On the Menu in Apt 610 this week…
Pork with Asparagus and Mashed Cauliflower & Taco Pasta
Up first: Pork!
I’m not one for the meats, but we’ve been eating lotsa pasta in this house recently so I figured I should mix it up with some meaty goodness…I also attempted to be a sneaky chef and substitute mashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes…for this I was unsuccessful… good, but no mashed potatoes.
First up, Cauliflower:
Step 1: Steam and cook the Cauliflower
Step 2: Churn churn churn
Step 3: Add butter, sea salt, and chives
Next up: Pork time.
Step 1: Start cookin the lil meaties on the stove top
Step 2: Add apple cider, apple cider vinegar, and thyme to the pan
Step 3: Move pan into the oven cook for 20 minutos at 375
Step 4: Remove porkies and return sauce to the stove top, simmer for 7 minutes
Step 5: During the last minute, add 1 tbsp of maple syrup
Step 1: Easy peezy, snap off the ends, marinade in olive oil and Parmesan cheese
Step 2: Steam cook on stove top.
I got high marks on my presentation skills for this one:
At first, the hubs wasn’t too excited to be mixing italian and mexican dishes together, but once he saw the recipe and I promised to remove all traces of beans, we were good to go:
Step 1: Cook pasta
Step 2: Brown meat
Step 3: Add together, tomato sauce, corn, diced tomatoes, and taco seasoning
Step 4: Add together with pasta
Step 5: Sprinkle broken tortilla chips and cheese on top
Step 6: Cook for 30 mins at 350 degrees
Step 6: Nom Nom Nom
We’re renaming this one “Mexican Ziti” and if I would change anything I’d prob leave off the tortilla chips and swap out ground beef for ground turkey…but other then that, adding this one to the ” awesomely good” column.