Thursday, February 4, 2021

Lots of Family Time, Pork Fajitas and the Weekly Menu

We were blessed to have our second daughter, Nicole, over for lunch on Tuesday to celebrate her birthday.  Her birthday isn't until Sunday but she is the manager of a popular restaurant and since Michigan has been allowed to partially re-open, she is going to be busy.  We were pleased that she spent her only day off with us this past week.

Since it was Taco Tuesday I cooked up some Pulled Pork Fajitas that I am sharing with you today.  They were delicious.  The fresh mango topping was a breath of the tropics in February.  We normally are on a dive trip during February so I am craving and cooking foods that take me away.......


On Sunday we are having Jessica, Julien and Melody over for dinner.  Jessica has an early appointment on Monday so Melody is going to spend the night here. 


On Friday we are celebrating Chinese New Year.   2021 is the Year of the Ox.  That includes 1973, the year of Amy's birth, so the celebration is extra special this year.  Here is our Menu for this fun feast......


And here is the menu for the week....Do you celebrate Chinese New Year?  What is your favorite dish to serve?   You will find the Pulled Pork Fajita recipe following the Weekly Menu.......



Soup Saturday
Green Vegetable Minestrone
Italian Dinner Rolls

Sunday Supper
Salad
Double Coffee Bundt Cake

Meatless Monday
Cheese and Potato Pierogi
Kapusta (delete sausage)

Taco Tuesday

Wednesday
Tater Tots

Thursday

Fish Friday-Chinese New Year
See Menu posted above


Slow Cooker, Pork, Tacos, Fajitas,
Entrees, Pork, Slow Cooker
Mexican
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Slow Cooker Pork for Fajitas

Slow Cooker Pork for Fajitas

Pork Shoulder Steaks seasoned and slow cooked to fall off the bone tenderness, served up on flour tortillas with a tomatillo salsa and fresh mango.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 4 Hourinactive time: 3 H & 30 MTotal time: 7 H & 45 M

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. pork shoulder steaks, trimmed
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. water, divided 
  • 2 tomatillos, husked and chopped
  • 1/4 onion, chopped 
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and cut in small dice
  • 1 t. cilantro paste
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 12 flour tortillas (fajita size)
  • 1 mango, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • Sour cream and Shredded Mexican Style Cheese, if desired

Instructions

  1. Season the pork steaks with chili powder, salt and pepper.  Place in a slow cooker with 1/2 c. of water.  Cook on low for 4 hrs, until fork tender.
  2. Place the tomatillos, onion, jalapeno, lime juice and 1/2 c. of water in a saucepan.  Place over medium heat and bring to a boil.  Cook, stirring occasionally until tomatillo and onion is tender and liquid is partially absorbed season to taste with salt and pepper.  Transfer to a bowl to cool.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet over med high heat. Cook each tortilla for a few seconds on each side until lightly browned and warmed through. Place into a towel lined basket to keep warm.
  4. Remove the pork from the slow cooker, trim any remaining fat and remove bones.  Shred the pork and put into a bowl.
  5. Pass the toritillas, pork, tomatillo salsa and mango to allow people to make as desired. 
  6. I also placed sour cream and cheese on the table for those who wished to add it.  

Notes:

Adapted from a recipe found at Eating Well

Calories

699.05

Fat (grams)

28.16

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.62

Carbs (grams)

70.37

Fiber (grams)

4.83

Net carbs

65.54

Sugar (grams)

13.38

Protein (grams)

39.45

Sodium (milligrams)

666.60

Cholesterol (grams)

113.53

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