Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tasty Thursday: Holy Week Edition

It's already Thursday of Holy Week (Maundy Thursday, the night when Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples and instituted both His command to love one another selflessly and humbly and Holy Communion -- Read Matthew 26: 17-29; Mark 14: 12-25; Luke 2: 7-23[38]). This is the night that our Lord was betrayed by man, arrested, and put on trial -- all in our place. It's such an emotional roller coaster the next few days, one that definitely puts Christ's life and our own lives, in perspective.

As a pastor's family, this also means that it's a super busy weekend, spent either at church or at home preparing for the next day's services, leaving little time for extensive meal planning or cooking. So tonight, I planned a very simple, delicious meal (which also helps clean out my fridge of leftovers!), since from now until Monday, it's going to be an eat-and-run supper every night.

This week's meal is super simple and super easy. (Did I mention it's also super delicious?)

BBQ Pulled Pork {Jack Daniels Style}

I found this Jack Daniels bbq sauce recipe, halved the recipe, and made it earlier this week. [It was a hit. I was also told I may have to make bbq sauce from now on instead of purchasing it. If you don't want to make your own sauce, you can substitute any sauce you like, but trust me. You want to use this sauce.]

Today, I took a 2 pound boneless pork loin roast and 1/4 cup water and put it in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours. I then removed most of the excess juice/water (the pork is unbelievably moist), shredded the pork, added enough BBQ sauce to sufficiently cover the pulled pork, and put it on low for another hour. Voila! Supper's on the table, little clean up is required, we're out the door and back at church for services, and everyone's happy.

Served with leftover mashed potatoes, salad, and some fruit that needed to be eaten before it went bad.

Blessed Holy Week to all!

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