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!!!
Posted in Jan'12 | Daily Eats, Recipes
Tagged carne asada, coconut shrimp, mexican paleo, paleo brunch, paleo carne asada, paleo carnitas, paleo coconut shrimp, paleo pork roast, spicy coconut shrimp, whole30 carne asada, whole30 carnitas, whole30 coconut shrimp, whole30 mexican food
If you have read our Day 20 Daily Eats! you know that this meal was a risk. A big risk. On many levels. Why is this a risk? Well, first of all I’ve never made them. Second of all, I’ve never eaten them! Yes, I know, it’s humiliating. I was not the most risky of an eater growing up. I was the kid who went to a mexican restaurant and ordered the chicken strips. Sad. Very sad. As I grew up and matured by leaps and bounds I began trying, and loving, new foods. One food I never did get around to trying was stuffed poblano peppers. Well, I guess I can’t say that anymore. I know not only have made them, I have EATEN them too!
Oh, to get back to my risks. The third reason this meal was a risk? The kids. I am blessed with non-picky-for-the-most-part kids but stuffed poblano peppers? I really was happily trudging along until I took a bit of one and realized DANG, these have a kick to them! Yeah, the kids…it was now an issue of would these be too hot for the kids?!
By the kids third plate each I figured the “too hot” concern had been catapulted out the window. Too hot?! My kids DEVOURED them!!! They couldn’t get enough of them! They’ve even asked me to make the peppers again! I really was is shock.
I told Jeremiah, my 8 year old, that I had been worried that he wasn’t going to want to eat the peppers because they would be too hot and guess what he told me? Oh dear. He said, “Of course they weren’t too hot! Mommy, I AM Mexican, you know?!” These kids…they never cease to amaze me. So long story short, my stuffed poblano peppers were a hit!