How’s everyone’s 2012 going so far? January is usually a bit slow for me business wise, so I was a little surprised at the work load there are this week, it’s definitely a great surprise though, because to tell you the truth, I am ALL PARTIED OUT from the festivities of last year’s holiday season, so routine and normalcy is very welcoming! Below is some photos of the parties we had at our place, if you would like to see more photos of the food, please visit the album on Weeknite Meals’ FB Page Here>
The house is back to normal now, everything seems to be more spacious and airy. We are planning some minor home improvement projects, it’s a little nerve wrecking, because I am not the most handy person in the world. Though we are excited about what’s to come, there will be some before and after photos coming your way when I get up the nerve to tackle these tasks!
OK, let’s talk about the Pork and Egg crock pot stew recipe. Since I have been pretty busy with work, this week’s menu has been pretty simple. I already have a super easy and fabulous Spicy Beef Noodle crock pot recipe, though I didn’t have any stew beef laying in the freezer, so after some research, this pork stew recipe looks to be the thing to work with. It’s got a lighter broth, and the family seemed really to be taken by it. Little girl asked me for “LOTS of Pork and LOTS of soup” in her next day’s lunch box, hubby also praised the taste and tenderness of the pork. Looks like I will be making this dish pretty regularly, hope you will give it a try also!
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/8 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/8 cup light soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Chinese rice wine
- 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 5 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced
- 2 pieces star anise
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1.5 pounds lean pork stew meat
- 6 eggs
- 6-10 fried tofu cubes
- 1 package of dry rice noodles
Hard boil the eggs, peel the shell and reserve aside.
Combine all other ingredients (except noodles and fried tofu) in a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker. Add the pork, then cover and cook on high 4 hours.
Add the hard boiled eggs and fried tofu into the crock pot, cook on high for another 2 hours.
Cook the rice noodles according to direction, once done divide into bowls, ladle the broth, egg, tofu and pork onto the noodles, add some vegetable if your prefer. Enjoy!
Adapted from Food Network
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Yay for some normality again! I can use that very much as well! 😉
This looks delicious! I wondered where the veggies were on your ingredients list, but then I say you recommended to just add veggies according to taste. I think the broccoli you chose fits very well! 🙂
Hi Kath! Yay to normality definitely!!!
Thank you, the recipe actually calls for bok choy, but I have not gone to the grocery store this week, so broccoli was all I had. It worked out well though, added some crunch to the whole thing.
this dish looks lovely and I love pork! and awsm about more air at home and life back to normal. You have a great week ahead dear 🙂
Thank you Kankana! Yes I never thought I would say “Partied Out”, but boy were we exhausted after all the festivities! Hope you had a great holiday season and is enjoying getting back to normal also!
hello! that looks delicious, Jeno. I adore pork, well done on getting it so tender : ) And your photos are a joy.
Thank you Jenny for visiting and for your kind words! I am still an novice when it comes to cooking and photography, but definitely enjoy the food blogging world and meeting new friends. Have a great weekend and looking forward to your next posting!
Sounds like you two know how to party, for sure! You are surrounded by happy friends and family. You also know how to host a party too! This is such a nice comfort food (especially cold days you were talking about!). We’ll be actually going to a warmer place this weekend (Los Angeles) for a wedding. But I sort of miss winter food. It’s been so warm here in SF (and we haven’t had any snow in mountains!). Have a wonderful long weekend!
Hi Nami! Yes we definitely like spending time with family and friends, Trinity had a tight group of friends she hangs out with, and we’ve become close with their parents, it’s been real fun!
Have fun at LA, I can’t believe SF is warmer than here. Well I can’t really say that, in a few days it’s going to be in the 70’s again. So we are definitely taking advantage of the cold weather!
Have a good weekend.
Jeno, your dish is sounds to good to be true… Eggs, my beloved pork and the delicious fried tofu, oh and noodles??? I cannot believe such a delicacy exists. I must definitely try it soon.
Thanks for posting the photos (I have already seen some of them or maybe all on facebook, but it’s always nice to be reminded of festive moments).
Thank you so much Sissi, I am so glad to hear your excitement! If you do give this recipe a try, please let me know your review! I have filed it under simple dishes I will be cooking often. Have a great weekend!
What a great recipe for the crock pot! I have a thermo cooker which works similar to the crock pot. I’ll def put this recipe to use!
Thank you Yi, Now I have to go look up Thermo cooker, sounds like an interesting piece of kitchen equipment!
love how everything’s done in a crock pot! simple and hearty (:
Hi Shuhan! Welcome to Weeknite Meals! I’ve actually been to your site a few times, LOVE LOVE LOVE your postings!
I’ve been thinking about getting a Crock pot but not sure what I’d make with it 🙂 so it’s great that you’ve posted this recipe hehe definitely going to drag Mr Bao out with me so we can finally get a crock pot 🙂
Hope you’ll post some pictures up of the renovations!
Hey Daisy! Yes since I pulled my crock pot out from the pantry, been cooking some new dishes with it. In fact I am about to work on the posting for tonight’s Chinese BBQ short ribs, man was it yummy and effortless!
If I am not mistaken you reside at Hong Kong right? I bet it’s super exciting now a days with Chinese New Year coming in a few days, have a great year of the dragon!