In the spirit of a “family meal,” I decided to do the Southern theme for one of my Thursday night supper club dinners.
We don’t have a dining room or a dinner table =p
Since I’ve been quite busy recently at work, making a dinner for 8 people would have been a lot of work, so I decided to try something I read ab0ut a while back ago, root beer, crock pot pulled pork. Then some simple collard greens and cornbread for some sides.
I had some draft root beer (from Abita) on hand so it worked out perfectly (though I was planning on drinking it rather than cook with it). So I dry rubbed the pork shoulder the night before and then the morning of, I placed it in a crock-pot and poured in root beer and some apple cider vinegar. This cooked pretty much all day. Always love coming home to a delicious smelling home.
When I got home from work, I shredded it, added in some BBQ sauce and stock and let it cook for another hour or so.
Then I made some vegetarian friendly collard greens while the pork was back in the crock pot. No ham hock or bacon, I know, but it was still delicious. Sauteed some onions and garlic, then covered it in veggie stock for 40 minutes. Added the tomatoes right at the end.
I had a lot of the corn meal left over from the fried green tomatoes a few weeks ago so I’ve been on this cornbread kick from scratch so I can use it all up. Simple enough, as I had all the ingredients on hand from the back of the container.
Alrighty, good night y’all!