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Root Beer Pulled Pork

My hubby loves the pulled pork from Trader Joe’s, so I’ve been looking for a similar recipe I could make at home.  I was intrigued when a friend of mine pinned Root Beer Pulled Pork http://pinterest.com/pin/91901648616715530/.  I repinned it immediately and a week later I was ready to give it a try.

Root Beer Pulled Pork is a crock pot meal, another bonus!  It is a dump and go meal.  Since Sundays are busy for us, I thought it would be a perfect day for a crock pot meal.  I used Hansen’s Root Beer and Trader Joe’s BBQ Sauce for the dish.

When we arrived home, I could smell the BBQ was burning.  I took a peak in the crock pot, and though I followed the directions and had an hour left to cook, the  BBQ along the sides of the crock pot was indeed burning.  I scraped it out and tested the meat.  It looked cooked, so I turned off the crock pot and decided to serve dinner a little early.
Truth be told, this dish was just so/so.  It could have been the BBQ I chose, which did have a bit of a quick at such a high quantity.  My hubby, who dumps Frank’s Hot Sauce on just about everything, even found it to be a little much.  So, if I decided to try this one again, I would try a different BBQ sauce with it and cook it for a shorter interval.  Though I am temped to just find another recipe on Pinterest for pulled pork.  There are a ton of them.

 

Honey Mustard Chicken in the Crock Pot

I love my crock pot, but I only have about 3 recipes that I know how to make.  So I turned to my new BFF, Pinterest. And I quickly found a pin for Summer Slow Cooker Meals: http://pinterest.com/pin/91901648616727793/. I looked through the list and picked out Honey Mustard Chicken in the Crock Pot.  Chicken, Honey Mustard, what’s not to like? It was an easy peasy meal.  But truth be told, it was just so/so.  I won’t be making this meal again, but I will try a few of the others on the list.