Wednesday, September 14, 2011
First, The Good: my slow cooked pulled pork made with an on-the-fly no-recipe dry rub. The rub was about 1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 homemade "seasoning mix" that contained varying amounts of cumin, paprika, black pepper, salt, cinnamon, ground ancho chilis, and ground cayenne pepper. Basically whatever I had in my spice rack that sounded good. I ended up with about a tablespoon of dry rub and used it all on my pound of pork shoulder, wrapped the whole thing up tight in foil, and threw it in the toaster oven at 250F for about four hours. It came out mouthwateringly tender and surprisingly sweet, considering there was zero sugar in the dish. I threw it over a biiiiig bowl of baby lettuce with some cheddar cheese and salsa for lunch. Delicious!
On to The Bad: I think I have a cavity. I've been extremely negligent about going to the dentist, even though I now have dental insurance, and I fear all those years of ice cream and cookies have taken their toll. My molar is NOT happy about being poked, even by the soft bristles of my toothbrush. On a positive note...at least I'm finally getting to a dentist now? AND, as if that wasn't punishment enough, my french press broke in the sink last night! So I went out for a latte this morning, which made my tummy all rumbly. And then I had more teeth brushing to look forward to. Blergh.
And now for the Oh Thank God (yadda yadda yadda): I finally told my boss that I'm applying to go back to school! I've been trying to find a good time to bring it up for months now and her not knowing was starting to get ridiculous, since I needed to ask for a recommendation, but I finally found my moment today. It feels SO GOOD to have that off my chest and out in the open. Plus she was totally supportive and said she thinks it's a really good idea for me to go back, though she didn't want to encourage it because she likes having me work for her. I lol'd. The news did work its way through the rumor mill awfully quickly, though. But I think even that is for the best. I never regret being honest. :)
Oh, and one more bit of good...it wasn't my official "weekly weigh in" but I hopped on the scale after work, just out of curiosity, and I was all the way down to 138! Whoop whoop, primal is AWESOME! Rawr.