Last night’s dinner

What?! This isn’t coconut tempah! I was out most of the day and wanted something super quick and admittedly I was a bit tired. So…

Was watching “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” again (really need to give up this show for the sake of my weight) and they were discussing breakfast food. One person was totally off in my opinion when she stated that a certain maple syrup was better than anything Canada produced ( 😦 ) but then another chef described Pasta Mama. She mentioned that she loved it after working an overnight shift at the restaurant and then she would just go and collapse into bed. I remember shifts like that and as I was watching the program while my little girl did everything she could to keep me awake I could relate once again to the fatigue.

Eggs, pasta and parmesan cheese. Simple and perfect in theory and wonderful in taste. The original restaurant even has a nice video to go over how to make it.

Tonight’s dinner

We’re having a friend over for dinner who is going to help us do some wiring. The very least that I can do is make something for him for dinner.

This is from Jamie Oliver’s “Jamie’s Italy” book. The trick is the rub-he has a much more involved method that I have made a little more weekday friendly. I’m going to use a loin roast but I’ve made this with other cuts and it is still terrific.

In a mortar and pestle combine and smash; 4 T. fennel seeds, 3 small dried chilies, 3 T. rock salt, 4 bay leaves (torn).
Add the zest of a lemon and the juice of lemon.

Rub all of the pork and put in the oven fat side up (if there is one). Put in the slowcooker for seven hours with a glass of white wine, two sprigs of rosemary and 3 garlic cloves cut in half.

Not sure what we’ll have for dessert-this might just be a chocolate and fruit night as I’ve got to pack everything for a trip to Toronto early Friday morning.