I ran across a recipe for roast pork that sounded very good. You start out with about a 6 pound pork shoulder called a Boston butt. At about $2 a pound, it is considered to be a poorer cut of meat. However, after it has been roasted for about 7 hours, the meat becomes very tender.
After the meat is through roasting, it is allowed to cool. Once it is cooled, it can be easily sliced without falling apart. The sliced pork is then rewarmed and covered with a sauce made from apple jelly, apple cider and apple vinegar.
While I had the apple cider vinegar, I knew that I would have to get the apple cider and the apple jelly. And I figured that it would be relatively simple to get the two items that I needed from the store. So, when I got to the store I grabbed a cart and started out.
I always grab a cart when I go to the store even if I only have a couple of items to purchase. Shopping carts not only serve as a means of transporting food during the shopping event, they also serve as a means of self defense.
If you donâ€™t have a cart and step out blindly from a side isle, you could get hit with a cart. But, if your cart emerges from that blind isle first, it is the cart that gets hit and not you. Or, you could compare the cart to the bright orange flags that dune buggies fly high above them warning others of their presence.
I digress. Apple cider and apple jelly. That is what I need. The cider is quickly located in the produce section right next to the pomegranate juice. Check. Next is apple jelly. So its off to the condiment isle.
I stroll past olives, and pickles and catsup and mustard as I make my way to the jellies. Ah there they are, the jellies. This should be simple. I quickly scan the shelves looking for apple. Yes! Apple! No wait, its apricot. Rats! Where is the apple?
As I search the shelves, I canâ€™t help but notice the abundance of grape jelly. I wonder if grape jelly is that popular or if there is just an abundance of grapes. Number two appears to be raspberry. Certainly apple must be high on the popularity list.
Boysenberry, Currant, Goose berry. Goose Berry! I havenâ€™t seen a Goose Berry since I was a kid. Mango, Mint, Pineapple. Do you think that the people in Hawaii spread pineapple jelly on their toast in the morning? Ah! There it is. Apple jelly! But it is the store brand and limited at that.
I would have thought that apple jelly would be more common but I guess not. I load my jelly into my shield and head for the check out. Mission accomplished!