Have you ever heard of a show called Sons of Anarchy? (Yes, I’m being sarcastic.)
Here’s the deal. While I am supposed to be cleaning, painting, and hanging pictures for my newly “decorated” house*, all I can think about is this stupid show.
I know, I know……a day late and a dollar short. As usual.
But have you seen it? It’s seven seasons long, and I’m just starting season six.
So, you see, I’ve been ignoring everything else in my house. My husband doesn’t quite understand why I’m not complaining about his hours-on-end pre-golf tournament coverage on tv. In fact, I’m encouraging his “me” time.
Kids? Um, well, you know, they are at an age where they can entertain themselves. And outside play is favored anyway for them. Yes, my daughter can bring her dolls outside. And yes, my son can watch the ants.
Food has been optional in this house lately. Canned soups are a staple and my kids know how to make their own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches all by themselves now.
But eventually, I think that “Mother of the Year” award might be questioned, so I opted for a warm, home-cooked meal this past weekend. Kids were in shock, husband fainted, and I still got to watch my show. Because this is the EASIEST meal ever!
Make it, watch Jax, Chibs, Tig, and Bobby, and pat yourself on your back. You DO deserve the “Mother of the Year” award.
* I’m totally kidding.
Recipe Source: How Sweet Eats
- 1 (5 to 6 pound) pork shoulder
- ¼ cup loosely packed light brown sugar
- 1½ t. smoked paprika
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. black pepper
- ½ t. chili powder
- ½ t. onion powder
- 1½ T. canola oil
- ⅓ cup beer
- 1 to 2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce
- In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili and onion powders. Set aside.
- With paper towels, pat the pork dry, then take about half of the spice mixture and rub it all over the outside of the pork.
- In a large dutch oven, heat the canola oil over high heat. Once it starts to shimmer, add the pork and sear on all sides, about 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Turn off the heat, and add pork to a lined large slow cooker.
- Add the beer to the slow cooker and pork.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (can go up to 10 hours).
- Get two forks and shred the pork in the slow cooker after cooked. Add the remaining spice mixture, along with a cup or so of barbecue sauce.
- Mix well and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
- Serve with additional barbecue sauce, mustard, and lots of pickles.
- ** This is even better the next day. It is also a fantastic freezable meal. Take meat and put in a Ziploc bag, and freeze. To defrost, just take it out the night before. Add to a pot and cook on low until warm.