2011/12/08

If I had a Super Power... (FFwD: Chard Stuffed Pork Loin)

As a mother, if I could have one superpower it would be... 


 
...the power to subliminally bend the other occupants of the household to "my will". 

Now, I would not plan to use my power for evil or self-profit (like serving me breakfast in bed every morning or anything like that) - I would channel my skills on things that would serve to better the household & its inhabitants. 


For example: child walks across living room chomping on cookie.  Child leaves trail of crumbs.  Mom uses super power to encourage child to 1) grab a plate to catch the crumbs and 2) go get a broom & dustpan and clean up that mess.  This concept could just as easily be applied to any other miscellaneous items that just happen to be on the floor.  Just sayin'


This power could also be used to encourage same child to start studying for a test - even though said test is on Friday and it's only Tuesday.  But the "all-wise mother" knows that Wednesday is Karate and that Thursdays are usually filled with other homework.  So studying in advance helps that child perform better in school.  Once again - power used for good, not evil. 

If  used correctly, this super power could prove revolutionary.  The possibilities are endless. 


Fussy eater? The superpower could be used to urge kids to eat their vegetables.  Or, you could just stuff some pork with chard, golden raisins, shallots and garlic - no super powers required.  If only cleaning up the cookie crumbs were so easy...


 
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie.  Check out how everyone else made out getting their "peeps" to eat their veggies...

28 comments:

  1. Your roast turned out fantastic! I hope mine turns out okay as I won't be attempting it till later next week. Great post!

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  2. That looks fantastic! Skipping this week because I'm not a huge fan of tenderloin, but I'm really looking forward to the tortilla.

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  3. This was really great, wasn't it? I didn't eat mine hot because I was kind of "meated-out" last weekend (Charcutepalooza) but I loved the flavours of it cold as a kind of luncheon meat. YUM!

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  4. Good luck on the super power thing! But the pork looks fantastic, and who cares about a few cookie crumbs.

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  5. Cher, I agree. We could definitely use some super powers when it comes to crumbs!!! Glad yours enjoyed this as much as mine did. Your crust looks sooooo good!!!

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  6. You found great looking chard...no luck here, but spinach worked well. Looks good. Hope you and your family have found some peace and comfort over this past week. I've been thinking about you.

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  7. Very cute post. I think we could all benefit from that super power. Until then, I guess Dorie is a good substitute :-)

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  8. That chard looks gorgeous! Thank you for voting for the collard greens I used in mine. I wish I had some of those super powers to battle my sometimes own worst enemy - myself! I'm happy the pork roast was an easy sell at Casa de Cher.

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  9. Looks beautiful! Glad you found your superpower via chard and pork, lol

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  10. Looks like your roast cooked up perfectly, and it definitely wins extra points for getting your fussy eater to eat her chard.

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  11. Looks great and it was relatively simple to prepare. Hubby and I enjoyed
    it, and though a simple dish, it could be festive too. Hang on to those
    super powers, you are going to need them during this busy holiday
    season. I'm trying to buy all I can now, food wise, just in case it snows.
    I want all possible ingredients in the house. Great post.

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  12. Your roast looks great! Funny how my red chard stayed so red..makes me wonder why...is there something in it I don't want to know about?

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  13. Cher, I want that superpower too! Except I'll totally use it for my self-benefit...ie. get everyone in the house to treat me like a Queen instead of their chauffeur, cleaning lady and short order cook! Your roast looks superb, I think you won't need any superpower coaxing others to eat this.

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  14. Your roast looks beautiful. My family seemed to leave all their stuffing for me :) Not a problem at all...but I do wish they weren't so picky, too!

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  15. Cher, the roast looks great. Totally can relate to the veggie issue, and as incredible as it sounds, my daughter ate lots of kale (didn't have chard) with her pork too.
    I'm also in the process of nominating you for a Liebster Blog Award on my blog. I really enjoy your posts, like this one, for example!

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  16. Very cute, Cher! :) If only I could have taught my kids time management skills! They still struggle with it - at least I think so. This is a perfect recipe to get fussy eaters to eat vegetables - I have a couple of those as well. You got a good crust on your roast.

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  17. It's never easy to be a parent! I certainly hope I wasn't too much of a pain to my mom in my formative years...Roast looks succulent. Glad it was well-received by the whole family!

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  18. Hi Cher, your roast looks just perfect with that yummy chard stuffing. I love a simple recipe like this one, your girls are so lucky to have a mom who loves to cook the recipes from Around My French Table for them, I think that's pretty cool!

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  19. I think all Mom's deserve that superpower!! Can someone invent that?? Your roast looks incredible and that filling sounds so good-- I imagine the flavors went really well with the pork.

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  20. Awww your roast makes me hungry!! And your super powers make me antsy for Mei to go to school and have to learn to spell and need help with her homework! :)

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  21. LOL - there are all kinds of superpowers that I would like. I want a house that cleans itself or a cleaner for Xmas - don't think I'll get either. Great looking pork.

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  22. I'll have some super powers too, please! You pork looks perfect!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful looking pork roast! I could use some superpowers, especially this week! Nice post!

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  24. This looks fantastic. For some reason as a child no superpowers were necessary to get me to eat this veggie. I always liked it! But yes, if it were in pork I would def eat it!

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  25. One of my favorite dishes to cook is stuff pork loin. I love it stuffed with apricots and prunes soaked in wine. Your version looks delicious!

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  26. Ha! If you ever work out how to get that superpower I will pay big money for it!
    Your roast looks absolutely delicious!

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  27. I could use some of those superpowers! Your roast looks perfect.

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