I should be given the Bunty prize (remember the comic?) for pork and bacon. Let me explain dear readers. We always buy a couple of weaners for our smallholding. Pigs are only allowed to be kept in pairs or more. They like company and they don't like to be on their own - who does?
Any way I found after quite of few years of keeping pigs. We don't need to have half bacon and half pork, if you follow my drift? We could have had just "all" bacon or "all"pork for the same price. We aren't really fond of a lot of pork or lamb or fish for that matter. Bacon, ham and beef seem to be the main ingredients for most of our meals at Northsider Towers.
You will remember that we had a Mexican themed Christmas dinner. So I had a look on the old T'web and Tinternet and found a recipe for Mexican Pork Chops. It's on: all recipes.com. You mix tomatoes, corn, kidney beans, rice and chilies and put the chops on the top. Then bake it in the old oven for 30 mins. It was a nice meal with a bit of umpth! I really enjoyed it!
I have just been informed in my ear:
"There is a bit more to it than that".
Actually. You brown your chops (look it up on the web!), then mix all your other ingredients and bring to the boil! Add more H20 ("Adam's Ale", "Corporation Pop") if need be. Then arrange the chops on the top and bake in the oven until the pork and rice is cooked. Then serve and pour yourself a can of Newcastle Brown Ale. The drink was my idea!
Did I tell you about the strange phone call I once got (could only happen to me) one merry morning? It went something like this?
"A fine day".
"I am calling to telling ye I have got the bucket of blood."
The bucket of blood ye ordered."
"Oh sorry. I thought it was ye who ordered the fresh blood for the puddings"
It was the local butcher and we had just dropped our pigs off a few days earlier and he though we were somebody else!