Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My version of Cafe Rio Pork

So, I have been asked by a TON of people about my Cafe Rio sweet Pork recipe....so my husband suggested that I put it on my blog for all to see :)

The Pork Recipe came from a Church activity, and I think she got it online somewhere. I cant find the written recipe anymore, so I'm sure some of it has been lost in translation, but I think it tastes good just the same.

The Tomotillo Recipe came from a co-worker...quite yummy and it compliments the pork very nicely :)

Sweet Pork

3-4 lbs Pork Roast (bone in or no bone)
2 cups salsa
2 cups brown sugar
1 can coke (or any other cola...NO DIET soda)
1/2 packet fajita seasoning
1/2 packet taco seasoning
1 small can diced green chilis

Put the pork roast in a crock pot and fill 1/2 way with water. Cook on high for 5 hours

Remove Pork and discard water. Remove bone (if applicable) and all extra fat. Cut pork into pieces (at least 4-5 big chunks) and put back into crock pot.

Mix salsa, sugar and coke in a medium bowl. Pour over pork. Cook on high for 2 hours

Stir in fajita seasoning, taco seasoning and green chilis. Cook on high for 1 hour

Use 2 forks to shred pork. Serve in tacos, burritos or on top of a salad :)


Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

3 fresh tomatillos
1 package ranch-style dressing mix (I use 1 1/2 TBSP from jar that contains buttermilk solids)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

(I personally use a little less cayenne and a little more ranch because I don't like too much spice)

To prepare the tomatillos, husk, wash, and quarter them. These can be baked or roasted. I usually put them in a microwave safe dish with a little water, cover, and microwave 2 to 3 minutes. Cool.

Put all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups app.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Snow Day

We have the most amazing babysitter/pre-school teacher! Our girls LOVE going over there to play. The other day it snowed and before it all melted, she took them outside and let them play and she took pictures! Haley had a lot of fun!

Christmas Countdown!!!