Last post for 2011 – Delicious Pork Belly
This is my last post for the year, I have much to do before my children and my dudes (grandsons) descend on Saturday. The tree has to be rescued from storage in the garage ceiling, the lights have to be untangled and I have to listen to the Christmas Grinch (Himself) muttering expletives whilst he tries to get said lights to work!
My daughter-in-law said that she doesn’t care what I serve this weekend as long as my sausage rolls and mince pies appear on Christmas morning, it’s something we have always eaten when opening the pressies accompanied by the mandatory Bucks Fizz! I have made the sausage rolls and they languish in the freezer, the homemade mincemeat is busy sucking up booze in the outside fridge as I type, so I’m on track. *Note to self, only give the dudes sausage rolls*
I’ve been feeling a bit ‘cooked-out’ so basic was on the menu this past weekend, a 1kg belly of pork rubbed with…….real foodies look away now…. Aromat* and some Chinese spices, tossed into a 200 degree oven for an hour and then turn the oven down to 180 oven and cook for another hour. I served it simply with baked potatoes and a coleslaw, it was melt in the mouth pork with crisp cracking,
it was so good!
*Aromat is a South African seasoning full of healthy ingredients such as monosodium glutamate and artery clogging flavorants!
After Christmas we are off to the Eastern Cape for a break with good friends, so lots to look forward to. I wish you and yours every happiness over the festive season, all the best for 2012 and safe travels wherever you may roam.