“Aaaack!” Eloise exclaimed in horror. “The party is THIS weekend, and I have no idea what to bring. I don't want to take the same, old, boring dip!”
[Enter the hero.]
“Never fear! Kitchen Psycho is here! I have something that's just right for this time of year, and your friends and family will LOVE it!”
[Kitchen Psycho and Eloise embrace]
“Oh, thank you! What would I do without you?” Eloise wonders.
“I've been wondering the same thing!” Kitchen Psycho quips.
[They both chuckle.]
[End of scene.]
If only it were as easy as the commercials! In my opinion, there are two types of people in the world: the kind that do things the easy way, and the kind that do it the right way. Sometimes, the two are the same. But when it comes to food, that equality is not common. Often, the easy stuff is full of preservatives, hormones, fake sugars, BLECH! How often do people fix cheese dip out of Velveeta? I rest my case. That stuff isn't even real cheese! Food should be made with with real ingredients and from scratch! But I digress...
This week, I have dedicated one of my posts as a DOUBLE post, meaning, it can be seen on TWO blogs. Sumptuous Spoonfuls has been so kind as to grant us a small stint on their blog, and of course you are viewing it on www.kitchenpsycho.com! By the way, for those of you reading it here at KP, do us a favor and visit http://sumptuousspoonfuls.wordpress.com/. Anne's got some great food and great photos over there!
Well, today we have an appetizer for you. It's a super easy slow-cooker recipe, and it's great for bringing to a get-together. I found this on www.allrecipes.com under the name “Cinnamon Pork”. The only improvement I would make is this: Add a few slices of bacon to the pot. Because everything is better with bacon, right?
The slider idea is purely my creation. You can choose to make a Main Dish out of this by slicing the pork tenderloin into medallions and serving with rice and a veggie, say, steamed broccoli.
SLOW COOKER CINNAMON PORK SLIDERS (recipe from www.Allrecipes.com)
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 garlic clove, minced
2 (3/4 pound) pork tenderloins, cut in chunks
Add everything to slow cooker and cook on low 4-5 hours.
small wheat dinner rolls
slices of cinnamon pork
goat cheese, softened
dash of Chinese Five Spice
slices of tomato and lettuce
Spread goat cheese onto sliced rolls. Sprinkle with Five Spice and layer slices of pork, tomato and lettuce.
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg