Finger lickin’ good pulled pork

Have you ever seen those commercials where people are eating a sloppy sandwich, it’s falling everywhere, and they lick their fingers and laugh? Yeah. You may just do the same after eating this pulled pork sandwich. Fine, I may be over dramatizing it a little bit. But what I’m not over dramatizing is how good this thing is, not to mention easy.

By now you’ve heard everyone and their mother say, “Don’t put away your crock pot just yet!”. Well, don’t. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean our schedules get any less hectic. And the crock pot makes this pulled pork just the right amount of tender to be finger lickin’ good.

*Makes roughly 4 sandwiches.

  • 2 lbs. pork loin
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) beef broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (Heinz, duh)
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Hamburger buns (potato buns are the best)

Place the pork in the crock pot and cover with the can of beef broth and water until fully submerged. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. When ready, scoop the pork out of the broth in to a bowl. It should be falling apart at this point. Pour the BBQ sauce, ketchup and vinegar over the pork and mix until fully combined. The pork will be “pulled” apart during this process. Spoon onto the bun and enjoy!

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Happy Eating, XO.

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Tea Party with the Easter Bunny

So if you are actually more of a grown up than me and maybe wanna swap out these recipes for a bridal or baby shower vs. a make-believe Easter bunny tea party, feel free to. I mean that is OBVIOUSLY not what they are intended for and are strictly meant for large hat, gloves, and pearl wearing occasions such as Easter Sunday. However, I will not judge you for using them for adult events in which Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are served in place of tea & crumpets. Not that I have any clue what a crumpet is nor will I be showing any of you how to make one. Luckily, a lot of the essentials for this tea party you already have in your arsenal of recipes. Look back at the truffled crostini and the deviled eggs as a good place to start.Then build upon the fine tea party foods by adding the two finger sandwich recipes below:
  • 2 tbsp. butter (unsalted)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped chives
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced in rounds (word on the street is radishes are a great replacement ,but kids find it spicy so I left it as cucumbers, but a thought if you want to do half & half).
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 slices of bread cut into the same sized rounds as the cucumber (I used a brioche)
Mash together the salt, pepper, chives, & butter. Spread a thin later on the bread and place the cucumber slice on top. Smear the other bread before finishing the sandwiches. Serves enough for you, the Easter Bunny, a doll, and Mr. Teddy Bear. (or 4 adults if again, that’s something you are into, hanging with adults or real people for that matter).
  • 2 tbsp. whipped cream cheese (or crème fraise)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped dill
  • smoked salmon
  • 6 slices of bread cut into squares (I used a pumpernickel since it was darker than the brioche)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 slices of bread cut into the same sized rounds as the cucumber

*same methodology to “construct” as above.

Finally, offer an assortment of teas. Not just hot, think iced tea as well! Fruit infused or even good old Arnold Palmers. Lastly, some store bought cookies would be a good way to finish off with something sweet. Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon with your dolls & the Easter bunny or bridesmaids, whatever you see fit.
Happy Easter & Happy Eating, XO.