Monday, December 8, 2008

Loving the Crock Pot

A big "thank you" is in order for my weekly mom's group - I've dubbed it "Breakfast at Tiffany's". An impromptu mom's group and play date at Tiffany's house that serves coffee and a stress-free environment for a half-a-dozen moms and little ones.

So, I noticed Tiffany would always have a something cooking in the crock pot during our morning get togethers. I actually have one and love it but it usually seems like such a bother digging it out and planning a meal a day or two in advance. Well, I recently started crocking again, thanks to Tiffany, and a few of the other moms have started.

We've been e-mailing our successes to one another. If you have a Crock Pot recipe that's easy and good - please post it. I am sure there are a lot of crocking moms that would love to give a new recipe a try.

The first recipe from the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" gang:

Pulled Pork

  1. Pork shoulder (about 3 pounds)
  2. Dinosaur BBQ sauce (yes, it has to be this brand OR homemade to your specifications, I've done both)
  3. Hot sauce Apple Cider Vinegar Cole slaw (buy shredded cabbage and mix with Marie Callender's cole slaw dressing - as good as homemade)

Put pork shoulder in crock pot with 1/2 bottle of BBQ sauce, and a few dashes of hot sauce. Cook all day on low. After about eight hours, shred pork and reserve 1 cup of the drippings in the crock pot. Mix drippings with 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and dashes of hot sauce. Mix the dripping mixture in with the shredded pork. Then mix remaining BBQ sauce with 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and more hot sauce. Assemble sandwiches with pork, cole slaw, and top with a few dashes of the BBQ sauce/vinegar/hot sauce mixture.

Tastes great - super fast and easy.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hi There!

I've got a great crock-pot recipe that my husband loves and I've served to friends who refuse to believe that I made it in a crockpot.

4 chicken thighs
1 package baby bella mushrooms
1 jar of your favorite marinara (I usually use the Newman's Organic for this but you can use anything really.)

Dump it all in the crockpot making sure the sauce covers the mushrooms and the chicken. Set it to cook, I usually let it go on "low" for 8 hours, but have done it on the 6 hour setting too.

To serve with it I usually make up some garlic mashed potatoes and serve the chicken, mushsrooms and sauce right over it.

Get some good crusty bread and a side salad and you've got a meal!