Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pulled Pork Pies

Pulled Pork Pies

Yesterday was a crazy day.  My husband and I have decided to try and buy a house because we're tired of our rent in our rinky dink apartment going up every year.  So yesterday, right after work, we went to check out a prospective house.  We really wanted it to be the 'one' due to the fact that it's on a street called Heatherstone.  My name is Heather and Peter's name means rock so what a coincidence!

Pulled Pork Pies

Unfortunately, it just isn't meant to be so I bought these flowers instead.  I was a bit bummed out and they cheered me up immensely.  They don't have frames glued to walls, water damage and locks in odd places.  The house had potential but I don't have the time of money to make it happen.  I'm hoping another home will come up for sale in the same neighborhood.  The one we we're really interested in on the same street had a ginormous lien on it.  Good luck selling that one is all I have got say about that!

Pulled Pork Pies

We'll that's what I have been up to lately.  I never imagined that buying a home could be so time consuming.  Thank goodness I have Peter, his parents and mine to pick for advice!  It's definitely not like cooking and baking which come naturally to me.

Pulled Pork Pies

I had to come up with this recipe because I made too much pulled pork.  My husband assured me that their could never be too much meat, especially pulled pork and assured me that it would get eaten.  Thank goodness I doubted him and cut that flippin' roast in half or we'd still be eating it!

Pulled Pork Pies

Part of me wanted to make the pie crust from scratch but since most of me is lazy I nixed that idea.  Besides, crescent roll doll is infinitely more superior (unless it involves strawberries and rhubarb).

Pulled Pork Pies

The only sad thing about this recipe is that I am now out of pulled pork and will have to wait until I make too much again to eat these.  Sadness. Good thing there is another pork roast in the freezer.  Yay!

Pulled Pork Pies

Pulled Pork Pies
by Heather Hutchinson @ Dietetic Sinners

For Pulled Pork:
1 lb pork roast
1 can rootbeer
1 12 oz bottle of BBQ sauce ( I prefer Sweet Baby Ray's but you could even make your own)
1 sweet onion, sliced

Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker.  Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 5-6 hours or until pork is tender and shreds easily.

For Pies:
2 cups pulled pork from above recipe
2 cooked & diced Yukon Gold potatoes (pierce with fork all over and then microwave 4-5minutes or until slightly soft)
1/4 cup diced sweet onion
1 clove garlic, smashed and finely chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough
1 tbs butter, melted
1tsp SazónGoya Con Azafran seasoning

Saute pulled pork, potatoes, onion, and garlic in medium non stick pan.  Cook until onion is tender and the pork and potatoes have browned.

Assemble pies by first unwrapping crescent rolls.  Do not separate into triangles but into squares by pressing dotted lines together.  You should now have 4 crescent squares.  Assemble squares unto sheet pan spared with cooking spray.

Place 1/3 to 3/4 cup pork mixture onto one side of each square.  Top pork with a couple tablespoons of the shredded cheese.  Fold dough over pork mixture and use a fork to press/crimp edges together.  Using a small paring knife to cut holes to vent.

Melt butter in small bowl and stirin Sazón seasoning.  Brush mixture onto pies.

Bake pies in preheated 350°F degree oven for 12-15 minutes.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

MegaCon 2013

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Sorry I haven't been around lately.  I've had a major case of the blahs, family has been in town, I've been staying up way to late for my early work schedule and working on other projects.  Mainly I was trying to finish up a costume I've been working on since February for my husband.  At first it was going to be for our annual Valentine' s Day trip to Medieval Times until we decided to go to MegaCon instead.  So then I figured I could finish it up for the Con but no bueno. I messed up and I have to pull some stitches out before I can finish up.  Bummer, I ran out of time.


Thankfully I had made some costumes for Halloween 2011 that never got worn because we had no where to wear them.  No Halloween parties for us that year!  So we went to the Con as Nyan Cat and Tac Nayn this past Saturday.  If you don't remember who Nyan Cat is, here is a refresher:

Tac Nayn is the opposite of Nyan Cat and his body is a waffle.  They make a cute couples costume.  I was afraid no one would remember who Nyan Cat was and some of the attendees didn't but a lot did.  I was also afraid everyone would think my costume was lame but quite a few people asked to take my picture.  Yay!

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This was my first time attending a Con and I was very nervous.  My husband and roommate went all 3 days.  Thank goodness I opted for just Saturday.  It was all very overwhelming, loud and crowded!  My hubby did make my day by finding blogger Jen Yates from Epbot/Cakewrecks in her Lady Vadore costume.  This is my second time getting to meet her!  Last Thanksgiving time I attended a book signing for her book Wreck the Halls: CakeWrecks Gets Festive. Her costume is very detailed and very awesome.

Here are some of my favorite costumes from Saturday:

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This my roommate posing with a pretty epic costume.  I can't even imagine how much work went into this thing. Apparently this guy is dressed as a Warhammer 40k Space Marine...whatever that is...

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The little girl in the carriage is all tuckered out.  I got this picture on my way back to our car to get our lunch cooler and to get away from the crowd.  This group was on their way out too.  Wonder if they had to park out in the boondocks too.  That was a trek and a half let me tell ya!

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This is my husbands favorite. She is dressed as Kitiara from the Dragonlance book series. He showed me the cover of the book when we got home and it was dead on. Beautiful costume!

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Kiki's Delivery Service is one of my favorite Myazaki movies.  This couple is too cute.  Can you spot the kitty Gigi?

I enjoyed my 1st Con and plan on going again next year.  I'm already thinking about costumes and plan on getting started on that as soon as possible.  I'm a procrastinator though so maybe not so soon=/