BBQ Pork Sliders
4 pounds pork tenderloin
Two 28 oz BBQ sauce - I use Jack Daniels Original, but you can use whatever, or make your own!
1 dozen slider rolls
Pour some of the BBQ sauce into the bottom of a crock pot. Add the pork and pour the rest of the first bottle of BBQ sauce over the top. Add more if the pork isn't quite covered. This will cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-6. When I use the crock pot, I always start everything on high in the morning, then turn it down to low by lunch.
Continue to turn the pork throughout the day. Later in the day, the pork will begin to fall apart, at that point, take two forks and shred it.
Serve on the slider rolls with the coleslaw and extra sauce.
Grand Marnier Fruit Dip
I can't take credit for this recipe - it came from Pomegranates and Prickly Pears, a cookbook by the Junior League of Phoenix, but I did change it up this time by using Grand Marnier instead of Amaretto - which is what is in the original recipe. It was still delicious!
Bread Bowl Cheese Dip
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
8 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped (I use turkey bacon - but only Oscar Mayer turkey bacon)
8 oz cream cheese, softened (I did use fat free!)
2 cups sour cream (I used low fat!)
14 oz can artichoke bottoms, chopped. You can also use the hearts, I just like the bottoms better!
2 scallions, chopped
4 oz can green chilies
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (so...used full fat, it can't be ALL low fat!)
8 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and dried
1 round loaf of bread, hollowed out. Reserve inside of bread for dipping later.
crackers, carrots, celery, etc to serve with the dip
Combine the bacon, cream cheese, sour cream, artichokes, scallions, green chilies, cheddar cheese, and spinach in a large bowl. Mix well. Pour mixture into hollowed out bread bowl, wrap in foil, and bake for 1 hour. Serve with crackers, remaining bread pieces, carrots, etc.
My boys love pizza, so do their "best friends". Instead of ordering pizza, I love to make them one from scratch - it is really very easy and you know exactly what your kids are eating! I even make the sauce, but I'm not QUITE ready to share that recipe! They are young - they still only want cheese on their pizza, but hey, I'm OK with that!