Finally feeling better!
Although I have to say, that while I didn’t enjoy being feverish and yucky, I didn’t mind the excuse to do nothing but lay on the couch and watch West Wing on Netflix for endless hours.
Thankfully, I was back to normal in time to make a real dinner last night. Which didn’t mean I necessarily had a ton of time to make that happen. So I went with a family favorite — pulled pork.
It’s such an easy dish. I popped a large cast-iron skillet over high heat with a little canola oil in it. Then I tossed in a couple pork tenderloins and browned them on all sides. Then I put the whole thing in the oven at 400 F for 20 minutes.
While that cooked, I helped Parker with his homework (I had no idea that New Hampshire was a “province” before it was a state). Once the pork was done, I simply shredded it with a fork, then dumped on some barbecue sauce and tossed it well. Done.
This morning I asked Parker if he wanted the pulled pork in his lunch to be hot or cold. If hot, I’d warm it and pack it in a thermos with a bun on the side. He could assemble it when ready to eat. If cold, I’d make the sandwich for him and pack it as is.
I consider myself lucky that he often doesn’t care about the temperature of his foods. It makes it much easier to pack some items. And today he said cold was fine. Surprising, since it’s something like -10 F here, but whatever.
So that was the start of his lunch. Then I added fruit. But it somehow didn’t seem quite enough, so I also added half a banana wrapped in half a flour tortilla with peanut butter.
As for today’s free lunch gear giveaway… I have two cool food containers. The first is a salad-style box with a snap lid that includes a fork and knife. The other is a wide-mouthed thermos. The rules are the same — leave a comment before midnight and Parker will select a winner in the morning. Good luck!