Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Deadlines and other excuses

I have been remiss from updating the blog and my only real excuse is work. Rory and I have been tremendously busy as well, but my failure to update here has been purely work related.

I can't believe how quickly the summer has passed. It's been a lot of fun, we're less than a year out from the wedding now, the White Sox are in first place and I'm enjoying the job I started at the beginning of the year quite a bit.

I've also been enjoying cooking as well, having done a few different things lately. This past Sunday I was hankering for some comfort food and wanted to make the pork roast my mom used to make when I was growing up.

I couldn't find an actual pork roast like she would use so I bought a pork shoulder. I seared the shoulder on all side and then made a paste with about six cloves of garlic and a couple of teaspoons of dried rosemary and salt and pepper. I cooked it at 325 degrees for about three hours. I was worried about it drying out but it turned out really well, very moist.

A little more than a week ago my mom had gone up to Michigan and brought back a bunch of blueberries. Last week I made some muffins and then yesterday I used the rest to make a cobbler.

And yes, I know it's a Rachel Ray recipe and I'm not proud of it but it was damn tasty. Served with a bit of vanilla ice cream it turned out quite well and was pretty simple.

And I have also forgotten to take picture of my latest food porn, sorry about that. I'll try to be better in the future.

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