When it’s cold, rainy and dark it’s a perfect day for something easy in the slow cooker. That way I don’t have to move from in front of the fire until dinner is almost ready to eat.
In this case I had to cook the noodles and pop the acorn squash into the oven.
We’re loving the noodles that I bought at the Asian supermarket, which is a good thing as I bought a lot. They cook in about half the time as the same (roughly) size ‘pasta’. I have no idea why. It’s not important. I’m just happy with them.
Since the Christmas market is still closed this year I guess my December shopping will be back to the Asian market for more noodles….
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Miso Ginger Pork, Slow Cooker
We had this with Asian ‘noodles’ but any pasta / noodles will work.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Pork
- Method: Slow Cooker
- 12oz (360gr) pork chops, cut into pieces
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 rib celery, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbs fresh ginger, minced
- 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken broth
- 2 tbs miso
- 2 tbs peanut butter
- 1 tbs parsley
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tbs tapioca
- 4oz (120gr) noodles or long pasta
- Put the onion, celery, garlic, ginger, and pork in the slow cooker.
- Mix chicken broth, miso, peanut butter, parsley, paprika, and tapioca.
- Add to slow cooker, stir well, cover and cook, low heat, for 6 hours.
- 20 minutes before serving heat water to boiling for noodles / pasta.
- Cook according to package directions.
- Drain, divide onto 2 plates.
- Spoon pork and sauce over and serve.
I stir this after 4 or 5 hours, just to make certain all the flavors are combined. It’s usually hot enough by then that the heat lost is minimal.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 654
- Sugar: 7.9 g
- Sodium: 686.1 mg
- Fat: 17.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.3 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 69.7 g
- Fiber: 5.9 g
- Protein: 53.5 g
- Cholesterol: 109.6 mg
Keywords: miso pork, slow cooker
Last week we had some warm (relatively), sunny days and I decided to wash the throw rugs / dog beds that are everywhere on the tile floors.
Guapa likes the rugs in the summer time although she usually lies next to then rather than on them. In the winter she is always on them or, when it gets cold, she lies on her big beds. During the course of the day she will be on all 5 of them at some point depending on the time.
She lies on the bed at the bottom of the stairs in the morning and when I have lunch. She is on the long one in the hall while I exercise, and so on.
She’s a dog; they get dirty and smelly. They needed washing before winter.
It was a nice enough day that I just threw them over the fence to dry in the sun.
Which is where I saw this:
The fence squares are almost 3″ so that gives an idea as to the bug’s size.
At first I thought it was a grasshopper but now I’m not sure.
When I look more closely it doesn’t look like it.
I guess I’ll have to do a google image search…. Or post it to FB and see if anyone recognizes it.
I had to actually move it off the rug. Shaking the rug didn’t work.
I found a protected bit of grass to drop it in.