But back in the day at Lawrence High School, we followed a precise schedule of Shakespeare, starting in freshman year with "Romeo and Juliet", then "Julius Caesar", "Macbeth" and "Hamlet" (one of the senior English teachers went rogue and had the students read "King Lear" - show off). Hamlet remains my favorite play, but having taken Shakespeare in college and having had the opportunity to read "King Lear", it's a close call. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is I love Shakespeare and today is the Ides of March. Beware.
Today was a family day of rest, and with no outside plans, I had time to watch two movies - "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "History of the World, Part I" - and to do some cooking. We had a "real" breakfast, which means I made eggs, and then I worked on the pork belly and the hot German potato salad. I also bathed Chelsea and Romeo, and around 10 at night I realized that I overdid.
Pork Marinade #1:
Whisk together the above ingredients and add to 1 pound pork belly in a plastic storage bag.
Pork Marinade #2 (adapted from The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, by Diana Kuan)
1/4 cup sherry
1/4 cup dark soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
Whisk together the above ingredients, and add to 1 pound of pork belly in a plastic storage bag.
1/4 cup orange blossom honey, for brushing onto the meat