Hello everyone! Yesterday I finished off my big written drama assessment for this semester, and boy, am I pleased that's over with! The work itself wasn't too hard and I enjoyed the plays we were studying, it's just finding constant motivation is hard work. But now it's done and dusted and I can resume my normal stitching schedule. Yay!
About a week ago now, I posted off my first Birthday Stitch Surprise parcel for Mouse. I can happily report that the package arrived safely and was liked by Mouse, so I can now share what I sent . . .
Some pins, some needles, some ribbon, some fabric, some tea and a Margaret Sherry Mouse ornament, stitched on 32ct Vintage Beige Linen with recommended DMC threads.
Now I can't wait to sort out and send the next one! Fiona is my next
victim participant :)
I have been meaning for days to post the recipe, but I worry that it's going to seem so very basic. I really experiment with my cooking and just add whatever suits. But I have the recipe here for four people, but you can just do what I did and half it for just two of you. I cooked mine in a slow cooker, but I'm sure you could use a casserole dish in a low-heat oven, around 160C
Pork and Cider Casserole
One small onion, chopped.
One cooking apple, cut into cubes.
4 steaks of loin pork.
1 tbsp of plain flour.
400ml of medium dry cider (I used Thatchers)
Half a teaspoon of dried thyme.
1tsp of dried sage.
Salt and Pepper
1) Cut the pork into bite sized pieces.
2) Heat some oil in a pan and gently fry the pork until it is browned on all sides. Transfer to your casserole dish/slow cooker bowl.
3) Add the onions and the apple to the pan and fry for around three minutes. Stir in the flour and then gradually add the cider.
4) Bring to the boil, stirring continuously, and then take off the heat and add the herbs and seasoning.
5) Transfer this mixture to the dish/bowl with the pork and mix together well. Place in a low-heat oven for 6 - 7 hours, or a low setting on the slow cooker for the same amount of time.