Crockpot Sunday

I’ve been cold all weekend.  All winter, too, actually.  I wanted to throw together something spicy to keep me warm during the week nights, so I dug out the ol’ crock pot and threw some things in.  It counts as cooking if you just throw together some ingredients, right?

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Is pork shoulder the same thing as pork butt?  I thought it was.  I was disappointed it didn’t say “butt” on the packaging.  I threw this bad boy in the crock pot first.

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I was so excited, so excited…so scared about these.  I thought about throwing in half a can, but then I thought that would be wimpy. I bravely opened the can, said my prayers, and went all in.

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(Don’t look at my reflection in this bottle.  I’m channeling that girl from the Ring that crawls out of the TV.  Only I chose a Dr. Pepper bottle to crawl out of.)

Poured in about half of this and set the crock pot for eight hours on low.  Then I poured myself a big, tall glass of Dr. Pepper for breakfast.  Then I remembered Dr. Pepper has an insane amount of calories.  Then I felt bad.  Then I ate some potato chips and watched the season finale of Downton Abbey.

Eight hours later, the end result was a big mess of juicy pork that was falling off the bone.  It wasn’t as spicy as I thought it was going to be.   It is spicy, but kinda on the subtle side, where you don’t taste it right away.  

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Now I’m set for the week.  Maybe two cans of peppers next time, if mother nature doesn’t heat things up soon.

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