Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

So back to Rachel

She posted this recipe for Pulled Pork Sandwiches back in March.

I found it on Friday and immediately sent it to the husband and demanded I make this for dinner one night. A man to turn away BBQ Pork sammiches? Marinated in Beer? Yeah right so of course he was already hungry for it.

Decided to make these yesterday (prep on Monday night) and invited the family over since there was no way I'd fit into my dress this weekend had I eaten 2 of the 4 lbs of Pork Shoulder I was about to make.

Prep work was minimal, took maybe 15 minutes... only because I trimmed some of the fat and the bone from the pork. And I'm squeemish with raw meat. Gives me the heebie jeebies.

I'll not post the whole recipe here since I really really want you to go check out the southern hospitality over here.

I made 1 obvious change. Instead of Miller Lite (eeew in our household) I substituted Budweiser Select since it is what I had in the house.

5 simple ingredients, 1 delicious outcome.

6 people ate this last night (everyone agreed it was delicious!) and we had enough for a couple more sandwiches as leftovers.

The pork smelled awesome when I put it in the crock after marinating all night. When she says "Resist the urge to dive face first into the crockpot." She isn't kidding. Seriously. It was so moist and tender after cooking all day that it shredded easily and was ready and waiting for the BBQ sauce. I may get the bigger bottle next time for a little extra BBQ flavor. But this recipe will be repeated again I'm sure. Probably pretty soon.

And now that I've discovered Mouth Watering Mondays hopefully I'll be able to post here more than once a month with some new recipes that we've tried!!!

Find the Recipe Here.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A little bit of Texas

So I read blogs... a lot. All kinds of blogs. Pretty much if you are snarky, witty, take lots of pictures, make good food, I'll read your blog and then dream about being just as talented as you are.

I found Rachel's blog recently and have become wrapped up in reading the archives... in particular the Mouthwatering Monday posts. I'm already anticipating my next trip to the grocery store!

Rachel has a Simple Seasoning. And boy is it good. and simple! go figure. You probably already have everything in your cabinet. Just go grab a little container and make this.


I put it on my steak on Sunday night and oh man it was fantastic. Not overpowering like some marinades I've used. She says you can use it for everything. I can just think of how great it would be on chicken... and french fries! I used it yesterday for her pulled pork sandwich recipe.

Those are up next. Is your mouth watering yet?