My Monday workday is the only day that I have planned and set. The same thing happens every Monday. The schedule is set. Everyone I work with knows what I do every Monday. It's nice but can also be tedious. It definitely is draining. On the way into work, I told Mike that I was not sure where I was going to find the mojo to inspire. I normally do not feel this way but this Monday I did. But I got through what I had to do.
Then, something happened that made the day just a bit brighter. As I walked by the Meat Department, I noticed that they started selling pork butt. OH. MY. GAAAD!!!! Pork butt. The only thing better is pork belly. I am not sure what it is about pork and me. My running joke is that I would be vegan except I just cannot give up pork. I love it.
So, before I left work, I bought a 4-lb pork butt. I got home and began to marinate the pork butt in a mixture of garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, canola oil, and red wine vinegar. I realized that the piece of pork butt that I got had a small piece of rind left on. This is a good thing.
After two hours of slow roasting in my oven, I am devouring pieces of this glorious meat in between typing sentences of this post. Is there anything better than the tender, fatty, salty, spicy flavors of this meat? I can't think of some right now. I am just enthralled. The only thing that would make this better would be if I had my Mom's secret sauce that she makes out of calf's liver. Go ahead. Make fun.
Oh, and the rind... all crispy and salty and peppery... it was the first to go. Later.