01 August 2012
Posie Limp Bits Challenge - Week 1: cooking
Welcome to Week 1: Cooking of the Posie Limp Bits Challenge. Sound the trumpets!!
Link up your post of something you have challenged yourself to . . .
bake, cook, roast, sauté, BBQ, grill, smoke, poach . . . over the next 7 days.
My lame confession . . . after 15 years of marriage & spending literally years home alone preparing dinner for my children while my handsome soldier takes all his culinary skills to war zones, i had never cooked a roast. Oh the shame. So last night, i made this, mmmm, Roast Pork. I kept the vegetables simple (carrots, potato, broccoli) as my eldest daughter had a volleyball match at 6p.m. so i had to whip this in & out of the oven in under 2 hours. Nothing says success like crispy crunchy crackling!! My children gobbled it down (like they do at Christmas) & came back for thirds!!
My awesome tip . . . pour boiling water over the uncooked pork, pat dry with paper towel then dry thoroughly with a hair dryer. Rub liberally with vegetable oil & salt for crackling heaven.
I cooked it over a foil tray, no washing up (i actually couldn't find the rack for the roasting pan so had to improvise & use an old cake cooler, worked just as well!!)
Please include what your willing taste testers thought too!! My children gave me the thumbs up & asked if we could have pigs on the farm, mmmm, homegrown bacon, ribs & roast pork, hell yeah.
Grab the badge & have fun. Week 2: Craft - challenge yourself to a new skill or pick up an old favourite you haven't utilised for a while. I've had 3 crochet lessons & i still struggle, yet continue to try. Thanks for joining in, medals will be awarded!! Love Posie