November 9, 2009

Menu Monday

Last week’s new recipes were such a home run, I am hoping this lineup doesn’t fall flat! :)

Sunday – Chicken Cacciatore with Spaghetti
Monday – Fish Piccata with Capellini and Broccoli
Tuesday – Pork Roast with Fall Vegetables
Wednesday – Chicken Tarragon with Brown Rice and Peas
Thursday – Smothered Beef and Potato Burritos with Black Beans
Friday – Homemade Pizza

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I love it when I discover new recipes worthy of adding to our meal rotation. Last week, I was able to find not just one, but three of those. I’ll share one today, but be sure to stay tuned for the others.

Most of y’all know that I don’t tend to use my Crock Pot often. This recipe, though, made me happy to have dusted it off and put it to good use. I found it in September’s issue of Southern Living, in an itty bitty sidebar ad. It was a very lucky find! The adobo used here adds a spicy, smoky flavor we really enjoyed. I served this soft taco-style with cilantro, sour cream and lime wedges.

Sweet and Spicy Braised Pork
3 lb. boneless pork shoulder roast
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cans diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cumin

Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Cook pork in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes on all sides or until pork is browned.

Stir together tomatoes and next 5 ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add pork, turning to coat. cover and cook on HIGH 5 hours or until pork is fork-tender. Transfer pork to cutting board, and let stand 10 minutes. Shred pork with 2 forks. Return shredded pork to slow cooker, and stir until blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Serve immediately with a slotted spoon.

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid

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