Home improvement projects manage to occur in groups for me. It started on Friday when I decided I would finally deal with the vent cover in the living room that’s loose only to end up removing the first floor vent covers and scrubbing them. Over the weekend we decided we’d finally get around to hanging stuff on the walls. It was high time we got around to doing that, seeing as how we just finished discussing where we wanted to hang these items. Just finished discussing it in October, that is. Then, Lane replaced the toilet flapper and well, I couldn’t be outdone. Around Thanksgiving, we acquired four chairs that we figured would work well with the dining room chairs we already have. After giving them a scrubbing and replacing the hideous vinyl that was covering the chair pads, anyway. So through the entire holiday season I kept saying that I’d get to these chairs. Then I waited almost three more months, for good measure. Armed with an Exacto knife and a scrubbie sponge (and various other implements that said “I mean business”), I managed to remove the aforementioned hideous vinyl (both layers), staples of assorted sizes, and a quantity of upholstery nails that could keep a Home Depot stocked for ten years. So to recap, I now have sparkly clean vent covers, stuff on the walls, flappy flappers in the toilets (they’re supposed to flap, right? I don’t fix toilets . . .), and a total of eight dining room chairs that I love.
There is a limit, however, to my productivity. When I’m fussing around the house and making sure the cat isn’t crawling into the vent where I’ve just removed the cover so that I can scrub it (who does this?!), I can’t be hovering over the stove at the same time. Well, unless it needs to be taken apart and cleaned as well, but in that case I probably shouldn’t be making dinner on it at the same time. So on days when big or little home improvements take over, it’s nice to throw a few things in the crock pot and have dinner ready when I’m done with all of the
insanity home improvement. Enter crock pot pulled pork. Pork chops, onions, barbecue sauce. Throw those three things into the crock pot, shred, and serve on hamburger buns or in tortillas or taco shells. I could go on and on with serving suggestions but those are my favorites.
Crock Pot Barbecue “Pulled” Pork
- 1 lb. boneless center cut pork chops
- 1 C. your favorite barbecue sauce
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
Spray the inside of a crock pot with non-stick cooking spray or line with a crock pot liner.
Spread the onion slices evenly across the bottom of the crock pot.
Place the pork chops onto the onion slices.
Pour the barbecue sauce over the pork chops.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Remove the pork chops and shred using two forks.
Return the shredded pork to the crock pot and stir it in with the onions and sauce.
If needed, add more barbecue sauce.
Serve as desired (but I strongly suggest serving this on sandwich buns).
Makes 6-8 servings.
Source: Diana Dishes original