Simple pork pot pressure cooker with plenty of hominy, chunks of tender pork loin and a pinch of fresh radishes, cilantro and fresh cheese
Every time I have a free pocket in my day, 9 times out of 10 you can find me researching plane tickets, reading travel blogs, and looking at our calendar and finances to figure out how we might get away another weekend or a 5-day trip somewhere new. It’s hard now to live in our 3rd state because we now have family in Kansas and Nebraska to visit regularly and friends in Minnesota that we miss and love to visit, but we also have that passion for travel to see new places and experience new adventures.
As many of you know, we have been in the process of starting to nurture for almost 2 years and that timeline is quickly coming to an end. Without going into many details, we changed agencies about 2 weeks ago because, well, it had been almost 2 years without much movement and our new agency is aware of things. So, we are planning to have a little one in our house soon. We were nervous about the rules surrounding travel with an adopted child, but we just learned that it won’t be a problem to take trips together! We can even travel internationally with whoever is placed in our house, so I’m ecstatic about that, of course.
We have always been determined to be that family traveling with their children. I know it’s hard to make that commitment before we know exactly what we’re up against, but we’re both some of the most stubborn people I know, so I don’t think we’ll let go of that dream very easily… We still have a lot of the world to experience!
I spent this morning dreaming of a trip to Mexico City, a quick 2-hour flight from our home in Austin, or a 14-hour trip… (a sign that moms are afraid to imagine us driving 14 hours through Mexico). I’m elated by the fact that we could get to a place with so much culture, amazing food and architecture, and beauty in one day. It takes us 14 hours to drive back home to Nebraska for God’s sake, so why not point the car the other way and head south?
The reality is that we’re a bit busy right now, so the car isn’t heading to Mexico City in the next few months, so I’ll just be dreaming here and doing Pressure Cooker Pork Posole until it’s time to head south.
Let’s talk about posole, okay? I saw this dish in an issue of Food + Wine a long time ago and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ever since. Sadly, I’ve never eaten it anywhere other than in my kitchen, but as of now I’m looking for a big hot, steaming bowl near me!
There are a few ways to make a posole and I went with the most simplistic method for me and my pressure cooker. A pork loin from Costco (hello, we just became members and I’m legitimately angry that no one convinced me before now), some basic pantry spices, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, red quinoa, hominy (puffed corn in simple terms), and fresh ingredients of sliced radishes, cilantro and creamy fresh cheese.
As always, the pressure cooker was my number one choice for making this dish and I was not disappointed.
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