Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday at the Table

Lovely Yellow Ribbons
I was born in Louisville, Kentucky almost 28 years ago, though I don't remember living there too much! We moved away to Ohio when I was about 4yrs old and we lived there for like a month before my father’s job decided it would rather open a new shop in the Reading, PA area. So there we go off and moving to Reading, PA (well the surrounding boroughs of.) A great deal of my childhood was spent there and I have many, many fond memories of our time there. When I was about 11yrs old my father’s company (the same that moved us to PA) decided that they were going to expand and that the man for the job was none other than my old man! So we once again packed up shop and moved where they told us too! Where to you are asking huh?!


Charlotte, NC to be exact…I was in love with our new home as much as my 11yrs allowed me to love it! I loved everything about our new home! The neighborhood was full of children my age and younger…that meant lots of babysitting opportunities. The elementary school was bike riding distance (I thought that was the best thing ever…but now that I think back I don’t think I ever actually rode my bike to school!) and even better I was going to be in the 5th grade! That excitement lasted all of about 2 min LOL!
About 2 years later my parents made the decision to buy a home in Rock Hill, SC (it was only an extra 30min to the commute for them but it destroyed my world LOL! As anything severe like that happening in a 14yr olds life does! This move was a wonderful decision that to be honest at the time I couldn’t see! But now that we move every couple of years for my husband’s job I can totally see it from both points of view! I do think I may do things a little differently when it comes to explaining to my children the ins and outs of moving! I think Moving so much as a child prepared me for the moving as an adult though now the question I ask my parents is why did you never use moving companies?!?!? Especially for the big state to state moves! Ugh they make life so much easier LOL! Now that we live the Nomadic Military life people are constantly asking where are you from and when they do my response is always… South Carolina! I may not have been born there but that place for me is Home! It holds the best and the worst memories! But I wouldn’t change a one of them!
Paula's Deviled Eggs

But anyways moving south developed my taste buds into new and exciting things!!! There are so many things that I miss about the South and the culinary genius that is SOUTHERN cooking!! Now don’t get me wrong the Northern region had some wonderful food as well but IMHO nothing compares to a good down home cooked southern style comfort dinner!!! So a couple of things I miss the most are Sweet Tea (everywhere there…3places here!!), and REAL Carolina style BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches!!! YUMMY!!!! I have found a recipe that is AMAZING...and the best part about it is …a Crockpot Recipe!!! I found this while perusing the wonderful Recipe Applications on my iPhone technology is wonderful!!!

Ok so these are the ingredients you are going to need:

2md-lg onions, quartered

2tbls brown sugar (I used Dark Brown)

1tbls paprika

2 teaspoons of salt (I used Hawaiian Sea Salt)

½teaspoon Pepper

4-6lb boneless Pork Butt or Shoulder Roast (I use bone in)

2/3 cup Vinegar

4Tsp Worstershire Sauce

1Tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 ½ tsp Sugar

½ tsp Dry Mustard

½ tsp Garlic Salt

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Hamburger Buns

Cole Slaw (Optional)


1. Place quartered onions in the Crockpot

2. Combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper. Rub entire surface area of the roast. Place Roast fat side up on top of the Onions.


3. Combine red pepper flakes, sugar, mustard, garlic salt, cayenne, cider vinegar, and worstershire sauce. Stir to mix well. Drizzle ¼ of the mixture over Roast Cover and Refrigerate remaining vinegar mixture.

4. Cover roast and cook on Low for 10-12 hours or on high for 5-6hours. Remove meat and chop or shred. Chop onions.

5. Serve meat and onions on Hamburger buns, if desired top meat with coleslaw. Pass the remaining vinegar mixture to drizzle over sandwiches!


(P.S. I forgot to take finished pictures!! I promise it was delicious and beautiful LOL)

1 comment:

KissMeSailor said...

Where?! Where did you find Sweet Tea (yes, I capitalize it, it's just THAT important) on this godforsaken island? And was ANY of it GOOD??

Ruby Tuesday's tea sucks. Dixie Grill's is ok, but to me has never tasted fresh... where else?

And are you making yours with decaf now? ;]