Busy Day

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Today was busy! First I mixed up 4 batches of cookies. Then I had a hair appointment. Freezing rain, I had to drive 30 miles one way. Halfway there, my passenger windshield wiper flew off! Now, not just the blade--the whole wiper thingy! But made it there and back. When I got home I popped popcorn for popcorn balls. My sister came over, and we made 48 popcorn balls, and about 20 dozen cookies. Tomorrow I will probably make a few simple candies. The best thing about the cold weather is I can store all these outside in the "deep freeze" in metal tins on my deck. Thursday my sister will come over in the evening and we will make pies, and on Friday morning I have to make potato dumpling soup. Whew!

I'm trying not to start any new sewing projects--LOL!! Just need to whip up some sheets for Mason.

I also made one of my favorite meals the other day. Kalua pork!

It's very simple. Take a 3-4# pork roast, or part of a boneless pork loin. Wrap tightly in a couple of layers of foil. No, no seasoning. Place in crock pot on rack or foil pie plate with holes punched in it. Add about 1 1/2" of water--cook on low for 16 hours. Yes, 16 hours! About 1/2 hour before serving I cook plain long grain rice in my rice cooker. Slice a head of cabbage and microwave in a covered dish (when you start the lid is MUCH higher than the dish, but it cooks down). Cook to the doneness you like. I like mine rather well done. Take the pork and shred with forks in a cake pan. Layer rice, cooked cabbage, and shredded pork. Then add soy sauce (Shoyu brand if you are lucky like me and have someone who will send you some from Hawaii!!). If you like ANY of these ingredients--you will really like this. The beauty of this dish is 1)it's SIMPLE 2)very little fat. Oh, and it goes well with popcorn balls and gingersnaps!

PS--I have discovered I will eat frozen cookies! I thought keeping them outside would deter me! Well, it does--SOME!


pdudgeon said...

LOL at the outdoor freezer space, but i know that it comes in handy!

Katie Z. said...

My DH likes them even better frozen, I think! He'll stick a batch in the freezer and think I won't notice then when he eats them all up!

Nancy said...

I haven't even made one batch of cookies, and you've made 20 dozen! Yikes, I had better get busy.

The Kalua pork looks tempting.

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Hmmm, those goodies are out on the deck are they? If you see an old blue Buick cruising the streets pay it no mind. The driver is NOT looking for your house and those goodies........LOLOL
I don't make Christmas goodies. I'd eat way to many. Besides, both my daughter & daughter-in-law will bring a big platter full on Christmas Day. DS & DDIL were making cookies on Sun.....something like 14 different kinds. I hope they shared with the neighbors or they'll keel over from sugar overload.

Stephanie D said...

I always say I'm going to bake some cookies, but never get around to it.

Maybe next year. Again.

MightyMom said...

I'm with the library lady!! just look the other way when I cruise on by....nothing to see here!!

isn't this a relatively new car that lost it's wiper??

I want the recipie for that potato dumpling soup please! along with samples.... :-)

pork sounds good. will pass along recipie to my personal chef.