We went for our normal walk this morning and I headed off to work, only to sit in traffic for an hour and fifteen minutes! WOOT!
I accomplished everything my boss needed me to do and made preparations for tonight's dinner. I wanted to make a braised pork shoulder for dinner and called a couple different butchers in Seattle. One said to me...and I quote, "That's too cheap of a cut, we don't sell that here." Seriously? So I called Bill the Butcher in the Laurelhurst neighborhood and they had my Pork Picnic Shoulder, so I made my way over there after work and then off to the store to get the rest of my ingredients.
I was in the kitchen from 3 pm until 7:45 when I put dinner on the table. But let me tell you, it was worth EVERY second! Not only did I braise this pork shoulder, but I made a warm wheat berry and mushroom salad, as well as a double batch of the hot pepper relish from the other night. (Mike enjoyed that so much he said I should sell it...any takers? Also, I have Kiwi Jam if anyone wants to buy some!)
Anne Burrell is the biggest rockstar EVER! I am so in love with her and her show! I have the same cutting board she does, and I searched high and low for my very own "Thank You For Coming Bowl" like she uses. Not an easy task...because you might not know this about me, but I'm a little bit picky and particular. I know, you'd never guess it. But I digress.
I also had some time to monkey around with my new camera today to take a few shots. So without making you wait anymore...
|The makings of the hot pepper relish.|
|Hello my little pork picnic shoulder cutie!|
|My boys, looking all cute and pathetic!|
|The gorgeous Olympic Mountains from my front window|
All in all, a great day! Except for one thing...to all of my readers, apparently all 5 of you, you stink! I had NO comments on this blog today. You all messaged on my facebook, or just read that post and didn't do anything. How rude. Actually, I expected it; no one really likes to comment on these things. So yea, another day done, and tomorrow is going to be busy again.
The life of a housewife is always one full of different things, and the thing that makes mine the best, is that I have three big ol' friggin' bottles of Bacardi waiting for me. Eat your heart out Nene Leakes!