Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pulled Pork Recipe

I got an awesome recipe from my brother! I just had to try it right away!! Jim said he cooks the pork in his crock pot Saturday night, all night. In the morning, he shreds the pork & adds the BBQ sauce & then lets it cook for a little bit more. By the time football is starting, his pulled pork is ready to snack on for the rest of the day. Genius!!

Pulled Pork
**I got his recipe from my brother, Jim. It turned out so good! I did not include the onions or cloves. I think this may become a big hit on Sundays while watching the Carolina Panthers play football!**

4lb pork roast
2 onions, sliced, divided
1 onion, chopped
5-6 whole cloves
2 cups water
16oz bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
salt & pepper

1. Place one sliced onion at the bottom of crock pot.
2. Stud pork roast with cloves and season with salt & pepper.
3. Place roast in slow cooker on top of the sliced onion. Cover with the second sliced onion and add enough water to fill crock pot 2/3 of the way.
4. Cover and cook on low 8-12 hours.
5. remove roast. Remove and discard cloves, bone and fat as well as any water, onions and grease remaining in pot.
6. Use a fork or fingers to pull roast apart and shred.
7. Return the pulled pork to crock pot. Mix in the chopped onion and BBQ sauce and cover.
8. Heat on high 1-3 hours or until onions are soft.

I cooked my roast Saturday night. Once I returned home from church, I shredded the pork & let the pork & BBQ sauce sit in the crock pot on "Keep Warm" for the rest of the day. Justin was working today so we didn't eat the pork until dinner time. It was delicious!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Zoo Day!

College football has offically started which means, NO ONE in Alabama goes anywhere on Saturdays! This is good for us because we can go to the Birmingham Zoo & not have to fight crowds on a Saturday!

The Birmingham Zoo has 5 new lion cubs. The zoo is having a celebration since the lion cubs are now with their parents, on display. There was face painting & we got to see the "King of the Jungle" perform a bit.

Ready for some zoo fun!

Checking out the elephants!

The Lions!

My Lion! :)

Waiting in line to get the kid's faces painted.

David's Turn!

Grace's Turn!

Nanny bought each of the kids a lion stuffed animal.

BIG Lion!

We ate our lunch by the splash pad at the zoo. The kids loved playing in the water!

Of course, we had to go for a ride on the carosel!

Grace waving to Mommy! So cute!

My big kids!

Grace was NOT happy to get off!!

But then we went over to the play ground, & both kids were happy!

For dinner, I made pizzas. I used to the Honey Pizza Dough recipe.

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Trip to Nanny & Grandpa's House!

Nanny had an eye appointment this morning so she needed to drive back home yesterday for the night. Justin was working late Thursday night, so the kids & I packed ourselves up & went with Nanny to Montgomery. I am in a lot of pain! The pain medicine for my tooth doesn't do anything for me but make me feel loopy, which I do not like! I called the dentist this morning & he basically told me I will just have to ride out the pain. I am hoping to get some relief in the next couple days because I am having a hard time sleeping at night. Thank God my Mom is around to help with the kids!

Nanny has some play shoes for Grace at her house. Grace LOVES to walk (and sometimes run) in them around the house. Below Grace is sporting her night gown with her matching high heels!

After Nanny's eye appointment, we all headed back to Birmingham. We are looking forward to a fun filled weekend with Justin!