Share this on:Beer Mustard Crusted Pork Loin I’m baby stepping my way back. It’s been a real crap storm of a year and I needed a break. The kind of break that heals the soul. The kind of healing that can only be accomplished by time. The kind of time spent spent at the beach…… Continue Reading
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Well, two actually. Chris got one too because we all know that I should not be out and about rowing around a lake without supervision. Although I did have a life jacket and a whistle.
I have to tell ya that getting in and out of a kayak from a boat dock without falling in the water is a heck of a lot harder than it looks. Let’s just say it’s a good thing Chris was there and the neighbors got a good laugh. I’m just really glad they weren’t home to witness my exit strategy because that wasn’t pretty.
Once I got going I really had a blast. There is nothing quite like paddling around a lake while looking at the trees, birds, and pretty houses to quiet the soul. It was nice to just be. To work and row, then float around peacefully with the sounds of the water and feeling the perfect breeze.
It was a magical day that I plan to put on repeat. It’s also a beautiful way to begin healing a broken heart.
Combine beer, ketchup, brown sugar, pineapple preserves, molasses, apple cider vinegar, honey, cayenne, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in a pot and cook over medium heat until all ingredients combined, sugars are melted, and the mixture is thickened - about 30 minutes stirring often
Melt butter in a cast iron or oven proof skillet over medium high heat
Add chicken thighs and brown about 1 minute on each side
Cover chicken with sauce and transfer to oven and bake until chicken is cooked all the way through and the internal temperature reaches 165 - about 15 - 20 minutes