Good morning to the blog world!
Hope you thoroughly enjoyed your Sunday. Mine was pretty typical. I even got some reading done, which was great! I have been known to “collect” books to read. I probably have 10+ books waiting to be opened, with a few more on the way thanks to Barnes & Noble post-holiday clearance. Guess I need to get off the computer more!
I just finished Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue, one of 2010’s books du jour (excellent by the way, 5 stars!), and I’m currently reading Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars. Any of you a King fan? I adore his books. I’ve been a fan for over a decade and collect his books in hardcover. He is an amazing writer and can hook me in like none other. This one is actually a collection of four stories, but typically I like his books the longer the better (Under the Dome was a thousand plus pages!).
I really do enjoy reading and have always been a “reader.” I was the 10-year-old that brought a book to a restaurant because I couldn’t put it down. I find now though, that I’m spending more time on the computer than anything else. This obviously isn’t a new trend, but with all the time spent blogging, I’m missing my book time.
Also, I’m not sure I will ever want an e-reader. I know, I know, everyone says that until they get one, but I love the physical being of a book. I love how they look all piled up, I love how they look organized, and I love how they look (and smell) in my hands while I’m reading them.
Anyway, I try to keep my GoodReads account updated (sometimes I slack a bit), but if you’d like to add me, just click the word GoodReads!
So I posted yesterday about breaking in my new crock pot. I went with pulled pork, and just used a mash of recipes + the crock pot booklet to make it.
(Am I the only one that kind of feels like I’m cheating when I make a crock pot meal?)
2.25 lbs pork shoulder (I asked for 2 and that’s what I got)
1 cup all natural root beer or ginger ale
1 medium onion, chopped/sliced and separated
1 bottle BBQ sauce, as all natural as you can find
salt and pepper to taste
organic wheat hamburger buns
I trimmed what fat I could from the pork and seasoned with salt and pepper before putting it in the crock pot. I sliced about half the onion and threw it in there as well, making sure some got under the pork. Then I put in the cup of all natural ginger root beer, and cooked on high for 6 hours.