Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I do love leftovers

While back in NC the bf and I are staying with a very good friend. Because she is being so amazing and letting us stay with her for the better part of a month, the bf and I cleaned her place to day and also made a bit of dinner. Don't worry SNR this is one of many many meals you get from me while I squat on your couch.

Anyway, last night the bf, SNR and I made a wonderful dinner to celebrate the fact that her A/C was working again (long story, don't ask). Dinner consisted of her tailgate pork tenderloin, my mac and cheese and sweet potato fries. It was fantastic and there were a ton of leftovers which I turned into bbq pulled pork sandwiches today.

Emeril's BBQ Sauce (found on foodnetwork.com and I made it my own)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 can tomato paste
2 tablespoons molasses
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cola
1 teaspoon each: pepper, salt, Emeril's Essence, cumin, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes

In a small saucepan combine all ingredients. Whisk well as the sauce comes to a simmer. Allow to simmer over low heat until ready to combine with the pork.

Just heat the leftover pork in the oven and cut into chunks. Place in a large bowl and pour the sauce over the pork. Serve with sliced red onions, and coleslaw

Coleslaw (I used a bag o slaw with dressing included)
1/4 red onion finely minced
bag of coleslaw mix
package of coleslaw dressing (about 3 tablespoons)
1 - 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Salt, Pepper, Essence to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Allow to refrigerate for about 30 before serving so that the flavors can combine.

I served this with frozen sweet potato fries and potato salad (store bought, Lowe's Foods makes great potato salad).

It's so good to be back :-)


Sparkle Sparkle said...

i love that you celebrate the AC working, not that as a South Carolina girl I don't appreciate what an important thing the AC is!

CTB said...

What a lucky friend having Chef Katie stay with her!