Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sounds weird right? It's so good! When it first starts to cook you think you're going to have root beer flavored meat. By the end it's very subtle and yummy!

1 pork tenderloin roast about 3 lbs
1-2 cans of root beer, no diet please
1-2 onions cut kind of chunky
3 cloves garlic minced
1 jar chili sauce (I didn't have any so I used taco sauce, still good)
salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a crockpot and cook on high for 6 hours. Shred the pork with two forks. Put shredded pork back in the crock pot with all the juices and root beer, cook on low for another 3 hours. Toast the buns under the broiler and load it up with the meat. I'm tellin' you it's good!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Applesauce Jumbles

My mother-in-law makes these on occasion. She always puts them in the "cookie tupperware" Let me tell you you will never see a more excited human than me when I see that beautiful fog colored tupperware sitting on the counter.

2 3/4 c. flour                            3/4 c. applesauce
1 1/2 c. brown sugar              1/2 c. shortening
1 tsp. salt                                 2 eggs
1/2 tsp. soda                           1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon                      1 6-oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 tsp. cloves 

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 10-11 minutes (Be careful not to overbake).  Remove immediately.  Cool.  Spread with glaze.

Brown Butter Glaze:  

Heat 3 tablespoons margarine over low heat until golden brown.  Remove from heat.  Blend in about one cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Stir in 2-3 tablespoons water until spreading consistency.  Spread on top of cooled cookies. 
*A little tip: put a piece of bread in with the cookies when you store them to keep them nice and soft.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cranberry Chicken

This one is a good one to just throw in and let it go all day so you don't have anything to worry about at dinner time.

2 chicken breasts
1 c barbeque sauce
1 can whole berry cranberries
1/2 onion chopped fine
1/2 c celery chopped (optional)
2 c cooked rice

Throw everything in the crockpot together and let it go for 4-6 hours on high. Shred the chicken and serve over rice.