Sunday, September 20, 2015

Week 2: Houston Texans @ Carolina Panthers

This weekend we visited North Carolina. I consulted a foodie friend and she told me that if I intend to do North Carolina any justice, I'd make pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw. I said okay and stepped up to the challenge.

This was going to be a hard one because I do not really eat pork. After some thought, I decided to go ahead and make the pork as well as some chicken on the side. That way, I could have my sandwich and my family could have the pork.

Recipes:
Iron Skillet Chicken-
1/2 pound chicken tenderloin
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 half thinly sliced onion
1 tablespoon cayanne
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
salt & black pepper to taste
Directions-
1. Mix ingredients in a bowl. Add chicken (I used tenderloin)
2. Preheat cast iron skillet on medium high heat.
3. Add oil and let come to temp.
4. Add couple pieces of chicken in one by one. Let cook until browned (about 2-3 minutes).
5. Flip and let brown on other side (1-2 minutes). Remove.
6. Repeat until all chicken is cooked.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches-
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
3 lbs pork shoulder
Directions-
1. Place pork in slow cooker.
2. Mix rest of ingredients and pour over pork. Make sure pork is coated on both sides with marinade.
3. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or slow for 8-10 hours.
4. Once time is up, take pork out. Shred (make sure to remove any huge pieces of fat). Place back in juices and serve.
We found this recipe on Knorr.com.

Easy Coleslaw-
This is the easiest part of the cooking process. In the grocery store, grab a bag of coleslaw mix (in the pre-bagged lettuce aisle). While you're in the store, also go to where the salad dressings and condiments are. You'll see a bottle of coleslaw dressing. We used Kraft.

When you get home, dump the coleslaw mix into a serving bowl. Empty about 1/2 of the bottle dressing into the bowl and mix. If you like extras in your coleslaw, feel free to add them. We like thinly sliced broccoli so that was added. Put in the fridge and serve when ready.

We lost this game and boy was it disappointing. Luckily, we had some good food to drown our sorrows with. See you next weekend in Tampa Bay!


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