pork shank (not veal or lamb), Zippy’s vegetarian chili, side greens.

Osso bucco? Cassoulet? Not even close, but The Mouse liked. 🙂

You might be thinking vegetarian chili with pork? Sounds contrary, but of all their chili, their vegetarian is the best. Plus, regular chili and pork hock would be way too much meat.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Pig foot.

The Beginning

Parboiled, washed, in the pot, add chicken broth (canned, low sodium), sake, ginger, fresh ground pepper, pinch of salt. Simmer for several hours until soft.

Remove from pot.

Simmered Pork Foot

To broth, add sweet potato (cleaned and chopped), button mushrooms. Braise until done.

Sweet Potato, Mushrooms

Assemble bento.

The Cat’s Bento

Rice, canned corn, simmered pork foot, braised sweet potato, mushrooms. In separate containers, boiled cabbage and steamed asparagus, and the “bone” soup from cooking.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Balancing Act

Yesterday, the student government invited a food truck to campus, the first 100 students got a free lunch, staff had to pay. I guess their student activity fees paid for some of their lunches.

But the plates were cheap enough. Not cheap cheap, but worth the try.

Food Truck

Hmm what to eat, what to eat, for The Mouse, there’s only one choice.

Pulled Pork Plate

Hee hee.

Overall, not bad, pork was well cooked, moist and tender, but, for The Mouse, not enough flavor. Where the sauce met the meat, taste was okay. Where the sauce didn’t touch the meat? Kinda on the bland side.

Not to worry, I have a bottle of green tabassco, and a bottle of shoyu at my cubicle. It’s all good.

Since lunch was sooooo heavy, dinner was light.

Local Grapefruit, Orange, and Banana

Kinda balanced, right? 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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