I am addicted to my freezer cooking. This weekend I bought a bulk package of boneless pork chops that were on sale and then I read Ortsofsorts blog: Carolina Pulled Pork recipe. As I was thinking about dinner yesterday, I thought “I can do that!”.
So at lunch time I pulled out my crock pot and a big ziplock bag. I proceeded to make up one for dinner and one to freeze for later. I was salting and peppering and dug out my paprika. Added extra brown sugar and cheated on the vinegar. And then I pulled the ketchup out of the fridge.
It was like a nightmare. I was all but out of ketchup!! I don’t run out of ketchup. I pulled out my little stool and peered at the top of the pantry and found my back up mayo, my back up mustard, relish, BBQ sauce, honey, creamer, any condiment you can come up with I have it – except my ketchup!!!!
Now I was in a conundrum. I’d already added the brown sugar and vinegar. What to do. What to do.
I grabbed both meals and took them to the sink and dumped out most of the vinegar, grabbed a bottle of BBQ sauce and dumped half in one meal and half in the other!
Thank goodness I don’t have to be exact when I cook! Instead of making the sauce while the pork chops cooked I’ll just use pre-made sauce and let that reduce down!
Makes me really happy I watch the Food Network! 🙂
I had a couple hours after work before I had to pick up Mr. T, so I went to run a couple of errands, only to get a text from him that rehearsal was cancelled and he was riding the bus home. Ugh. My son doesn’t carry his house key. I’m home 90% of the time and when I’m not, usually we know in advance and he takes his key. I told him that I had just left and to use our secret entrance.
I ran only one errand and then swung by the house and picked him up so he could get some drive time in and we ran the other errands, one of which included finding a place that sold coleslaw. I didn’t want to go into Wal-Mart, or any other store, but Chicken Express came to our rescue! One quick stop in the drive-thru (and as long as we were there we had to get a couple of sweet teas) and we were on our way back home.
The pork chops had the house smelling great, and I took a fork and tongs and just shredded it in the crock pot and T pulled out some plates. We both decided that open faced sandwiches would be the way to go, so I open a bun, piled on the pulled pork and topped it with a heaping of coleslaw.
I love when mistakes taste good! Now I just have to go get some ketchup!!
And – guess what day it is? It’s Supernatural Tuesday!! The start of Season 9 is tonight and I’m beyond excited!!