A week late but here they are:
Mail from my penpal in the U.K. We’ve been penpals since I was a sophomore in high school. The weird thing is, he now sends me his diaries. They are pages and pages, months and months, of his night life. He’s asked me to share my diaries. I’ve thought about it but honestly I don’t have a diary and if I did, it would be boring. I’m a mom. I do what mom’s do. Maybe when my kids are grown adults, I might have my own interesting diaries.
Spices I use in making sweet pork. I’ve tweaked my sweet pork recipe many times and they are pretty good but none have made my palate dance. I’m getting closer I think. So far, the spices above are hitting it but the amount of sweet sauce, brown sugar, and soy sauce, are still being worked on. As for the pork, traditional Hmong sweet pork uses pork belly. It’s too fatty for me so I prefer something with more meat but still has some fat like pork shoulder.
The family took our Christmas photo at Castlewood Canyon State Park. It’s a pretty nice park in rural east. Those are the Rockies in the distance. Btw, I think Castlewood sounds like a perfect sir name for a fantasy character. Maybe something like James Castlewood. I can just read it already:
“And, how is Lord Castlewood?”
“The injuries only winded him, sire. Nothing more.”