For New Years Day we wanted an easy, busy, and fun day. My parents came over to the house and with the boys we made a day of it. I put the pork shoulder into the crockpot on low overnight, because well it was 5 pounds frozen solid!!! (oops once again I forgot to defrost the meat).
We had HEAVY appetizers for most of the day, deviled eggs, meat/chess and crackers board, grapes, shrimp, tomato jam, veggie tray, mixed nuts, and we tried ham and cheese pinwheels. Unfortunately, the pinwheels were NOT a hit, in fact they were an out and out fail…YUCK!
Most of the day was spent painting BOB ROSS style, just FYI painting with oil paints takes more practice than one would think. The pictures are currently STILL drying in my garage. We watched a movie. Then my dad played chess with my youngest while my mom and hubby played Otrio with my oldest. I was in the kitchen shredding the pork and removing the fat. I DO NOT repeat do NOT like fat still in my pulled pork. I will not order while out at a restaurant because if I bite into a fatty bite, it’s not good.
Then we played a couple round of Left Center Right (LCR). The last two round were played with actual quarters instead of the blue chips. The last game was winner takes all – youngest won and took the pot. He was so excited. (Don’t tell him but his winnings will become math practice later this week)
After LCR we had dinner and then watched another movie. Dinner was amazing. Mom and Dad brought coleslaw to go with the pulled pork and they brought the buns too! So pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and coleslaw for dinner…YUM!
Pulled Pork is easy and quick. Shoulder into crockpot. Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over pork. Allow to cook all day until falling apart. Pull the pork out of the crockpot and shred. Remove the fat and toss. Then return the shredded pork to crockpot. Allow to soak up the liquid. Serve on a bun, on a potato, by itself. The coleslaw on the pork creates a wonderful combination.
Ok so this is one of those do as I say not as I do kind of things. These pictures show the sauce mixture is mixed in the crock and half cup pulled to pour over the top. It works obviously but I prefer when the full amount of mixture is poured over the top.
4-5 Pounds Pork Shoulder
½ Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups Ketchup
2 TBSP Onion Powder
1 TBSP Garlic Powder
¼ tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
3 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
Crockpot set to low. Put pork shoulder in.
Combine the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour over the pork.
Cover and cook all day on low until it is falling apart.
Remove the pork and shred. While shredding the pork remove the fat and throw away. Then when all the pork is shredded return to the crockpot and stir to allow the pork to soak up the liquids.
Serve on a bun with coleslaw as a side.