First off, hope you made it to the Lions' Club Pancake Breakfast yesterday. Nice job, as always, Waiakea Lions!
Secondly, a plug for the Big Island Woodturners' 17th Annual Exhibit, coming up March 6 - 27 at the Wailoa Art and Cultural Center (200 Piopio Street). We go every year, and we are always astounded by the creativity exhibited.
Now, more about that Kalua pork. Traditionally made in an Imu (outdoor pit) oven, Kalua pork is smoky, tender, and ono (delicious). Since there is just no way I'll convince Mr. L to dig a pit in the backyard, I did ours in the ol' crock-pot. The woman who wrote this post about it is not in Hawaii, but in her heart she is, and did a really nice write-up. My pork butt was 3.24 pounds -- on the small side, but for just the two of us, I didn't want a monster. It took nine hours on low in the crock-pot.
Weather-wise, Hilo has had not had a lot of rain. The paper ran a story on Friday, I believe, about being in a mild drought. Then, yesterday, I went to the car wash fund-raiser for Lori Lei's Dance Studio. That did the trick, apparently - yesterday and today, we're having rain. Mr. L gets cabin fever if he is inside for too long, so I hope later we can load up the dogs and head to Liliuokalani Park for a walk.
Here are our menu plans for the upcoming week. It's going to be a busy week, so things are going to be pretty easy, cooking-wise.
Sunday: Kalua Pork, Cabbage, Rice and Carrots.
Monday: Chicken Normandy, Noodles, and Green Beans/Leftover Carrots.
Tuesday: Tempura Shrimp, Egg Rolls, and Asian Coleslaw ("Easy Night" so no recipes - I am cheating and bought all frozen, except for the coleslaw).
Wednesday: Meeting friends at Pineapples for dinner. I love their salads.
Thursday: Kalua Pork Sliders on Punalu'u Bake Shop rolls; Crinkle Fries.
Friday: Nachos (using The Pioneer Woman's recipe, which is great)
Saturday: Dinner with friends, so thinking Big Island Pizza!
Have a great week! - C. Ironing