Monday, November 16, 2009

Birthday Feast

Yesterday was my husband's birthday.  We celebrated with a feast last night.  I made sure to include all his favorites - what he likes to call the trifecta (lime, cilantro, and jalapeno) and chocolate.  Most of the produce ingredients came from my garden which made me really happy.  Ever since I realized my honeydew plant was actually the long-lost tomatillo plant I thought never grew from last season I've been inundated with tomatillos, so it was good to use some.

I slow-cooked a big hunk of pork butt (actually a cut of the shoulder) with onions, garlic, and cumin, then seared it off in the broiler and made an amazing green-chili/tomatillo/lime/cilantro/pork drippings sauce that was totally outrageous.

I served the pork with some chipotle-cheddar mashed potatoes and grilled onions.  Definitely a winner dinner.  :)  I think my husband's favorite were the brownies with home-made double chocolate ice cream though.  It was devoured too fast to even get a picture.


Dustin said...

Everything looks amazing! Are you still planning on continuing this blog?

Nova Walsh: said...

Thanks! I am absolutely going to continue this blog! It might be a while before I post anything though because I'm heading into my last two weeks of a 29 credit semester. I can't wait to have school over so I can post on a more regular basis! Thanks for reading still :)