March 03, 2011

Great Minds Think Alike

I checked out my Facebook page tonight and saw a post by Richard Nikoley at Free The Animal.  To my surprise, I found a post on pork and sauerkraut  - the exact same thing I had planned to write about on my blog this week.  I took the picture several days ago, but didn't get around to writing the post until tonight.  I hope Richard doesn't think I'm copying his menu.  It's just a coincidence, but a funny one.  I sometimes think that paleo/primal minds think alike as I often see similar posts for food choices in the same week across the blogosphere.  Maybe it is a quirk in the weather or a food that has recently come to market.  I don't know why  Richard and I had the same thought this week, but I had a quart of recently purchased fermented sauerkraut on hand as well as some pastured pork in the freezer and some locally grown potatoes so this is what I came up with:
Easy dinner:  Layer sauerkraut on the bottom of a roasting pan, lay pork chops on top, add peeled potatoes chunks along the sides (omit if you don't eat potatoes), and layer some more sauerkraut on top.  Bake in the oven until the chops are done and the potatoes are cooked through.  The fat from the chops nicely flavors the kraut and kraut juices flavor the potatoes - a win-win situation.  

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