Hello, friends. It's a beautiful day in Florida and I feel strangely calm. Yes, the pandemic is still raging out of control and, as a country, we face all the same problems as a week ago. BUT I feel more secure now knowing experienced, competent professionals are in charge.
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I tried two new recipes this week, both featuring Asian flavors. First up was Hoisin Pork Tenderloin from Taste of Home. (After last week's dry pork chops, it was back to a tenderloin.) I couldn't tell you the last time I purchased either ramen noodles or hoisin sauce, so this was a tasty change of pace for us. It was pretty simple to prepare, too. My daughter especially loved it.
A few days later I made Sweet Lemon Shrimp from Damn Delicious. The shrimp is marinated in a mixture that contains hoisin sauce (again!), honey, and plenty of fresh lemon juice. She says to marinate 30 minutes to overnight, but I think the lemon would become overpowering if you left it too long. I ended up marinating for an hour and a half. We roasted the shrimp as the recipe said, but they would be good grilled, too.
Today I made my father-in-law's favorite Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake from Pinch of Yum. We're planning to see him for dinner.
How was your week? What have you been reading?