Sam's Club has been having fulll pork loins at $1.68/lb.
That's some mighty fine eats for less than half the price of beef! So I've been buying one a week, slicing it and putting it in the freezer because you just know the price of pork is not going to stay low. Something will happen, there'll be a big ol' blizzard or swine flu and the price will skyrocket... and I'll be hankerin' for pork chops and applesauce.
Anyway, there's always a gnarly end on the loin, a fattier portion that doesn't make good chops, and I decided to get inventive!!! I took a great new seasoning I found at the Public Market and smothered the end pieces with it. Now in retrospect, I should have blended that seasoning with 3/4 cup of brown sugar and some cajun heat....
So 2 tablespoons fruity rub spice blend
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
Mix together, rub on fatty pork pieces. Lay in bottom of crock pot.
Cover with heavy duty aluminum foil. Then cover it again, a double layer of aluminum foil to hold the heat close to the meat. Turn on high...
Cover and walk away for about 4 hours..... Or less, depending on how much you put in there.
Uncover, pull apart with fork, add favorite barbecue sauce.
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!!
I'm not sure if I have a picture of the finished product!!! What is the matter with me???? EEEK!
First, I am so excited that I've turned in Grace Haven 2 book...
It is a beautiful story of forgiveness and healing and moving on...
And "Refuge of the Heart" releases in SIX WEEKS.... And yes, it is okay to run and pre-order it if you want to, I love that Franciscan Media fell in love with this story, the story of a war-torn refugee and her chance for a new and beautiful life here, in America. Here's the link to Amazon and of course I want you to check it out!!! WHY WOULDN'T I?????
A few free-form Artisan loaves to be that cool person!!!! I've always wanted to be that cool person, LOL!
So why do we humans mess up so much??? :) Waving from upstate where the Crockpot and the big portable roaster oven and the deep fryer live outside... "Summer Kitchen" stuff, at its best!