Meet the Sullivans: Wee LOVE Weelicious!

May 20, 2014

Wee LOVE Weelicious!

Part of my New Year's resolutions this year was to cook more recipe from the cookbooks I already have. You see, I'm a little addicted to collecting cookbooks. When I buy them I have every intention of making as many of the recipes as I can, but I usually only make one or two before shelving the book. I drive myself nuts with this, but the truth is I think I'll try a bunch of new recipes when I buy a new book, but somewhere during the page skimming process I loose my motivation and end up back with my tried and true favorites. 

I've been really good so far this year this year and I haven't bought a single book. Instead of buying a cookbook I think I'll like I've started borrowing them from the library first to make sure I like most of the recipes. One of my most recent "borrows" was Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes.

In the time I borrowed it from the library we made 4-5 of the recipes in it, and I've flagged about 5 more that I would be making this week if I had the time! 

Our very favorite recipe we've tried so far is the Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos!

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 3-1/2 to 4 pound pork shoulder, rinsed and cleaned
  • 1 16 oz jar mild salsa (i used pace chunky salsa)
  • 1 package corn or flour tortillas

Preparation

1. Place the first 7 ingredients in a bowl and mix.
2. Place the pork shoulder in the Crock Pot (slow cooker) and rub all over with the seasoning mixture.
3. Pour the jar of salsa around the pork shoulder.
4. Cook on low heat for 8-12 hours.
5. Remove the pork to a plate and using 2 forks, shred the into bite size pieces (I like to remove the visible pieces of fat).
6. Pour a scoop or two of the juices into the pork and stir to combine (If you want to remove the excess fat from the juice you will use, pour it into a cup and refrigerate it until the fat solidifies and can be easily scooped out. Only the juices will remain).
7. Place the pork into the tortillas.
8. Serve with desired accompaniments.
So, along with my confessions about how in love I am with this recipe I also must confess that I decided to forgo my new year's resolution and purchased the cookbook for myself on Amazon! I decided that since I made sure I would actually cook from this book by borrowing it from the library first that it was a safe buy. And I would highlu recommend it to anyone I know!

Do you have a favorite cookbook I should check out at the library?

12 comments:

hello erin said...

The weelicious lunches book has some awesome stuff too!!

Karra said...

I have some really great cookbooks but they haven't been opened in I don't know how long. My cookie and muffin cookbook.. That's a different story 😉

Carolyn said...

YUMMY!!! :) Keep posting these awesome recipes. HAHAHA

Jenny @ jennycollier.com said...

I will have to check them out. Hudson is SO picky but he loves tacos. Will be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

E Hayes said...

We love weelicious too! I got it last year as a mother's day gift and am finally starting to make some recipes since we have a vegetarian on our hands. I always get cookbooks and use them stacked as decor on bookshelves and then never touch them. Keeping this one on the kitchen counter for now as reminder to use it!

Laureen said...

Cookbooks are so fun to LOOK at though!! :) Thanks for introducing me to Weelicious, looks like great ideas (and I always need some new ones)!! I've mainly been using Pinterest lately to search for recipes based on whatever ingredients I have on hand.

Christina Schergen said...

yum this looks good!!!! I stumbled across your lovely blog! Newest follower :) ... off to read more!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

This looks perfect! :)

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

The library has cookbooks you can check out?! I had no idea! I think I am going to have to go check out Weelicious as well. After your great review and Erin's recommendations, it sounds awesome!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I am the exact same way! I love all of my Cooking Light cookbooks, so they are my go tos. Although I swear "cooking light" reLly just means cooking with white wine!

Samma said...

Yum! I do the same thing with cookbooks- I just love reading them, but lose attention before I make the recipes sometimes.

Alyssa Triviski said...

This looks so delicious! I'm guilty of the same thing - I have a handful of cookbooks that are just collecting dust. Yumm!!
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