With modifications, this was really good.  Like it was straight out of the Chinese restaurant.

3 lb pork chops
1 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. brown sugar
NO ketchup
1/2 c. cooking wine
1/2 c. hoisin sauce
1 tsp Chinese five spice
pinch of white pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
1 piece ginger, sliced
4 garlic cloves, sliced
3 tsp oyster sauce

Use only half this marinade for the pork.  Reserve the other half to make glaze, adding cornstarch while simmering until desired thickness.  Drizzle over the finished product.

The cook time seemed long.  The pork was tough.  Next time I’ll try cooking it with a thermometer rather than relying on time.

via Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) Recipe – Allrecipes.com.

This was really, really good.

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This sauce was really good.  I recommend making extra to use as sauce when serving.  A lot of it cooks off on the grill.

via Chinese Ribs Recipe: Chinatown Char Siu Pork Or Ribs Marinade.

This was good.  A nice side dish to Chinese barbecue.

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This was really good.  I added celery, carrots, mushrooms, and skipped the sugar.  I added turmeric, and next time, I would reduce the cinnamon.


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Strength and bananas

Noelle’s bedtime prayer tonight:

God please love us and give us strength and bananas and all the new books from the library we can have.


This is no longer accurate, but some months ago, Noelle went through a phase where she called me “Mudder” insistently.  Gracie accordingly went through a phase when she called me “Mud” or, best yet, “Muds.”


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