Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Playing with the Menu

Last night before bed, I noticed I had some pain behind my eyes.  No big deal since I had been crocheting, but then it turned into a night of tossing and turning until after 3:00 this morning. Today it is a full on sinus headache.  I don't know if I have picked up something or if it is thanks to the pressure front coming in.  Either way the end result was a change in menu plans for tonight.
 
I already had the roast thawing in the refrigerator.  Yesterday I watched a YouTube video by Shelly and she shared an easy crockpot pulled pork recipe.  It isn't one I've tried before, but by fluke I had everything on hand.  (My sister is trying to lose weight and I think this will help cut some of the calories to make the meal more in line with her diet.)
 
 
 
The recipe is super simple:
1 onion
1 (3 or 4 lbs.) boneless pork loin
12 ounces of Diet Coke 
1/2 bottle of barbecue sauce
Lawry's seasoning salt
Pepper
 
Cook on low for about 8 hours.  Fork shred and add back to the sauce and cook for another half hour.
 
My notes:
1.  I had Diet Coke on hand by fluke.  My husband brought one home from a meeting.
2.  Daughter won't do onions, so I added onion powder when I seasoned the roast.
3.  I had 1/2 of a bottle of bold and spicy BBQ sauce in the refrigerator.  (Aldi organics)
4.  Serve on sandwich thins I had in freezer.
 
As the day progressed I felt worse instead of better.  Sides quickly became easy.  Annie's Organic boxed mac and cheese and canned string beans.

4 comments:

  1. I follow Shelly's channel, too. :)

    I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope it goes away soon.

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    1. I enjoy her videos.

      Thanks. I'm hoping it is just this pressure front coming in.

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  2. I'm sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon. The pulled pork looks good. I have been wanting to do something similar with chicken in the crockpot.

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    1. Thanks.
      My sister does a quick crockpot chicken. She literally adds her chicken, a jar of salsa, and a bit of broth if she thinks she needs it. It is really quite good.

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