Posts tagged ‘pulled pork’

June 25, 2011

RA ah ah ah ah

I have been a HORRIBLE blogger lately. Forgive me? I have a feeling that will change next week when I’m jobless and bored though. Next thing you know you will be overloaded with 3 posts a day from me and you will wish I was still a horrible blogger 😉

Since we last talked (read?) I was heading out with my girlfriends for one last night out before my move. We started out at RA Sushi which happens to be my favorite sushi of all time! They have exciting rolls such as:

Viva Las Vegas

Crazy Monkey Roll

Mango Lobster Roll

Viva Las Vegas (to die for)

RA is a chain sushi restaurant so if you have one near you definitely check it out… They also have the best fried ice cream but alcohol and dessert usually don’t go together for me so I had to pass!

Two things I learned. 1.) My friends are like really really pretty. 2.) Never buy another dress. Rent the Runway never disappoints.

Obsessed with the dress I can’t afford.

The next day I spent recovering with my family… They made my favorite foods 🙂

Sweet Summertime.

My plate – Pre 2 chocolate chip cookies and a serving or two of “THE DESSERT” (recipe to come in the near future) Post – eating my weight in crackers & cheese, pita chips & hummus, more shrimp and baked ruffles with greek yogurt french onion dip. When I stuff myself silly I tend to get a little silly.

Or maybe that’s normal. I really don’t know anymore.

Today I met up with my friend Christina who wasn’t able to make it to my last night out. We had lunch plans at a restaurant I’ve been dying to try for about a year.

Lure’s Bar & Grille in Crownsville, MD is owned by a married couple.

It’s small, comfortable and cute.

We sipped on some wine and tangerine crushes while we browsed the menu…

I ordered the “Best Turkey Sandwich Ever”

Fresh sliced turkey, havarti cheese, bacon, avocado, spinach and red onion with honey mustard. It came with a side of sweet potato fries that I dipped in old bay. Ahhh heaven.

Christina ordered the next best thing on the menu… Pulled Pork!

That is one stacked sandwich. I tried it (obviously) and it was DELICIOUS. The food is fresh and doesn’t make you feel bleh when you leave. They also add a goldfish to every meal as presentation which I thought was super cute.

Good wine, good food and good company 🙂

Thanks for lunch Chrissy ❤

Other than these 3 days my life has been pretttty boring these past 3 weeks. I’ve been eating quick meals and trying to get rid of the food I have without going to the grocery store.

Eating huge bowls of cereal while I’m driving at stop signs.

Taking leftover grilled chicken and making buffalo chicken sandwiches or bbq chicken tortilla pizzas. Anything to not eat plain chicken over and over again 😉

I’m almosttt done packing (this doesn’t include my storage unit!)

and my boyfriend will be SO proud that I’ve gotten rid of A LOT of clothes – this bag comes up to my chest!

I’m going to end my boring Saturday night with a cup of Tasti D-Lite in honor of one of my best friend’s birthday’s!

If you can’t be with em… Eat dessert for em 😉

Happy Birthday Ash!

Countdown til I move: 4 days!!

QUESTIONS: How do you recover from a big night out?

April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

Ohh, what a weekend. Where should I begin? How about with food?? 😉

Friday night  when my boyfriend finalllllly arrived we sat down and made pulled pork sandwiches. I have 2 things to say about this. 1.) This is the easiest recipe ever. 2.) Have you ever had bone suckin sauce? You must go buy this RIGHT NOW.

Obsessed. This was my first time making pulled pork even though I order it every time I eat out if it’s on the menu. Who knew it was so easy to make?

Pulled Pork

  • 1 sliced onion
  • 3 lbs pork shoulder
  • 1 can of vegetable broth
Place it all in the crock pot on Low for 9 hours. Remove pork and shred (remove fat). Place back in the crock pot. Serve on Whole Wheat Buns. Clearly I like BBQ sauce,so my sandwich is drenched in it… But whatever you choose to do with yours, PLEASE use the bone suckin sauce. You won’t regret it.
Since I made 3 pounds there were plenty of leftovers… We could’ve easily made these sandwiches again. But I have a.d.d. and a new  pan
so it must be put to good use. Cuban panini’s sounded like a good plan to me 🙂
and they were. Whole wheat bread, honey mustard, leftover pulled pork, deli turkey, Muenster cheese and of course pickles! Sorry about the bad picture :/
Saturday was rainy so we dyed some easter eggs in the morning.
Don’t mind the clorox bottle… My boyfriend’s a little messy.
Since it was raining we needed a comforting, warm breakfast. So we had a “healthier” version of my Overnight French Toast Casserole.
The “healthier” version included whole wheat bread, egg whites, unsweetened almond milk, earth balance “butter” and sugar-free maple syrup. Still JUST as good as the regular version, so save the calories if you can 🙂
The sun magically appeared and we headed to Camden Yards to try to scalp tickets to the Baltimore vs Yankees game. My boyfriend is a HUGE baseball (yankees) fan so being the great girlfriend I am 😉 I agreed to give up my dreams of trying out the new Vegan restaurant to have blue moons and hot dogs.
Best part about it? We got FREE tickets 20 rows behind home plate!
Worst part about it?? My car was towed…To the tune of almost $400!!!!! Baltimore city is THE worst.
So annoying.
That left us a good 4 hours of sleep before Church the next day.. Somehow we managed to look presentable.
It turned out to be a BEAUTIFUL day so after taking a million pictures outside we headed to my mom’s for Easter linner.
The Easter Bunny had dropped off a basket for me – Sprinkles cupcake mix (dark chocolate), pretty cupcake liners, sugar-free peeps, jelly beans, lindt chocolates, a notepad, hand made note cards and of course REESE’S EGGS! I politely asked the Easter Bunny to go easy on the Eggs this year because I knew I would eat all of them. So there were 2… I approved.
Aren’t these notecards GORGEOUS? Every detail is hand-made… I’m saving them for a something special!
NOW, for the food. We easily ate ourselves into a food coma… But, that was the plan.
Honey Baked Ham

Spinach Salad w/ feta, dried cranberries & sunflower seeds

Grilled Corn salad with cheese, tomatoes and avocados

Homemade mac & cheese

Grandma's Mashed Potatoes

Unpictured: Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, and rolls.
My plate went like this:

Carb Loader

My boyfriend and I were in charge of dessert and I’d like to think we succeeded.

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Crumb Cake from Carlos Bakery in Hoboken

My plate:
I had to try everything 😉
It really was an AMAZING weekend (minus the car being towed) with surprisingly beautiful weather. I went to bed at 745 pm to catch up on sleep from the night before in hopes of feeling normal today. It didn’t work. BUT, I am hoping to be back on track by tomorrow. I have a little confession…
I’ve been eating horribly, not going to the gym and I’m really starting to feel gross. So, tomorrow I need to get back on track… I need to get to the gym, I need to pack healthy food and I need to get out of this funk!! Give me some motivation 🙂
Let’s make this week a good one!!

Questions: What do you do for motivation? Send me some!! 🙂 What’s your favorite memory from the weekend?