Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day #32 - Porkin' It

Work is insane right now. We are in the middle of sweeps. Sweeps = hell for people that work in TV. The time in which every television show pulls out their cocks to compare sizes. Not quite that literal, but pretty much.

On top of that, my co-worker decided to put in his 3 week (3? yes 3) notice almost 3 weeks ago.

1 week ago he asked for his job back because he didn't realize it would be so hard trying to find another job during this shitty economic times. (smart one, buddy). This is the perfect example of the stupidity I have had to share an office with for over a year now.

Skip over the long, dramatic story of this asshole trying to get his job back after years of slacking off and only 2 weeks after putting in his notice, he now only has 2 days left. And I am ecstatic.

In 2 days I will have complete control over the TV remote (yes, a tv is in our office). I will be able to set the temperature of the office to 90 degrees if I want. And I'm going to be eating buckets of boiled eggs. Buckets.

Hard Rock Cafe: Coleslaw
(adapted by "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2")

8 cups of cole slaw mix (chopped cabbage and carrots)
1 cup fat free mayonnaise
4 tbsp splenda
pinch of salt

1. Mix and chill in refrigerator over night.

Servings: 8
Nutritional Info: 41 cals, 1g fat, 8g carbs, 1g protein
Original Nutritional Info Approx :180 cals, 10g fat, 22g carbs, 1g protein

Hard Rock Cafe: BBQ Baked Beans
(adapted by "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2")

2 cups pinto beans
2 tbsp water
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup low sugar ketchup
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
1 tsp mustard
2 tbsp white onion, diced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup shredded pork (from the recipe below)

1. Mix all ingredients, but beans, in small bowl. Add beans and mix well.
2. Place in casserole dish (with lid on) and bake for 90 minutes in 350 degrees.

Servings: 8
Nutritional Info: 97 cals, 2g fat, 14g carbs, 7g protein
Original Nutritional Info Approx: 200 cals, 1.5g fat, 29g carbs, 8g protein

Hard Rock Cafe: Pig Sandwich
(adapted from "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2")

2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground sage
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (Cattlemens and Famous Dave's are my favorite)
2 cup diced tomatoes (with its sauce)
2 cups water
1 boneless pork loin roast (about 2 pounds)
8 Sandwich thins
4 servings of coleslaw (found above)

1. Rub pork with spices. Then place all ingredients into crock pot. Make sure to put enough liquid to cover all the meat.
2. Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or until meat falls apart. (or cook on low for 8-9 hours)

3. To make each sandwich, place a serving of meat on bread, top with extra sauce from crock pot, then top with 1/2 serving of coleslaw.

Servings: 8
Nutritional Info: 383 cals, 9g fat, 35g carbs, 42g protein
Original Nutritional Info Approx: 570 cals, 25g fat, 61g carbs, 30g protein