Sunday, April 8, 2012

More Irises

What a beautiful Easter day!  
I have to share more irises blooming
in my garden today!

Below is a Thornbird.  I think it is majestic!

OK, I'm not a goofy gardening lady (although I'm
married to a goofy gardening man)!  I can't show
you pictures of my "enchanted" garden! But I can
take shots here and there and crop the pictures
so they look pretty good.  Wish you could walk
with me in the garden.  Can't think of anything 
more pleasurable this beautiful Easter day!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Carolina Crock Pork - BBQ

We love BBQ sandwiches at our house!  I bet you do, too!

Here is a great recipe we use over and over.  I forgot to 
take a picture for this blog until after we had eaten it 
all so I took this picture off the internet.  But this is what
it looks like.  Basically, in the morning, I sear a pork loin 
roast in olive oil until it looks great and everyone in the 
house has asked, "What's cooking?"  Then I put it in the
crock pot with all the added ingredients and plug it in 
on the side porch where it cooks til about 4 pm.
(I have to set it outside on the porch because it  just
smells too good to have in the house.) Meanwhile,
go shopping! :-)

Carolina Crock Pork

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds pork loin roast
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup tomato paste (I use ketchup)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar 

   In a skillet, heat the olive oil and
brown the pork roast on all sides.
Place in a crock pot with remaining
ingredients.  Cook on high for 5 to7
hours or on low for 8 to 9 hours,
depending on the type of slow
cooker you have. When done, shred
with two forks and serve with crock
pot juices.

per serving: 380 calories; 11g carbohydrate

from Saving Dinner the Low-Carb Way by Leanne Ely