Woah friends, where have you been all my life 😉 feels like it’s been forever… it’s been a very busy weekend!
Last night’s Tacky Sweater party was tons of fun… too much fun perhaps 😛 ?? considering I am functioning currently off 5 hours of sleep oops! I can thank Lucy Dog for the 7:30am wake up call since she slept in our room at The Man’s parent’s house + post party Jersey Shore watching ti’l wayyyy too late haha. Ah well, it was worth it!
Here we are decked out and ready to drink lots party in our finest fashion gear! Note that both of us are sporting The Man’s mom’s fine attire…. I couldn’t take him seriously all night – it was freaking hilarious.
They had this amazing apple cider at the party that I really want to make for the holidays, gots to get my hands on that recipe! I think it had apple juice, sugar, apple cider, vodka and cinnamon all merried together – and merry it was haha 😉
This morning after Lucy’s wake up call we finally rolled outta bed and headed back to our house… not before The Man took a bad spill walking Lucy Dog down the icy front stairs though 😦 His bum is a’bruised – poor thing – between the 2 of us we are a walking disaster these days I tell ya!
I wanted to get back early so that I could get the pork butt in the slow cooker for tonight’s man food! (I always call Sunday “man food day” since I try to do football watchin’ friendly foods 🙂 )
I followed a recipe passed along to me by The Man’s brother’s girlfriend’s mother (say that 10 times!) since we had this meal at her house recently and it was superb! Here’s how I made it work (few modifications based on what I had)
- pork shouder
- 2 tblsp smoked paprika (used Hungarian)
- 1 tblsp dry mustard
- 1/4 brown sugar for rub, 1 tblsp for sauce
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup ketchup
First make a spice rub out of the paprika, dry mustard, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
Rub it on the pork all over (this is messssssssssy hahaha) and place the meat into the crock pot, fat side up.
Then mix together a sauce of cider vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Pour over the meat in the slow cooker + 1 cup water and close her up. And now I am just ‘patiently’ waiting for 8 hours (low setting) until this sucker is done!
In other news, we went to the BMW lot and took a look around (may be even better than a grocery store peeps?!? *gasp*!) and I think I have narrowed down to what I really like…. there are some details to be worked out but I am hoping that we are on the right track!
Alright, I need a nap ASAP. After that I have some work to get done before tomorrow, boooo to working on a Sunday! Stay tuned bc I also have some exciting vacation news for you friends…. plus the turnout of the pork dinner of course 🙂
See you later tonight!