Pulled Pork, Blueberry Shortcake and Insulation

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So, with all the renovations we have going on, making meals has been as challenging as wrestling cats.  But, I decided that I needed to make a nice Sunday meal and I had a big pork butt in the freezer that was calling for the crock pot.  I thawed it out, rubbed it in yellow mustard, and created a nice spice rub to coat the roast in and smothered it in fresh onions from a local farm stand.  Aren’t they beautiful?  I’m very much missing my garden for the second year on a row, but we are blessed to have plenty of fresh food available at outstanding farm stands.  Cooked on high for 5 hours, and it was falling apart and delicious!  The guys all ate it on fresh rolls, and I had mine sans bread.  I served it along with some sauted zucchini mixed with fresh tomatoes and some of those lovely onions.  Then for dessert, some homemade blueberry shortcake.  I picked blueberries at another local farm and so we had to have some shortcake.  I tried a new recipe for the cake part.  Usually, I make a biscuit. But this time, wanted a more cake-like bread.  It made for a delicious summer meal, and everyone was full up at the end of it.

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Well, doesn’t this look warm and cozy?  This is the current state of our bedroom ceiling.  It’s gonna be great once we get it finished.  My husband and I are both very ready to have this done, moving the living room twice a day so that we can put our bed on the floor has quickly lost it’s appeal.  Yep, ready to have this done.  Limited time and the hot temps have put a damper on the pace at which it is being completed. We’re hoping to have it completed in the next couple of weekends.

About all to report from the homestead this week.  Will be canning some onion jam soon in the cooler temps, if it comes out well, I’ll post the recipe here in case you might want to give it a go yourself.  Michael does not like mayo so I am going to try the onion jam as a replacement for this.  I have made him hot pepper jelly in the past, so we’re going to give this a whirl.  I haven’t tried it before, but it sounds good.

Hope everyone’s summer season is passing with a lot of fun, some relaxation and a bountiful garden.  Be back soon!

 

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