Sunday Night Supper

We tried a new recipe tonight…. Carolina Pork BBQ Tortillas.
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Pretty tasty!  I lived in North Carolina for a year during middle school (parents’ mid-life crisis?).  My family likes to go back for vacations and we always end up eating lots of BBQ while we are there.  I didn’t think it was quite the same…but pretty close!
• 2 lb pork roast
• 1/3 cup(s) cider vinegar
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1 tsp kosher salt
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
• 8 small tortillas
• 2 lb pork roast
• 1/3 cup(s) cider vinegar
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1 tsp kosher salt
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
• 8 small tortillas
1. Place pork loin (we used pork loin rib end roast) in crock pot and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or until tender. Remove and shred meat in a large bowl.
2. Combine the vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and cayenne in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling. Reduce to medium low and simmer 5 minutes. Pour over the pork and stir.
3. Spoon pork in center of each tortilla and top with desired toppings.

***Nate added a little red pepper for some extra spice.***

This recipe was super easy and left us with a lot of leftovers….BONUS!!  The smell of vinegar in my house...not such a bonus...but still worth it!

Sunday Night Supper

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that I have trouble in the kitchen.

I tried to cook oatmeal on Saturday morning.  This is what happened…

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I don’t like oatmeal anyways.

There is one dish that I am capable of making….mac&cheese casserole.  I’ve been a little under the weather this week-end and wanted a nice comfort dish.

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Look.  Proof that I am allowed in the kitchen. 

I was in charge of the casserole.  Nate was in charge of the Parmesan chicken.

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We make a good team.

After about 45 minutes we had a tasty supper...

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We placed the hot casserole dish on our new trivet. 
Nate’s parents brought it back from Costa Rica.  It’s made from Costa Rican wood. Fancy.

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Hope you had a great week-end!

Mac & Cheese Casserole (Family recipe from my grandmother)
8oz macaroni
3 T. butter
2 T. flour
2 c. milk
1 t. salt
2 c. grated or cubed cheese (We use Velveeta. Healthy.)
¼ c. buttered bread crumbs
Cook macaroni until tender. Drain and rinse.
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add flour and blend.
Add milk. Cook and stir until the resulting sauce is smooth and thickened.
(This takes forever and I know it’s done when I can’t handle stirring anymore).
Add salt and all but ¼ c. cheese. Stir over low heat until cheese is melted.
Combine with macaroni and pour into greased casserole dish.
Top with remaining cheese and bread crumbs.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until heated and lightly brown on top.

Parmesan chicken (Edited recipe.  Supposedly a Noodles knock-off)
Mix 1 cup of the flour with 1 cup bread crumbs and 1 cup parmesan cheese.
Dredge a chicken breast in plain flour, then dip it into heavy cream, then finally into the parmesan breading.
Heat a skillet with 1 T vegetable oil, then place the breaded chicken into the pan. Cook on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden and flip over to cook other side. (We cut ours into strips to make sure they were cooked through).