Hi, friends! Thank you so much for all of your kind words on Monday’s post! I loved getting to share our exciting news with all of you!
I have a video of the reveal to share, but first, let’s talk WIAW!
I am all about snacks right now. I need multiple snacks throughout the day to keep myself from getting too hungry at work!
Snapea crisps, cocoa almonds, and a pudding snack.
An all-natural fruit strip and a protein bar.
Pineapple has been on sale recently, and I’m loving it!
Leftover whole-wheat pasta with marinara sauce, broccoli, and Parmesan cheese.
Breaded chicken breasts (I just coat thinly sliced chicken breasts with Italian bread crumbs, cook them in a pan with olive oil until they’re a little brown on both sides, and then finish them off in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees), served with sweet potato “fries” and veggies in a light cheese sauce.
A couple of mini Twix. Yum.
Today’s recipe is thanks to my blogger buddy, Amy. She blogs over at Fearless Homemaker, and she rocks. Her food pictures are always gorgeous, and she makes some incredibly tasty meals. Go check her out.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
(Slightly modified from fearless homemaker’s recipe)
Makes 10-12 sandwiches
For the rub:
- 3 tbsp. paprika
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. dry mustard
- 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 3 tbsp. coarse sea salt
- 7 lb. bone-in pork roast (I used a Boston butt)
- 16 oz. Dr. Pepper
- 1.5 tbsp. hickory liquid smoke (found near the BBQ sauce in the grocery store)
- 20-24 oz. bottle of BBQ sauce
- Whole-wheat buns
- Combine all of the rub spices together. Rub them on the pork roast. Put the roast in a large bowl and cover the bowl with Saran wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning, place the roast in the slow cooker. Add Dr. Pepper and liquid smoke. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- When the pork is finished cooking, pull it out of the slow cooker and put it into a bowl. Remove the bone and throw away. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and dump the rest out.
- Shred the pork with two forks. Return the meat back to the slow cooker. Add the majority of the BBQ sauce bottle, but leave a little in the bottle for serving. Stir BBQ sauce into the pork. Add the reserved cooking liquid and stir again. Cover the slow cooker and let the meat cook on low for another 30 minutes, or until the meat is warmed up again.
- Serve on buns with a little extra BBQ sauce. Enjoy!
This recipe was so easy, made a ton of leftovers, and was super delicious.
It would be great to make for a party or other event, because it makes so much. And who doesn’t like pulled pork?!
Well, except for maybe the pig.
And finally …
When I hold up the cupcake to someone on the left side of the screen, that was my mom, who we had Skyped on Brandon’s phone. Then behind me on the desktop computer was Brandon’s brother and his family.
For those who are pregnant or may become pregnant in the future, I highly recommend doing the gender reveal with your family. It makes it so much more special.
Question for ya …
Best thing you’ve eaten this week?
Do you have a favorite place to get BBQ?
Share with me some of your favorite healthy snacks! I’d love some new ideas!