I was going to make this week’s post about the amazing meatballs I made this week, but since I got the flu shortly after (not related to the food just a fluke but enough to make me not want to think about a meatball for awhile) and the fact that I needed something quick for my family since I was out for the count, I thought I would leave you with the perfect pulled pork.
One of my big tips for shopping is to always buy on sale. This goes for meat too. I got a 2.5 lb pork shoulder for $6.57 because it was the day before the sell by date. Well for me, that date means very little because I freeze pretty much all of my meat when I get done shopping, unless I am eating it that day. Since it’s going in the freezer, I always, always buy the marked down meat because it is still fresh, they just are running out of time to sell it on their floor.
Anyway, I realized that being in bed for two straight days, I had nothing to make my family for dinner and for the big Steelers vs. Ravens game! I knew Kevin wouldn’t be getting up during that game, so it needed to be something easy and flexible, but I didn’t defrost anything. I quickly googled to see what I could make and I found out that I could make a pork roast in the crock pot EVEN IF IT’s STILL FROZEN! OMG how have I not known this before! Do you understand how much money in take out this could have saved me!
So I grabbed my little frozen porker and threw him in the crock pot on high with water just covering the top. At about hour 4.5 I switched it to low because I noticed it was already falling apart and we were no where near ready to eat! Once we were ready, I strained the roast, discarded the water, pulled the pork and then tossed in my BBQ sauce. I was able to score some Emeril’s BBQ Bam sauce at the store on sale for $0.50! My husband claims it is by far the best pulled pork I have ever made!
I made two quick baked potatoes and steamed some quick vegetables and we had a nice little dinner that cost me under $10! Now what can be better than that — oh yeah, enough to take for lunch tomorrow too! 🙂