Summer Fun? Umm, Not so Much Right Now

Besides the heat, which is just oppressive right now, I have a cold or a sinus infection. Who knows but I can tell you that adding that in with the heat has made for a very miserable weekend so far.

After catching up with Sonia midweek and watching her cute little one waking up via a video, I was reminded of something I have neglected for at least a couple of years. The joke has always been my cooking equals having friends. Summer was always greeted with ribs and all the fixings but between moving here and a few other things, the ribs have not seen the light of day.

I love making them and the excitement from all of my friends when I start calling to setup our kickoff meal. But groceries can get pricey and when you add together the whole group, it can easily max out the grocery budget.

Sonia mentioned the next time I am up, we are to get everyone together and I am to offer up the ribs. I am cool with that because that means everyone comes to me and I can visit them all in one go. Plus, not living there means I don’t have a whole crew to cook for and I miss that as well.

As I was winding down work yesterday I had a light bulb go off (which is a miracle since I was sick, it was the end of the week and Friday afternoons are really tough). What if I made pulled pork BBQ instead of ribs? Less time involved but I still get to make my secret rub and sauce!

In between some major sleeping today I pulled out the prepared pork (rubbed it last night, wrapped it up and let it sleep on it) and threw it in the oven. This evening I pulled it out and tested to see if it was tender enough to fall apart. Yes indeedy, it was. Now all I have to do is make the sauce and I am good to go.

Here is my little experiment after pulling it all apart:

Hello little piggy, you will make for some yummy meals this week!

Now I am going back to bed and hoping that I feel decent enough to go to the pool tomorrow. If not, I guess my day will be consumed with napping. I hate summer sickness! That is not the way I anticipated my start to the summer.


What you see is what you get; I am a Nashville girl who is single, again. I use the blog to get my inner, tortured, wanna be writer angst out. One day I just may write a book. I have been stumbling through life for 43 years now, I love to cook, read and figure out more embarrassing ways I can either harm myself (thank you hula hoop of 2010 and the case of the thrown back) or just prove how inept I am at household chores and dieting. The people you read about on here are real but most have had their names changed to protect the innocent and not so innocent. And I really should make a list of them so I can remember! Enjoy, read, mock, laugh and comment, it really isn't difficult. Plus, I would prefer reading comments from real people as opposed to the weird spam comments I keep getting. Plus, I will always find the hardest path to follow and take that one, why would anyone want to take the easy way?!

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