Well this week has been frustrating for weight loss. I haven’t lost a single pound and technically that basically makes three weeks stuck at 184. I haven’t made the best of choices this week I will admit to that, but they haven’t been awful either. I am hoping I am not one of those persons who can’t loose weight while breast feeding… I remember now that I was still hanging on to about ten or fifteen pounds when I went to visit family after having Etta and she was 3 months old then, so we shall see.
I did cook quite a bit this week though and one of the meals I made was Carnitas, just pork tacos basically, but they are good and so here you go!
(size needed depends on how many you are planning on serving, I cooked a 2lb roast)
Bon Appetit Season Salt
Preheat oven, sprinkle roast liberally with Bon Appetit Seasoning (technically we use my families own season salt but the closest thing to it is Bon Appetit…) Place the roast in a pan, fat side up and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or so per pound of meat or until you reach an internal temperature of 160. Remove from oven when done, allow to rest about 10 minutes, Slice or chop into small pieces, pour any juice back over the meat before serving.
This is the simple salsa that we make for this meal. I like it cause I usually have everything in my pantry, besides the fresh cilantro which is totally necessary so don’t skip out on that.
1 quart home canned tomatoes, or 4 cups canned plain stewed tomatoes
1 onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup diced green chilies (I use canned)
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp sugar
fresh ground pepper
salt and garlic powder to taste
Pour Juice into bowl and chop or squash tomatoes to desired size (we usually do kinda chunky!) Then just add remaining ingredients and mix together. Best if served at room temperature. (this is good on eggs or just with chips…
Now to serve, just assemble the meat, salsa and rice if desired over a tortilla and you are done.