My Favorite Meal of the Week – Pulled Pork and Slaw

I don’t generally cook lots of meat, especially on week days, but this pulled pork is amazing. We first had it at a friend’s birthday party, and have now made it several times ourselves. It’s a long process, and one that involves being in the house for a while, but it’s totally worth it if you like pulled pork! We always serve it with corn bread (just the box from Trader Joe’s, it’s seriously amazing) and an Asian inspired coleslaw. This coleslaw is delicious, especially if you’re like me and don’t like mayonnaise  I also think the slaw gets better overnight, so I recommend making it a day in advance. It’s perfect for summer picnics or BBQs!

My Favorite Meal of The Week – BBQ Chicken Cornbread Pie

Last weekend, I decided to give into Dave’s Sunday football plans by making something for dinner that seemed like the perfect football food. I had been meaning to try a dish from one of my favorite food blogs – Table for Two – and decided to do the BBQ Chicken Cornbread Pie, which seemed like the perfect option for football Sunday.  And oh my god, I am so glad I did. It was relatively easy, and so delicious! Dave and I had to stop ourselves from eating the entire dish. You can find the recipe here and I definitely recommend checking out the rest of the blog.

The first two pictures below are before placing it in the broiler, and the last picture is right before I ate way too much!

My only notes on the original recipe are:

  • I’d probably do less brown sugar. The dish was delicious, but it was almost too sweet for me, so if you wanted to make it healthier, you could easily cut down the sugar.
  • I cooked the chicken myself. I just did it in a pan on the stove with some oil, and then shredded the chicken in my stand mixer like the recipe recommended.
  • I didn’t need to put the pie in the broiler for the full three minutes. At two minutes the top was already starting to brown, so I’d recommend watching it.
  • Lastly, I bought Trader Joe’s cornbread mix, instead of the corn muffin mix as recommended in the recipe. Mainly I was just too lazy to go to a second store, but it worked. I only used half of the mix because the mix I bought was twice the size. My box mix also said to include oil (instead of butter like in this recipe), so I stuck with oil and it worked out.