So my son goes to Farm School.
He is 3 and will be 4 in July. Since I am home this year, we have more flexibility when it comes to preschool. I was so happy to hear about a place that was a little different. This place is a working farm.
The kids play and learn outside for 2 and a half hours.
Sun, rain, hurricanes, snow, blizzards, & the wind chills of New England.
They are outside.
They dress for the weather in lots of layers. Ok. Lots and LOTS of layers.
He has a blast.
They garden in the spring and summer, harvest in the fall, feed the animals, collect eggs, and learn about predators stealing away all their favorite ducks!
Welp. That brings me to the pork.
It's from the farm and D used to feed it. So. cool.
It doesn't get more local than that!
(by the way - those of you who think he will be traumatized - he knows we are eating pig - he knows the different cuts - and he is good with it).
You need your crock pot for this one. If you've been reading - you know that I HATE the crock pot - but I can't help it if it's so easy. You do however need a while. If you're looking for a recipe for dinner tonight - you're too late. Bookmark me and start tomorrow's dinner before you go to bed!
Easy Pulled Pork
4.5 Pounds (again I don't think it matters as long as it fits in the crock pot) of Pork
(the cut we used was Boston Park Butt)
2 Cups of Water
1/4 Cup of Low Sodium Soy Salt
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of onion powder
Cook all of this until you can pull the pork apart. On low, in my crock pot this took about 8 hours.
Drain most of the liquid. Leave about 1 cup so that it is still moist and watery. If there is a bone/fat leave it in there - you still have some cooking to do.
Now more ingredients.
3/4 Cup of Organic Honey Based BBQ Sauce - we used: Amazing Dad's BBQ Sauce
3/4 Cup of Regular Organic BBQ Sauce - we used: Wegmans Organic BBQ Sauce
2 Tbs of Organic Stone Ground Mustard
1 Tbs of Molasses
1/4 Cup of Organic Fair Trade Brown Sugar
Cook longer. Again the timing will be different depending on your crock pot. I just heated it through and turned it off until 30 minutes before dinner. I turned it back on low until everything was hot, and served on organic rolls topped with cheddar cheese and home made horseradish sauce (horseradish, mayo, honey). YUM!