Wednesday, 1 October 2008

To Clarify, You Make My Senses Naked

I need to clarify something. I do not hate bacon. In fact, I feel the opposite of hate. I love bacon. Looooove it. I would marry bacon if I could. When I said that I hate pork, I meant that I hate pork that tastes like pork. Dude, how many more times can I say pork? Hello nasty google searches.

My post titles are song lyrics. Every post title. I love music and have an uncanny ability to remember song lyrics. Most of the time I have a song in mind when I'm writing a post. If I can't think of a lyric (like when I'm writing about something like pork,) I go to A-Z Lyrics and do a search. Yesterday's post title is courtesy of Nat King Cole. Maybe Nat King Cole does not love bacon, I don't know.

So, in summary, my post titles do not necessarily reflect my feelings. Sometimes they are chosen randomly based on a single word (ie. pork.) In closing, I do love bacon. I would like some bacon now, please.

Also, I cannot post a picture of the pulled pork (and peach cobbler - yeah, bitches!) that I had for dinner last night. My camera is in surgery right now, getting a new optical unit. Ha ha, I said "unit" and "pork" in the same post. The story of why my camera needs a new optical unit will follow sometime this week. It's a sad story.

I will, however, post the recipe. Because Jess told me to and she scares me (kisses, Jess!)

Pulled Pork

3 large pork chops - no bone (I've made this with other porky cuts and it worked - it did not work with pork loin though)
1 large onion
about 20 garlic cloves
1 large can of chicken broth - I used the reduced sodium kind
1 can coke
1 bottle bbq sauce

Slice the onion and put in the bottom of the slow cooker. Peel and smash the garlic cloves; put on top of the onions. Place pork on onions and garlic, cover with broth. If the broth doesn't fully cover the meat, top-up with water. Cook on low for 10 - 12 hours.

Take meat out of slowcooker and put in shallow baking dish; discard cooking broth, onions & garlic.

Using 2 forks, shred meat.

Pour coke & bbq sauce over pork. I never use the whole can of coke or bottle of bbq sauce. Just use enough so that it's sloppy, not soupy. Bake in 400 degree oven for roughly an hour.

Serve on crusty rolls.

Peach Cobbler

(I had never made peach cobbler before. I wasn't sure if I should peel the peaches but everyone told me I should. I had never blanched anything before; I thought it would be a hassle. It was really easy though, and so worth it.)

4 large peaches - skins removed and cut into chunks
1/2 cup sugar
juice of one lemon

1 cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold butter (it's worth it to use butter instead of margarine in this recipe)
2/3 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon sugar

Mix together peaches, sugar and lemon juice. Place in 2-quart baking dish.

Mix together flour, 3 tablespoons flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter. Mix in buttermilk until dough forms.

Drop spoonfuls onto peaches. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar over dough.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes, until fruit is bubbly and top is browned.

This was the first time I've made this recipe. I think the next time I make it (uh, tonight - don't judge me!) I will add some cinnamon or nutmeg. Not a lot, just enough to give it a bit of a zing. Maybe I'll add some lemon zest.


  1. Mmm - bacon! I heart bacon! I would totally marry it too, if I could.

    I've recognized some of your blog titles, as I'm a huge music nerd. I've used that lyrics website many a time, because I can never remember the song names, but just the lyrics.

  2. I'm also a music nerd, but bacon is my sacred item. I love bacon with greater affection than I can show a man.

    I am glad to hear that you are not a bacon hater. That would make me sad.

  3. I like pork but I'm actually not too crazy about bacon. I know, I'm an alien.

    Anyhoo, thanks for the recipes! I need try these out so my boyfriend will love me even more (the way to a man's heart IS through his stomach!).

  4. Get in the kitchen and make me a pie!

  5. No wonder your titles mean nothing to me. I'm a music idiot. I like music. Some kinds, I like a lot. But, I can barely remember titles and musicians let alone actual lyrics.

  6. I freakin lovvvvvvvvvvvvve pulled port. Just give me a pulled pork sandwich, some coleslaw, and some sweet potato fries and I am good to go.

  7. Phew. I was worried there for a bit. I don't know if I would know how to handle the idea of you not liking bacon.

  8. Oh, and I knew they were all song lyrics, but then when you said you hated pork and you included the idea of no bacon in the post ... it had me worried. I thought there might have to be an intervention.

  9. BAAAAACONNNNNN!!! yum yum yum yum.

    uh, i stand by my prior proclamation that you should either a) send me this food or b) come visit and cook it for me. yes? :-)

  10. Clearly I have a soft spot for pulled pork and only make it in massive quantities- which I have no problem eating by myself.

    Good job on the cobbler!

  11. Oh, by the way, cinnamon and/or vanilla extract also might add to the flavor.

  12. My brother always talks about this group in Manitoba that are famous for their pork. (I say group because they are a religious group and I can't remember their name. Perhaps the Plymouth Brethren?)
    Anyways, anytime I say ANYTHING about pork, he ALWAYS starts talking about them.
    I love your song lyric titles :D

  13. You had me at bacon.

    I am SO making that cobbler.

  14. zut, i can't find your email address, BUT i wanted you to know that i had poutine today! i thought of you! i mean, it was here in VA so i doubt it was the Poutine Of Legend i've heard about, but HOT DAMN. best hangover food EVER. why doesn't every place serve it!?

  15. add oatmeal to the cobbler dough. or just make peach crisp. i am a big fan of fruit crisps...and THX 4 the recipe! that is MOVING TO A NEW HOUSE FOOD!!

  16. If I had my little way, I'd eat peaches every day.

    mmm, cobbler. You might try some ginger or allspice as well.

  17. stop teasing me. I'm hungry and it's late in the day and I have none.

  18. My roommate and I made your pulled pork last night. Well we started Sunday night, but at it for dinner last night. Yum! It was delicious and I can't wait to eat more for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  19. I made this for dinner this week, I have decided that I can't cook it overnight again because the delicious smells kept me up!

    It was AWESOME. Thank you for the recipe! I will definitely make them again. (I made coleslaw too and put that on my sandwiches with extra sauce because that is how I eat mine)