I’ve noticed a lot of you like to take pictures of yourself holding the things you reference in your blog posts. I’ve never made a conscious effort to do this and I thought it might be fun. Also I’m dying for attention. So here goes.
I got up at 8:30 this morning and went running before I had a chance to think about all the fun ways I could procrastinate.
Also, we were under a wind advisory and experience tells me it’s best to get all outdoor activities out of the way early.
I ran eight miles and didn’t enjoy it very much, especially the last 7.5 or so. But it turned out to be a PR by 30 seconds. Woo?
After running, I had some coffee!
One of the nice things about running early is that you have the rest of the day to do projects!
Usually, I like to spend a little time doing needlepoint or scrap-booking, but today I got right to work roasting a pork shoulder for my world famous pork and udon noodle soup.
(Actually, I got the idea from Big Daddy’s House on the Food Network, but I used a different kind of cabbage and forgot to add the bean sprouts, so it’s pretty much a totally original recipe and I’m taking full credit.)
In accordance with the recipe – I mean, my own creative whimsy – I brushed the shoulder with oil, garlic, salt and pepper and roasted until it was done.
Then I started the soup: oil; onions, carrots, ginger, garlic, one diced habanero; shiitake mushrooms and cabbage; chicken stock, tamari soy sauce and the pork. Garnished will cilantro and lime.
The soup was obviously very good because I made it. You must try it. YOU SIMPLY MUST.
No but seriously, it was good.