Today's Pinterest find is our first recipe. I've never made pulled pork, although I love it, and this recipe was touted as "easy," "few ingredients," and very tasty. Can't beat that!
has been wanting to learn to do more in the kitchen. But, teaching all
day and coming home to a few hours of putting dinner together doesn't
lend itself well to a feeling of patience and teaching in the kitchen,
so summer seemed the perfect time. Therefore Olivia made our pulled
Instead of really teaching to cook, this
time is more to teach her how to read and follow a recipe, and use the
tools of the kitchen along the way. If she can do that she should be
able to cook almost anything. A couple of years ago Olivia got an Easy
Bake Oven, which she wanted and was so excited about. I did the first
few items with her, but then she was on her own. And it wasn't pretty.
She and Braeden still reminisce about the "donut" that was actually a
flat piece of yuck. Because she didn't follow the recipe. She skipped
steps, didn't pay attention, and just kind of went along doing the main
things it required. I showed her where she went wrong and how important a recipe was to follow the steps in order and completely. And needless to say it didn't work out. So,
hopefully, with maturity and determination, our time in the kitchen this
go around will result in many happy foods!
Ingredients: Pork Roast, 1/2 bottle BBQ, seasoning salt, 1 can Pepsi (or Dr Pepper, etc)
Mix 1/2 bottle of BBQ and can of pop (or do you call it soda?) :) in the
crock pot. Cover the roast with seasoning salt and add to the crock
pot. Recipe then says cook on low for four hours, shred meat, and cook
2+ additional hours. We were gone today for 6 hours and left it on low
the whole time, still turned out fantastic.
Olivia did great following the very easy recipe. She learned about washing hands after handling raw meat, how to shred, etc.
I think when we make this again (and we will, it was GOOD!), I will try the Dr Pepper for a bit more flavor, and add some more BBQ too, but it was tasty as is! A hit!
Original recipe found HERE.
2 months ago