I’m sure I say this every Sunday, but this Sunday really was a LAZY Sunday. Brandon had a work function he needed to be at so the rest of us decided to sleep in. And did we sleep in! We all slept in until 10 and I finally woke Levi up at 10:30. Apparently we needed our sleep and it felt really good.
Because of our late wake-up we had “brunch”. The new idea of “brunch” very much confused the kids since we’ve never done this before, but they adjusted quickly. And it tasted pretty darn good!
I had previously slow-cooked a pork roast to use for our weekend meals. It was great to know the main component of our meals was done for us and made the weekend cooking much more SIMPLE. For brunch I used that pork and made carnitas. Carnitas literally means “little meats” in spanish and that’s exactly what it was. I had slow-cooked the pork on low all day with comino, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, salt and pepper. After simmering in it’s own juices all day it was beautifully tender and falling apart .The perfect meat for carnitas.
I plated the carnitas with the obvious lettuce, onions, tomatoes and avocados. The perfect light brunch for the “Whole Family”.
Levi loved it too, I promise. This face was the “I’m not going to look at you or smile because I wanted a fourth plate and I am not okay with you telling me no. So humph.” Really!!!