Playing with my food

I haven't disappeared, I've just been up to my elbows and nose in icing sugar and cocoa. Bob, my well loved stand mixer, has been working non-stop, yesterday alone going through 7 washings in one day for his bowl. I think he is getting a little tired and is looking forward to a break, though he's got awhile to go before he gets one.

In the meantime, here is a lovely little recipe I threw together last month for dinner. About the same time I made this, several other blogs were also featuring the same thing - we must have all been longing for summer and bbq at the same time, hence the abundance of pulled pork sandwiches.

My sandwiches started with an inexpensive pork roast in my slow cooker, drenched in a sauce I threw together using the ketchup I had made during the summer time. Several hours later, the succulent meat fell apart at a touch of the fork and was stuffed into soft buns and enjoyed along with corn on the cobb and homemade coleslaw, more memories of summer.

With the mountains of snow outside my door right now, I sure could use some summer right now!

Happy first day of winter, btw!

Memories of Summer BBQ Sauce

2 cups ketchup, lovingly made during a warm summer day (or storebought)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
2 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2-3 dashes chili and garlic hot sauce

Mix together until there are no lumps, in a medium sauce pan. Heat until gently boiling and allow to bubble for about 5 minutes, reducing a bit.

For pulled pork sandwiches, pour over pork roast in slow cooker, place on lid and walk away for at least 5-6 hours.

For best flavor, lick drippings from your fingers while imaging sunshine all around you.



4 comments:

breadchick said...

oh I could go for some stick to your ribs bbq right now.

Deborah said...

Wow - that is a lot of snow!! The sandwiches sound amazing.

Alison said...

That's what I call snow!! I wished we'd at least have a white Christmas while I'm in TN with my family, but I don't think it will happen :(

BC said...

I love the picture. That umbrella won't be opening for a while.