Good morning! It is freaking humid outside and I feel like I just went swimming. Luckily I was awake extra early so I was asleep for most of this run (as you can tell by my crazy eyes). But everything was worth it because I got to run with Lizzie! We met up for a couple of miles and then I continued on. After living and running in East Nashville for two whole years now I’ll give you and update on inclines: This hill doesn’t get any easier.I made a quick stop at the airfield to do a mini lap. The hills and humidity were slowing me down today, as well as the fact that I went to bed past 10 pm (!!!!!) because we were watching Silicon Valley. Season 2 is hilarious — any other fans out there? I think one of you readers originally recommended this show to me a while back. Thank you!Paired with our TV show: Burrito bowls!Over the weekend I splurged on my favorite Costco treasure: A huge slab of Boston butt. I bought a 13-pounder on Saturday and cut it up into 3-4 pound portions to keep in my freezer. So yes, right now I have a freezer full of butt.
Butt jokes aside (although I could happily go on), slow-cooked pork shoulder carnitas-style is one of our all-time favorites. After it’s nice and tender from cooking for 10+ hours, I crisp it up in a pan and then serve it over rice with all of the typical Mexican toppings. Plus some sauteed bell peppers for veggie power.The other slow cooker treasure this week: Thai curry soup! Or stew. I don’t know, it was somewhere in between.This was a Cook Smarts recipe that I adapted for the slow cooker. In the mix: a bunch of veggies, coconut milk, stock, red curry paste, and spices. Served over rice and topped with pan-fried tofu.One of my favorite kitchen tricks: I try to overlap Asian and Mexican meals in the same week because they both typically include rice, lime, and cilantro! That way my garnishes don’t go to waste, and I can cook one whopping batch of rice to reuse throughout the week Yet another day of life-changing discussion here on the blog. Hope you liked reading.
- Locals: Have you been running today? Did you drown in the humidity?
- Is there one hill that you run regularly in your neighborhood? Has it gotten easier or harder?
- Favorite trick for kitchen efficiency?