Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A rainy and slow day

After the excitement of a housefull of Easter guests, I had a lovely quiet day putting the house back together and just generally fooling around. No time or desire to spend hours in the kitchen - it was clearly time to inaugurate the new slow cooker.

I made Mahagony Glazed Pork from Beth Hensberger's excellent new cookbook . It was so incredibly easy and so good !

You simply put a piece of pork - in my case a shoulder roast which had been on sale cheap - into the slow cooker, pour on a marinade, plug the thing in and turn it on low and enjoy the yummy smells which slowly creep through the house.
The marinade was simplicity itself : soy sauce, orange marmelade, red pepper flakes , minced garlic and a little catsup. At the end of the day, throw in a handful of sugar snap peas and a sliced up red pepper, let it bubble a little longer and voila, dinner !

To make my no-work dinner complete, I cooked some brown rice in the rice cooker. This , however, was not a success with Mr. RFD who pronounced the meat delicious, but thought the rice was too " puffy " and weird. I liked it.
The slow cooker will definitely make many more appearances here at chez RFD ! And I'll probably try one of the recipes I found here.

1 comment:

Acorn Dandelion and Rose said...

Ahhhh - behold the glory of the slow cooker!! I can't wait to try some of your porky goodness!! And what is Mr. RFD's problem? Puffy and weird? It's rice for goodness' sake! When are we going to do a slow cooker day?!