Monday, September 12, 2011
Getting paid! And that means I can afford more tasty things than just peanut butter and jelly. I was cruising through the store about to pick up New Belgium's Fat Tire, when I went with their Hoptober. I am not a super fan of hop filled beers but this was nicely balanced and did not punch you in the face like some Sam Adams beers.
Side note, New Belgium is one of my favorite brewing companies, introduced to is while my brother was living in Fort Collins, CO.
With my work schedule I like to make a lot of something and freeze stuff for later meals. So I went about braising a bunch of pork for two missions, pork ragu and pulled pork.
Braising any kind if meat is super easy and a good way to impress if your having people over. Sear the outside of the meat, add some chopped carrots, onion, celery, and garlic. Add herbs, I used thyme, parsley, and rosemary and bay leaf here. Then simply add a liquid to cover about 3/4 of the way up on the meat.
Paired with sauteed sweet potato and another New Belgium Hoptober.
Lots more football, painting, and game prep for Bilbo's Birthday Bash coming up in the start of November.