Thursday, February 15, 2018


Right, I've been asked a few times now for my Pulled Pork Pie recipe.

It ain't even worth me taking credit for, it's that easy!

Get a nice big piece of roast pork:

 It doesn't really matter what cut it is.

Chuck it in one of these:

(ignore all the veges in the picture!)

Then pour two of these over the meat:

Then put the lid on and turn the slow cooker (crock pot) on high, and leave it to cook for at least 10 hours.

Then pull out the bones, shred the meat up with a couple of forks, then thicken it with some cornflour which has been mixed with water.

Line a baking dish with pastry, OR NOT, up to you, then put mashed potato on the top.  

***I find it is even tastier if you put the meat mixture in the fridge for a couple of days then make your pie.

Hope some of you give it a go, it is delicious.

Stew came home last night with fresh fruit, as he does 2-3 times a week.
Only, I was like, what the hell ?

Deformed nectarines and peaches?

ABOVE:  Apparently NOT!  They are called 'FLATTOS', and are grown in Central Otago deliberately like that.

I'm like... they look like REJECTS!  Funky.  I suppose they taste the same as 'normal' shaped ones!

Today?  I've got a couple of jobs to do in town, then I am visiting a friend after lunch.  She is interested in getting some of my mug rugs, (fabric coasters), so I'm taking some samples out to show her.

Then I will come home and deal to the windowsills.  *sigh*


11.43 am:  and it's been a fairly quiet morning.  I've done some washing and cleaning.  Coco vomited in the hallway in FOUR places... so had to clean the carpet...waiting for it to dry.

I've made a pie for my ill girlfriend, taking that out to her later.

Stinkin' hot day again.

There's some dick in a very big truck backing down my road.... cos he can't turn around at the end.  It clearly states at the beginning of our road, ya can't turn around at the end if you are driving a big truck.  What a dick.  edit: OK OK, I'm being mean.  He can't exactly deliver the huge amount of shit he's got on his truck any other way I guess!  So, let's hope he's really good at backing up.

I've found some 2nd hand uniform we need for Brylee on Facebook... so will be picking those items up this afternoon/evening.  Saving about $60.  SCORE.

Uniform items bought... and I saved $70 at the end of the day.  Having spent almost $300 at the start of the year on (new):  1 shirt and skirt for Brylee, and 2 shirts and shorts for Griffin... I'm rather pleased I could get the other two items for more than half price!

Thank god this is the last year I EVER EVER EVER have to buy bloody school uniforms!  Can you believe I have had to buy uniforms for over 30 years now!   I hate to think how much we have spent on JUST uniforms.  *shudder*

9.50 pm:  And that's a wrap for the day.  Coronation Street is on.... gotta concentrate on that.  lol


  1. That's how I cook my pulled pork. I have found our local Aldi has a lovely buffalo wing sauce that is great for pork. I also found some Fountain brand ones that are nice. The one I did on the weekend was Masterfoods Honey, Soy and Garlic which was lovely on beef. I made a shepherds pie (no pastry) with my leftovers on Tuesday night. It was so good! I even made up more gravy to go with the cornflour gravy I had made to go with the beef. It was so yummy!!

  2. Anonymous10:31 AM

    Are you able to please take a photo of the nutritional info panel for that sauce? I looked on their website but couldn't see it - it looks yum!

    1. I will next time I buy it... the ones I used the other day are long gone in the rubbish!

  3. We have 2 tree's of those "flat" peaches in our garden....very yummo they are, tastier than then the normal trees.

  4. Barbara Anne11:23 AM

    In the Southern US, we enjoy pulled pork on a hamburger bun with barbecue sauce and cole slaw. Seriously delicious! Your version sounds delicious, too.

    1. NOW that does sound like a good idea! YUM!

    2. We have our sunday pulled (whatever we're having) with hamburger buns. It's like lazy tea! I used to do coleslaw but I was the only one eating it so now I don't bother!

  5. Here in the UK the flat peaches are known as donut peaches :)

  6. The flat peaches are called donut peaches here, and are expensive!!

  7. Not seen those peaches in Canada yet. Enjoy.


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