Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pork & Slaw Sandwiches

Today I made these for dinner and let me tell you they were lip smack'n good. If you don't believe me ask my husband...... he had 4!!! I put this in the crock pot at about 10 a.m & left for the day (that's why I love the crock pot). This would also be a great dish to make for large gatherings (just double the recipe) which brings me to my next topic. If you're having a Super Bowl party next weekend you have to make these sandwiches. Your friends and family will sing your BBQ praise:)

You will need:

1 (3-pound) lean boneless pork loin roast

1 cup of water

1 (18-ounce) bottle of barbecue sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons hot sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 1/2 cups prepackaged cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw

1/3 cup light coleslaw dressing

15 hamburger buns

  1. Trim fat from roast. Place roast and water in a 4-quart electric slow cooker. Cover with lid; cook on high-heat setting 7 hours or until meat is tender. Drain pork, discarding cooking liquid. Return pork to slow cooker, and shred with 2 forks.
  2. Add barbecue sauce and next 4 ingredients to pork in slow cooker; stir well. Reduce to low-heat setting; cover and cook 1 hour.
  3. Combine coleslaw and dressing in a bowl; toss well. Serve barbecue on buns with coleslaw.

recipe from:

Southern Living Slower Cooker Cookbook

2002 by Oxmoor House, Inc.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chicken Scallopine with Pasta

This was a SUPER easy, SUPER yummy recipe I got off of one of my favorite websites The Pioneer Woman (thanks Katie for my new obsession). If you like mushrooms and capers then you are in for a treat! Everything in this recipe are things you can find in your fridge and pantry....ok except for maybe the capers. This tastes like you picked up take-out at Carrabba's but for 1/2 the price and the best part is you don't have to get dressed up or leave the comforts of your home which is super appealing to the hubs and I after a long day at work. My new thing is to try and cook at home as much as possible to try and save $$$, instead of eating out all the time like we use to do. So as I blast Pandora in my kitchen and try out different recipes I will post the ones that are fabulous and try to forget the ones that were flops!


*click HERE for the recipe!!

10 Things I Can't Live Without

  1. MAC Studio Fix Foundation

  2. Help Me by Philosophy

  3. Coffee with International Delight Carmel Macchiato creamer

  4. Blackberry Curve 8300

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