I mentioned a special project I’ve been working on, well, here it is: SUPER SUNDAY SUPPERS!!! (Credit: TC for coming up with the name unwittingly) Cook a huge blowout meal on Sunday, then eat the leftovers the rest of the week as I can. I’ve been planning menus like crazy, trying to make them the perfect combination, and so far… so good.
First up: pulled pork, cole slaw, salad to be healthy, dinner rolls, and roasted brussels sprouts with bacon. Nommm?
Nommm. Better shot for the brussels sprouts glory – because they were glorious.
Complete with dessert! I’ve made this for the blog before – strawberry love cake – but had to fix a few problems from last time (YEARS ago).
And of course, I re-badged the leftovers after I got tired of eating it the way it was.
Roasted Brussels sprouts
Strawberry love cake
Pulled pork “green chile” stew
Pulled pork: I used a random crockpot recipe to make pulled pork the normal way, vinegary deliciousness.
Cole slaw: shredded cabbage; thinly sliced red onion; white vinegar; celery salt; fresh black pepper; lemon juice. Toss and let sit in fridge till you’re ready to eat it (it wilts a little bit).
Roasted brussels sprouts: chopped in half (cuz I had big ones, but if you have small ones, by all means leave them whole); lardons of bacon; drizzled with olive oil, tossed, then roasted on a baking sheet for about 20 minutes. So good and sweet. LOVE!
Strawberry love cake: recipe as shown, but I chopped the strawberries up and incorporated them into the whipped cream instead of layering them separately. Pretty damn awesome, if you ask me, and less messy, no squishing out of berries!
Pulled pork ‘green chile’ stew: I put green chile in quotes because I didn’t actually use green chiles. I bought them, then just didn’t add them, because it was awesome enough as is.
Sautee minced garlic, onions and carrots in the bottom of a pot.
Add diced tomatoes, with juice, to ‘deglaze’.
Add black beans.
Add frozen veggies of your own choosing.
Add shredded cabbage (I had some on hand I wanted to use, but you can feel free to omit that ingredient).
Add pulled pork and stir to incorporate.
You can add some heat by adding crushed red pepper flakes, or hot sauce… I wound up eating huge bowlfuls of this, sometimes with sour cream dolloped on top as well. It was so good… the delicious pork permeating through the broth, and just… amazing!
Hope you enjoyed following along for Super Supper Sunday #1!!!