Pork on a Stick and PPF!

Surprisingly, this week went by pretty quickly.  Since having a short week the week before when I went to Virginia, I thought this week would drag, but here we are at Friday!

I think I am on a Mexican kick this week!  More breakfast tacos – although get ready for some yogurt parfaits – Chobani is sending me another case of yogurt – this time with some new flavors – can’t wait to try the vanilla chocolate chunk!  There will be a giveaway too, so I’ll keep you posted.

More breakfast tacos – egg white, peppers, a little bit of cheese, with some cherries.

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You can never have too much cilantro in my book. Open-mouthed smile

Ya’ll (yep, talking like my Virginia cousins!) it was hot outside yesterday. 92 degrees when it was time to work out and I just gave in.  Later in the day Jacky sent me an inspirational video, and said she felt like an a-hole because she didn’t run yesterday.  After watching this video, I was like “I let a little heat slow me down?”  Thanks for the inspiration Jacky! Open-mouthed smile

Update – so I can’t figure out how to imbed the video – so here is the link – you won’t be sorry to check it out!

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Total Inspiration!!

I had to run some work errands at lunch yesterday, and on my way back to the office I picked up some tortilla chips and salsa at a hole in the wall Mexican restaurant.  I ended up making a plate of nachos with the leftover flank steak from the other night.  Their salsa is so spicy and delicious!!

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While our furnace was replaced after we bought our house 11 years ago today! the air compressor on the side of the house was never replaced.  Tony felt that the central air wasn’t working as efficiently as it should, so we had a guy come out to look at it last night.  He originally was going to come around 5:00, but then ended up not showing up until nearly 7.  I wasn’t sure when to start dinner, but by around 6:15 I was starting to get hungry so I just figured we’d eat and play it by ear.

On the menu?  Pork on a Stick.  I marinated them in Pike’s Peak Butcher’s Rub that Rachel sent me (I am almost out!)

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It was described at my store as “country style ribs on a skewer.”  All I knew was that 5 skewers were $3.00 so they were going in my cart.  They were actually just really leak lean pork chops on a stick.  I ended up taking the sticks out and just cooked them on my grill with some rosemary potatoes.

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After downloading this picture I thought to myself “not sure I can count rosemary as a green veggie!”

And in case you are wondering, I do have some made mad photography skillz.  Out of the five pictures I took, four of them looked like the one below! Open-mouthed smile

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I dipped my pork into this mustard on the side that my Momma brought back from a trip to Cape Cod – it’s so good!

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I am sure you are wondering “why did she take a picture of that mustard on top of pizza from La Cucina magazine?”  Well that’s because it’s. . .

PPF!  Party Pizza Friday!

Since a lot of people are going to be out of my office today, it’s the perfect amount of pizza to make grilled pizza for our Friday lunch.  I am using La Cucina’s recipe for dough – it’s a triple slow rise, and each batch of dough that makes four, 10 inch pizzas only has 1/4 of a teaspoon of yeast!

Fingers crossed it will work out – I will definitely post the recipe tomorrow if it is a winner.  After you make the dough, you let it sit on the counter for 30 minutes.  Then it rises in the refrigerator overnight and then when I get to work, I’ll let it sit on the counter for three hours.

Alright, I have to get my pizza accessories organized.  I am bringing my unglazed quarry tiles with me. Open-mouthed smile

Hope you have a great Friday!  Hugs!


25 thoughts on “Pork on a Stick and PPF!

  1. I was wondering what PPF was–You are such an awesome colleague Biz! I made breakfast tacos two days ago in honor of you, thanks for reminding me, I’d forgotten how much I like that breakfast!

    Have an awesome weekend–Hope you stay cool!

  2. Vanilla Chocolate Chunk is amazing!! I love it, and right now I’m trying the very berry, both the Chobani Champions..I’m kind of obsessed with the stuff 🙂 haha

    The pizza sounds great, I should have definitely put pizza on the meal plan this week, maybe I can squeeze it in somewhere.

    Have a great weekend, Biz!

  3. I love making sauces with maple + mustard! salty and sweet gets me every time.
    Vanilla chocolate chunk chobani sounds incredible, I’ll have to watch for it.. haven’t seen it yet. I’m usually a plain yogurt girl.. but lately i have been mixing boxed cake mix in 😮 that should be their newest flavor! cake mix chobani!

  4. You are right, you can not have too much cilantro! I love that stuff! Just found some jalapeno and cilantro hummus at Trader Joe’s…can’t wait to try it! And I just ordered a few things from Stonewall Kitchen….it is all fabulous!

  5. I go on Mexican food kicks too, love the stuff! Tonight I’ll be making more salsa for a family get-together tomorrow. Hope I don’t eat it all on the way there…lol! The party pizza fridays sound awesome. Pizza is always good to me. Have a great weekend Biz!! 🙂

  6. I have been bragging to my friends about your wonderful food photos and wonder how you always get good shots. Mine never look quite right. It is good to know you take a couple of bad shots now and then.

    • Ha! More bad than good. I’ve had my good camera (Nikon D3100) for 1.5 years and I still haven’t figured it out. I keep saying I need to take a digital photography class – maybe this fall!

  7. You had us at “pork on a stick”. And get ready, because you will LOVE Vanilla Chocolate Chunk!


  8. ooh pizza. Today is our anniversary. We’re ordering Pizza.

  9. The sailor and I had a pizza party last Friday! I love doing homemade pizza – so delicious and so much fun.

  10. I wish I worked with you so I could sample all the delicious food you bring. 😉
    That pizza looks just amazing!!!
    I wrote down the ingredients just now for breakfast tacos since they look so delicious!

  11. So I’m totally jealous that you’re on the Chobani list! How did I miss out on that one–I LOVE that stuff!

    And I’m so happy you get to have PPF at work!

  12. Sounds yummy!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  13. I can’t wait to see how that pizza turns out. I think I am getting some nachos this weekend, I have been craving them and your picture sort of pushed me over the edge 🙂

  14. Roz@weightingfor50

    I wanna come to the pizza party!!!!!!!!!

  15. Vanilla chocolate chunk?! That just might persuade me to try Chobani yogurt again, I was so disgusted with their last new flavors, I’ve been eating other brands.

  16. I hope the dough recipe turns out! I NEED one! All my doughs have been “bleh”.

  17. i have really into mexican breakfast too! i found some really great salsa with beans and corn in it, sooo good with eggs

  18. I just made a breakfast burrito and put it on instagram (and twitter)!

  19. Grilled pizza for lunch at work – so fun, I’m jealous! And now I’m craving Mexican, lol.

  20. Can I please come live with you so I can eat all your meals too? Everything you make looks so delicious.

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