I am so so so so so excited to be going home this weekend. This year has been crazy and with all of the hub bub I haven’t gotten to go home since Christmas…. There is something seriously wrong with that last statement. 7 months flew by, but I finally get to go home and I couldn’t be more pumped. I have such a great family and our times together are always so much fun…and…filled with food. And usually lots of it.
Being Italian ensures three things.
1. There will be plenty of food at every single gathering
2. Copious amounts of alcohol will be consumed.
3. You can guarantee that the neighbors are usually on the verge of calling the cops because the loud yelling makes them think someone is getting robbed. Most of our conversations end like this:
“Why are you yelling?” “I’m not yelling, this is how I talk” (in a very loud voice)
Going home and surrounding yourself with people you love is such a great way to recharge your engine! I can’t wait!!
But the point of this post was not to tell you about my trip which I am sure you could care less. It is actually to pass on a new and amazing recipe I found. I have been dying to try this recipe for so long now and haven’t gotten a chance. BUT I am posting it here for one, to share how awesome it looks and two, to promise myself that I will make it within a week. I usually never cook pork but this looked too good to pass up. So I hope you enjoy! I grabbed this recipe from Paleo Eats.
You can check out the recipe here!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- 1 (6-8 pound) pork butt, also called pork shoulder
- 2 tablespoons coarse salt
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 8 whole cloves garlic, smashed
- 4 chipotle peppers (canned or dried)
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup orange juice
Start by trimming the fat, if you want you may want to hold on to the trimmed fat and render it for your own personal use. If not you can discard it. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker, set it to low and leave for 8 hrs. After it has cooked 8 hrs, place it in a large bowl, remove the bone, and now it’s time to “pull” the pork. Grab a couple of forks to separate the meat and there you have it!!
I can’t wait to give this a try and if you make it before I do, post your comments below!
Stay Active, Stay Healthy, and Hug your Family!