Monday, November 14, 2011

Pulled Pork Feast

Well I’m back in Petoskey for another week! I’m hoping this week flies by, because I’ve got some fun plans coming up this weekend that I’m looking forward to. Additionally, this is also my last full week at the vet’s office. Next week I will be done for the week on Wednesday at noon (we follow Ferris’s academic schedule for Thanksgiving break) and then the week after that, I will be done on Tuesday at noon with the whole rotation. Then I’m off for a entire month! I. can’t. wait.


So last night, my mom made an amazing pork roast for dinner, served with mashed potatoes and gravy and an outstanding zucchini casserole dish that she made up on the spot.


I like meat, but I’m typically not a huge fan of just eating it plain. I prefer it on a sandwich, mixed in with other dishes or doused in some sort of sauce. I decided to take my pork and turn it into one of my all time favorite foods, BBQ pulled pork. I simply pulled the cooked pork apart using my fingers, added some BBQ sauce, and threw it on a hamburger bun.


It was absolutely amazing, as was the zucchini!


My mom said that she just layered sliced zucchini with regular and panko breadcrumbs, some butter, and some some parmesan cheese and then baked it in the oven. We all loved it so much that my sister decided that she is going to try to recreate it for Thanksgiving.

After dinner I took the liberty of claiming almost all of the leftover pork and turning it into BBQ pulled pork for me to eat all week.


Hopefully my family didn’t mind too much. Since I currently rely on yogurt, protein bars and salads right now for most of my meals anyways, a pulled pork sandwich is like a gourmet feast for me Winking smile.

Breakfast this morning was apple cinnamon oatmeal to go:


1/2 cup oats cooked in 1 cup of milk (I use milk for the protein and the creaminess factor it adds to the oatmeal, although it does take longer to cook) and topped with 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a diced apple heated in the microwave with cinnamon.

Here’s a tip: a little maple syrup goes a long way when it comes to sweetening your oatmeal. I prefer not to use artificial sweeteners in my oatmeal, so maple syrup is the way to go. I add one teaspoon per 1/2 cup (dry) oatmeal, and it takes the oatmeal from bland to totally delicious. Also, one teaspoon of maple syrup has less than 20 calories. Totally worth it!


Time to heat up some of that leftover pulled pork and make myself some lunch! I can’t wait to get done this afternoon and hit the gym, I’m dying to try out my new running shoes Smile.


Have a great Monday!


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