I like to have the winters supply all dried and stacked in the wood shed, with additional wood stacked along the garage, but this summer the painting just took all of our energy and time.
We have had a lot of rain during most of December, but it has been dry again for the last week or so. Since rain is forecast for Tuesday, this was our chance to do a bit of cutting.
Getting the cut wood from the forest to the back yard is reasonably easy except near the end. There is a pretty good path, and we have a DR power wagon. But the rise at the end is about 14 feet in the last 40 feet. When we get to that place we both have to give our all to push the power cart up the last bit. We will be cutting again tomorrow and maybe I'll be able to get a few pictures.
Recently I signed onto the allrecipes site to use their recipe "box" feature.
They have been sending me a daily recipe email ever since and the couple we have tried have been very good.
On Friday they had "the year's Best." A pulled pork made in a slow cooker. Craig saw the recipe and decided we should try it this weekend.
But he also remembered that our old crock pot hasn't been working right and bought a new one at COSTCO after work.
|Not the actual one he bought, but the wine bottle implies the size!|
When I saw the box I made lots of negative noises! It was a COSTCO size slow cooker. I think you could have made a 20 pound turkey in it.
"It's too big!"
"This proves you don't want to go with me!"
"Yadda, Yadda, Yadda."
So without being opened, the box went back into the car, we went out to dinner and then shopping for a new slow cooker that was a bit more reasonable in size!
Craig was happy with the controls (more than just High and Low) and I was satisfied with the size.
2 pounds pork tenderloin
Root Beer to cover
1 (18 ounce) bottle BBQ sauce
8 hamburger buns
Put pork and root beer in slow cooker. Cook on low 7-8 hours. Check liquid level halfway through and top it
back up to cover.
Remove pork from slow cooker and discard liquid.
Shred, return to slow cooker, and add BBQ sauce. Rewarm.
Serve on lightly toasted buns.
I put half away before rewarming it. We each had two sandwiches tonight, and will have a second meal tomorrow. We had french fries on the side, and would have liked to have had either a coleslaw or a nice salad too.
Root Beer... who would have thought!
Later, as I put the new slow cooker away, I started thinking about what I might store inside of it. I'm sure the space won't go unused for long in an RV cupboard.