My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I get really grumpy if I don’t get to eat breakfast or if I have to eat it on the go. I love preparing breakfast and sitting and enjoying it. I really love eggs and I could eat them with just about anything. Eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Don’t mind if I do!
Thursday night, I was invited to my friend Jessica’s (of the Jessica L Blog) Christmas party. It was a lot of fun and I wish I could have stayed later but due to work and prep cooking, I couldn’t. Prep cooking? Well, I was making PaleOMG’s Crockpot Pork Green Chile recipe from her cookbook, “Omg. That’s Paleo?” (buy it here). My boyfriend special requested it on Sunday and I promised we would have it for dinner on Friday instead of going out to eat. I am a sweet, dedicated, loving girlfriend so I made sure I left the party as early as possible so I could go home and have a enough time to chop up the chiles and throw everything into the crockpot. (One day I’m going to do a post on my love of crockpots!)
Needless to say, he loved it. I tried making some “plantain” cakes for the pork but the plantains were too sweet and the texture was a little off. My boyfriend smiled through the plantain cakes and said how delicious everything was but I think he’s a bias critic, although I truly believed he liked the pork even though he HATES vegetables. Something I really want to work on is creating my own recipes. However, I think my first task will be to cook my way through all the wonderful cookbooks I bought and learn about ingredients and practice my cooking skills. PaleOMG’s pork recipe was good, I thought there was too much liquid in the end. I couldn’t tell if it was suppose to have that much liquid and be a soup or if I had added too much liquid to the pot. The recipe calls for two cups of liquid and I only put one because I know my crockpot magically creates a lot of liquid. Nevertheless, the pork it’s self was delicious and tender. The veggies literally melted in your mouth and the flavor was bold and spicy. Overall, it’s a recipe I would make again because it was simple and involved an easy cooking process.
So let me bring this post back to breakfast – I get off topic really easily. Too many ideas! Anyway, this morning I decided to have some of the pork with eggs. The results were yummy. I heated the pork in a pan and drained the liquid. I then beat up some eggs and poured them into the pan. I let everything set a little before mixing the egg and pork together. It created a sort of hash. It was a filling breakfast and I’ll probably make more throughout the week – there is a ton of pork after all!