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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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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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,ย 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? ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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One Pot

 

Pork Chop

Thought they’d be easier (and faster) to cook that pork belly.

Parboiled, washed, boned, cut into cubes. Washed pot.

Carrot, Okinawan Sweet Potato

Peeled and cut.

Hard Apple Cider

 

Himalayan Pink Salt

Picked up cheap at the neighborhood discounter store. I know, we currently have access to Kauaโ€˜i sea salt, but, try try.

Brown pork, add small amount of water, drops of apple cider vinegar, braise, add carrots, add hard cider, add sweet potato, add salt. braise more, about an hour.

Hard Cider Braised Pork Chop with Carrot and Okinawan Sweet Potato

Pork came out “like buttah”. ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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In our zip code neighborhood, a relatively limited number of eating places. While we have our favorites, the Sunday after farmers market meal can kinda get routine at times.

Today was Ruby Tuesday’s in the mall.

The Cat went with a full rack of ribs.

The Cat’s Plate

She eats part of the ribs, most of the sides, and takes home the ribs for weekday lunch(es).

The Mouse went with his sorta regular order.

Salad Bar Salad

And

Three Vegetable Sides

Normally, satisfied with the salad bar selection, today, the selections seemed a bit sparse. Mentioned it to our server, response was restaurant is short-handed, kitchen is working on it. Mind you, this was almost an hour after starting lunch service.

Also mentioned the observation to the manager a little while later. Her explanation was that corporate is updating the selections and the salad bar is currently in transition between items being phased out and new incoming items.

Manager still didn’t address The Mouse’s current situation, why am I paying for a full salad bar and getting one in “transition”? Some of the missing items were tomatoes and raw broccoli salad (with bacon). I think the manager needs some re-training. Ugh!

Might take a couple of weeks to “transition”. Hmm. I guess they’re not getting business from us for a “couple of weeks”.

Restaurant is still on The Cat’s approved list because of the mudd pie.

Mudd Pie

Next time though The Mouse will definitely scrutinize the salad bar before committing.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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