Lazy Friday Night Pulled Pork

Normally we have pizza on Friday nights, but we’ve yet to find a place that will deliver to Redwood Shores (minus Roundtable which is always a half hour late or more). So tonight, I was a lazy gourmet.

I started with one can of diced tomatoes in a large saucepan, with three cloves of garlic, brought to a boil. Next I added 3/4 bottle of old chardonnay (hey, why not it’s Friday after all).

In went the pork, and I covered and simmered it on medium for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile I cooked the rice in the rice cooker. When the pork was done. I shredded it with forks and returned it to it’s sauce.

Serving the pork in bowls over rice with plenty of broth added lots of juiciness and a decent amount of flavor. Et voila.

Foodie 4th Weekend Round-up

We spent a relaxing 4th of July weekend in Bodega Bay, and the only hard work was spent toiling away in the kitchen. Here’s a recap of the decadent (but recession-friendly!) menu – along with some local flavor:

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  • Friday night dinner: Johnnie & Melinda made cheeseburgers, barbecued white corn and homemade French fries
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  • Saturday morning breakfast: Tim & Laura made lemon-poppy seed waffles with fresh fruit and blueberry compote (topped off by mimosas with real Champagne from France)
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  • Saturday afternooon: Cheese and more cheese! We took a hike to the beach, so it balanced out. 😉
  • Saturday night: David & I made tri-tip, mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, and Tina made a delicious salad

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  • Sunday we stopped at Wild Flour Bakery in Freestone – amazing bread, lattes and apricot scones!

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Case of the Mondays Dessert Part Deux

Last week it was a red wine pairing with cherries. Tonight, I followed leftover capellini (with sauteed mushrooms, bleu cheese crumbles, and tomatoes) with another summery pair: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay (my mom’s favorite) with California white peaches. It’s a delicious, guilt-free dessert that satisfies your sweet tooth!

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Case of the Mondays Dessert

I’m no wine expert, but Sangiovese and fresh sweet cherries make an extra sweet pair. After a weekend of feasting on pizza and other treats, my palate was pleasantly surprised by this good-for-the-heart dessert!

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