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What's for dinner Wednesday?

Posted May 29, 2013




Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas for what to make with all the great deals you have bought on sale recently.

What's on your menu tonight?


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  • Coupon Nana May 29, 2013


    Thanks for the recommendations! Will try bun bo hue. Have had a version of papaya salad and really liked it. Will try theirs as well.

    Do you have a favorite Thai restaurant in this area?

    As for the shift in grocery shopping - You cook from scratch and so creatively that you will be just fine adjusting to the differences in local grocery stores. You will probably find some new, interesting specialty-type grocery stores.

    Loving support from family so close by will be well worth the change.

    Again, good luck in your new adventure and challenge!!!

  • wildfrenchrose May 29, 2013

    Yes, and so delicious. And the flavor could be easily changed up depending on the sauce you use, or adding extra herbs/spices.

  • NAVY MOM May 29, 2013

    And I already have these ingredients on hand! Easy meal!

  • NAVY MOM May 29, 2013

    Thanks a bunch for re-posting it. I plan on cooking that on Friday. Sounds so delicious!!

  • wildfrenchrose May 29, 2013

    I stored the pork and the cooking liquid separately on Sat night so fat would congeal & I could scrap it off. Sorry, last post.

  • wildfrenchrose May 29, 2013

    I didn't mind posting it again, Navy Mom (I was once too!) it just won't all go in one post. I usually batch cook on weekends and just warm stuff up during the week. This one I did the first part of the cooking on Sat, got it out to cool and shred, but in fridge. Strained the liquid, put in fridge. Sun am, scooped the fat off the top of liquid and finished up the crockpot cooking then.

  • wildfrenchrose May 29, 2013

    cup barbecue sauce. Add the liquid 1/2 cup a time, stirring each time, until pork reaches the moisture level you desire.
    Continue cooking the pulled pork for another 1-2 hours on low.

  • wildfrenchrose May 29, 2013

    Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

    􀂃4-6 lb bone-in pork shoulder roast

    􀂃2 medium onions, chopped

    􀂃4 cloves garlic, crushed

    􀂃3/4 c apple cider vinegar

    􀂃3/4 c light brown sugar

    􀂃2 Tbls chili powder

    􀂃2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce

    􀂃18 oz barbecue sauce, divided

    􀂃2 Tbls mustard

    1. Add the onions and garlic to the bottom of the slow cooker.
    2. Place the roast fat side up on top of the onions and garlic.
    3. Combine brown sugar, chili powder, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and barbecue sauce (reserving 1/2 cup for later). Spread over the top of pork.. Pour in the apple cider vinegar.
    4. Cook on high for 3 hours and then switch to low for another 5-6 hours. Removed the roast and shred with two forks, discarding any fat and bone.
    5. After removing the roast, pour the liquid in the slow cooker through a strainer and set aside.
    6. Add the pulled pork back to the slow cooker along with 1-3 cups of reserved liquid and remaining 1/2 cup bar

  • NAVY MOM May 29, 2013

    Wildfrenchrose I don't see the recipe-looked in last few days whats for dinner threads and dont see it

  • wildfrenchrose May 29, 2013

    Go back to yesterdays thread--I put it in there. It was the first time I used the recipe, but it's fantastic!