Hello all– Last weekend we got a Friday afternoon call from Micah, Jodi and the girls saying they were coming down for the weekend. Love that. It was a pretty tranquil visit. No big outings or even trips to the yogurt shop. We just stayed around the house and played and talked.
The grand-girls and I made a birthday cake since it had been Jodi’s birthday that week. And I had gotten a new little table and chairs from Ikea for our backyard and you know what that means!!–construction! So Micah and Jodi pulled out all the pieces and put them together, while I cooked up lunch. (thanks you two!!) And this is what we ate, out in the sunshine on the new table. I thought it was rather delicious.
PORK & SWEET POTATO THAI CURRY
2 cups brown or white rice
2 tab. olive oil
1 pound pork tenderloin chops, cut to smallish chunks
1 small onion, chopped fine
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut to small chunks
3 tablespoons curry powder
14 oz. can coconut milk
1 cup water
4 cups baby spinach, cut to shreds
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro chopped
Put the rice on to cook according to the package directions.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Then drop in the pork and stir to brown all on all sides– about 5 or 6 minutes. Remove it from the pan and set aside.
In the same pan cook the onion just until it starts to brown and then all in the sweet potatoes and curry powder. Stir it up until the sweet potatoes and coated with oil and curry. Then pour in the coconut milk and water. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender.
Then return the pork to the pan, as well as the spinach. Let it simmer a couple minutes and the sauce will thicken.
Layer the curry with white rice and sprinkle on the chopped peanuts and cilantro and serve it nice and hot. Enjoy!
P.S. Here’s a couple obligatory grand-girl pics. Charlotte putting candles on the cake and Maryann creating a ball gown on her sister Jobay from from discarded Ikea packaging and scotch tape– Jobay was pretty patient while Mary colored marker hearts all over the dress!