I spent about 5 minutes at the gym tonight. I literally walked in, changed, went to the bouldering cave, saw that it was packed, walked out. I took Emmy for a short run instead. The fact that the cave was full of pubescent teenagers didn’t help either.
For dinner I had planned to use up the rest of the zucchini casserole that I made on Sunday night. I had prepared a bone-in pork shoulder in the crock pot the night before in a mixture of low sodium vegetable stock and the rest of my garlic spread. I just poured the stock into the garlic spread jar and gave it a good shake. I also added an extra jar full of water, two chunks of ginger, and a handful of parsley with stems. By the time I got home from work, the hock was ready to come out and falling apart. This got me a little excited since I was planning on shredding the pork to put in the pasta dish. I couldn’t bear to throw the cooking liquid away so I dumped in some cleaned rice and switched the pot to high. The rice will be nice and tasty for the stir fry that I have planned later in the week. This meal cost less than $8 for the two of us.