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Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Any pork allegedly cut by Congress with the fiscal cliff nonsense (if they manage to finish it) has apparently made its way to my kitchen.

For breakfast this New Years' Day, +Laston Kirkland had his traditional Hoppin' John (although his version is black-eyed peas, spinach, and ham). I ate a bite of it before putting the rest in his lunches for the week. And speaking of his lunches, this week's version is pork roast (chunked), Hoppin' John, tomato with chiles, beans, and mixed veggies.

Tonight's dinner is in the crock-pot - Asian pork. That is to say pork roast, orange-ginger-sesame marinade, mandarin oranges, and sliced water chestnuts. I'll serve it with rice.

And we had bacon and apple-cinnamon pancakes for breakfast.

Unfortunately, this high-pork sort of day is also a fairly high-sodium sort of day, so I'm doing what I can to mitigate that. The bacon is lower-sodium, and I didn't use much of the ginger marinade (it has a lot of soy sauce).

Tasty though.