February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday...

Today, I was able to check one item off my "Lofty Goals for 2010" list on my left sidebar. Handsome and I tackled (get it? "tackled" - yeah, sometimes I just crack myself up!)...sorry, we tackled the last of my stuff cluttering up the garage so that it can be converted into his drum room. It's going to be really cool when it's all done! Harleys and drums...the best! I'll show you photos when it's all done, I promise.

By the time the pre-game started, we were thoroughly tired of work - ready to relax and watch the game. We really didn't care who won. We were just hoping for a good game. Dinner was no big deal. We don't do huge game spreads for just the two of us, but I did work a little sandwich magic I wanted to tell you about.

I slow-cooked a pork roast with onions, and shredded the meat after it had simmered for about 6 hours. I added Jack Daniels Barbecue Sauce and kept it warm as I did the rest of my prep - making my version of homemade creamy coleslaw.

I use crispy lettuce instead of cabbage (along with shredded carrots, sliced onions, mayo, sour cream, a little sugar, balsamic vinegar and a little dry salsa seasoning from Tastefully Yours). It makes for a light, crisp coleslaw with a fresh flavor and I'm just a little proud of the fact that I developed the recipe all on my "ownsome".

I heated up some ciabatta bread and cut it in half, put the barbecued pork inside the bread and then topped the pork with my coleslaw concoction. I served steak fries on the side and dinner was "just enough". If you're looking at my photo, you'll see mayo (Duke's Mayonnaise) on the side. Cat's out of the bag...I dip my fries in mayonnaise. I still get funny looks from the kids for that, and they accused me of turning Handsome "over to the dark side" the first time they saw him doing the same thing! Try it some time. It's good!

So, that was our Super Bowl Sunday. Today, I'll be finishing more valentines, making sure Kes gets to the vet to have an "old lady wart" removed from her head (it's been bleeding intermittently so it's gotta go), and working with my beaded shawl.

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DeeDee said...

My mouth is salivating looking at this picture...Super bowl was a good game..and they desreved to win....I have a question...what is Malt Vinegar...I have never heard of this before...

cannot wait to see the drum room...

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dee Dee...
I'm sorry. After I read your comment I realized I'd said the wrong thing. I used Balsamic Vinegar in this recipe. Malt vinegar is a great flavorful vinegar that is typically used on fish and chips. My British mum introduced me to it. I love it on hot french fries, but didn't use it this time. Sorry for my mistake, girlfriend.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, reading your blog has made me hungry. Your meal sounds and looks wonderful! Your superbowl Sunday sounded perfect to me. Have a great week! Twyla

Lululiz said...

Oh good grief, its not even lunchtime yet here in the UK, and my mouth is watering, my tummy is rumbling, and I so wanna try that fabulous ciabatta sandwich of yours! It sounds really delicious. I love the idea of using shredded lettuce instead of cabbage. OK, thats it now, blog break, you have made me so hungry, I need food!

Barbara said...

Donna, Sounds delicious...HOW ABOUT THOSE SAINTS......


tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

It's 7:30 am & my mouth is watering for your slow cooked pork & slaw. OMG, you can cook girl! We ate rotisserie chicken from the deli counter! I am so thrilled the Saints won tho. I lived 15 years in the Big Easy and there is no other place like it. The spirit of the people are incredible. I can't think of another US city that needed a celebration like that more. Lisa
PS Your comments & kind words really made my day!

lori vliegen said...

hi donna! i found you through paulette's blog and just wanted to say "hi"....from one floridian to the other! i also noticed that you and your handsome hubby celebrated your 25th anniversary on december 29th....congratulations! my sweet little dutch boy and i were married 25 years ago on december 26th!

your blog is lovely....and your super bowl sandwich sounds deee-lish!! :)))

Melissa Miller said...

Yummy! This sounds so good! I'm glad you had fun.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Shirley said...

It sounds yummy. I am like you, I didn't really care who won, but after hearing some of the interviews I was kinda glad the Saints won this year. It was anybody's game. I didn't use to like football, but with 6 brothers, two boys of our own, and three grandsons I thought I had better learn. Our daughter is a tom boy because when she was growing up there were no other girls in the neighborhood. I will be checking back because your blog is one that I like to read.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Love how you tackled the project. Ahhh yes.... I do love some dorky humor and it totally cracks me up!
Looking forward to seeing the drum and Harley room. My neighbors would love it!

te_roti said...

Do do.....Do do....... nice to see you on the dark side. Mayo and fries is nothing new on this side of the world. We were introduced to the combination years ago by a Dutch chef friend of ours. The whole meal sounds yum.


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