Monday, August 3, 2009

Stuffed Pork Roast

The first night I arrived in North Carolina my dad made this stuffed pork roast. It was a very welcome meal after two days on the road.

I'd planned ahead and packed myself a snack bag, cooler, and non-perishable meals because the thought of eating fast food for 6 meals in a row was nauseating. I munched away on granola, bananas, dried fruit, fresh fruit, and tuna fish with crackers in addition to the continental breakfast from my mid-way hotel stop. I was more than ready for a hot, home-cooked meal!

He butterflied the roast open and filled it with prosciutto, chopped celery leaves, garlic, fresh herbs, and dried cherries. Then, he rolled it up, tied it with butcher's twine and cooked it in foil on the grill.

When he sliced it, it made the beautiful, colorful rolls that had a different dimension in each bite.

We enjoyed the pork roast with home-made mashed potatoes and corn that I have always loved to mix together.

Over the weekend I caught up on all of my blog reading! I feel back in the loop now! :)

Biz's first of the month give-away is going on here!

And, I totally forgot to update everybody on my brother's "Goode" job status! He did not make the Top 50, along with several other favorites. Apparently there was a huge backlash (you can read some here, here, and here) that the votes didn't count and eligible candidates were overlooked. Murphy-Goode achieved about $7M in free advertising in exchange for the $60K winning job banking on the fact that people would blog, twitter, Facebook, email, etc. about the contest. They released statements on their website and Facebook apologizing for the misunderstanding and admitting that their intention was never to be a "contest" because it's illegal in California to have contests for alcohol and tobacco related products. In other words - they just wanted to use social media for free advertising because they knew we'd all want to support the candidates and re-post about it to their benefit. In the end I guess it's pretty good he's not working for a company like that!


Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That stinks about the Murphy-Good contest!! I think you are right, who needs to work for a company like that?

The stuffed roast looks great, I've never tried to make that before!

Glad you are back!

Nowheymama said...

That roast looks fantastic.

I'm sure your brother will find the right job somewhere else!

Anonymous said...

Ack, sorry abt your brother's job, but good thing he isn't working for such companies! There will be better ones out there for him!
And my my that is one lovely pork you have there! (smacks lips)

Laura said...

1) the roast is great!
2) they suck!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I guess it is a good thing he didn't make the Top 50!