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One-Pot No Recipe

Pork squash soup/stew. Not sure the origins of the dish. The Mouse suspects (but not confirmed), Filipino in origin.

From the farmers market.

Chinese Squash

From the grocery store.

Thick Cut Pork Belly

Think really thick bacon slices (raw ingredient).

Everyone into the Pot

Pork, squash, ear tree fungus, dried shiitake mushroom, salt, water, shoyu, splash of Crown Royal Apple Whiskey (Hee hee).

Braise for approximately 30-40 minutes.

Pork Squash Braise

Liquid kinda evaporated, not much soup nor “stew”. Still have a small winter melon in the refridge and half of the pork in the freezer for another try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat came home with a package of fresh okra. The Cat is not so fond of okra, but The Mouse is. Although, The Mouse is more used to working with the frozen variety.

Decided to combine the okra with a week end semi clean out of the refridge.

In the Sink

Okra, celery, tomato.

Sliced all somewhat thin (the okra seeds kept falling out). Into a pan with a bit of smoked pork (also thinly sliced), and water (the okra started to stick to the pot).

Okra Ragoût with Celery, Tomato, Smoked Pork

Not really ragoût, kinda a hybrid sauté, braise, ragoût method. Worked for The Mouse. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s No Recipe

The Cat had a self-improvement class after work, came home later than usual, didn’t want her normal soup noodle bowl.

The Cat made her own soup.

Potato

Plus

Tomato

Equals

Potato Tomato Soup

She read somewhere this is a healthy food combination.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse (and The Cat)

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Campus welcomed a new president yesterday. Previous one retired a couple of months ago. Of course, there has to be food.

Since it was in the morning, the food selection was more continental breakfast.

Fruits and Cookie

Pastries and coffee were also offered. The Mouse stayed relatively good and ate more fruits than sweets. 🙂

The Mouse must be getting old, the cookie ended up being too sweet. Able to only eat half.

And, staying on the “healthy train”…

Celery and Bitter Melon

Dinner was a vegetable sauté.

No recipe, just heat and toss.

Celery, Bitter Melon, Tomato Sauté.

If you squint really hard, the tomato almost looks like lup cheong (Chinese sausage). Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

 

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The Mouse likes turnip greens, The Mouse also likes canned spinach, so, canned turnip greens …

Can

Not familiar with “Southern style”, but The Mouse will give it a try.

Inside

From watching TV, looks like some Southern method of cooking vegetables is low and slow, so canned greens, Southern style seems to fit.

The Mouse made a plate, warmed in the toaster oven.

TV Dinner 🙂

Canned Vienna sausage, leftover baked potato (from Sunday), and canned turnip greens.

The greens were a little too “seasoned” for The Mouse’s taste. An “acquired taste”. The Mouse not used to the flavoring/seasoning.  Didn’t mind the texture though. Maybe next time, give the greens a quick rinse to tone down the seasoning. All in all, not bad, just not something The Mouse would actively seek.

Try try. Hee hee.

Gonna get some canned spinach. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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