Hey everyone!!

One of the #SundaySuppers we’ve all been anticipating is finally here!!!! I’ve been looking forward to this event for weeks! I was lucky enough to win one of the best cookbooks I’ve ever laid my eyes upon, and was also invited to take part in this awesome event where us food bloggers highlight some of the author’s recipes!!

Cookbook Name: The Mom 100 Cookbook
Author of this awesome book: Katie Workman
What this cookbook is about: “The lifesaving cookbook that every mom needs, filled with delicious, no-fuss, easily adaptable recipes, plus tips, attitude and wisdom for surviving and staying happy in the kitchen while proudly keeping it homemade. Because homemade not only tastes best, it is best for you.” In Katie’s own words!
Why you NEED to by this fantastic cookbook: Because this momma said! I know you trust me. :)

I’m also going to be giving away a free cookbook!! Yes! All yours for free! What do you have to do:

Like Momma’s Meals on Facebook.
Comment on my #SundaySupper post- What is your favorite portable dish. You don’t have to post the recipe, just what is your favorite portable dish that you love bringing to get together’s!! 

So when I received my book in the mail on Monday I couldn’t wait to sit down and glance through it, I didn’t know that I couldn’t do that, you actually have to sit down and READ this. It’s a must. I was drawn to it. I was addicted to it. I love the stories behind the recipes, I know I have a story for every recipe I make whether it’s a family classic from my childhood, a dish my grandmother made, or something funny my daughter did while I was cooking it.  To sit down and hear another mom’s story behind her meals is just a fun way for me to pass time. A LOT of time. I’m only on like page 27 :) That’s how much I love it because I have already stopped to make a few things. I set the fire alarm off while making Manholes the other day!!!

I searched through the book, thinking of what dish I wanted to make for today’s theme. I passed the pulled pork page and my mouth literally started watering! I was headed up to my summer camp for the weekend and I love cooking for my family on Thursday nights, they all work and by the time everyone gets here no one wants to cook. But silly me :) So here is what I cooked up from Katie’s cookbook. Just the first recipe of many being cooked in my kitchen.

Hands-On Time: ½ hour
Total Time: 4-5 hours
Serves 10-12

1 bone-in pork butt (5-6 pounds)
1-1½ teaspoons kosher or coarse salt
½-1 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups low-sodium chicken or beef broth
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
4 cups barbecue sauce (see recipe following)
½ cup cider vinegar, or more to taste
Sliced soft rolls, soft or toasted, for serving
Coleslaw and pickles, for serving (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Place pork butt in a large pot with a lid. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour broth around pork until it covers about one-quarter of the meat. Add liquid smoke. Cover pot and put in oven.
Bake pork until internal temperature registers 190-200 degrees on an instant-read thermometer and meat is falling apart, 3½-4½ hours. Use a fork to pull at pork, and make sure it comes apart easily. Remove pork butt from oven and let it sit in pot 15-20 minutes. Remove from pot, and discard bone and cooking liquid. Cut fatty parts off meat, then use two forks or your fingers to shred meat into small pieces. Place shredded pork in a large bowl.
Warm barbecue sauce in a small pot over medium heat. Mix shredded meat with barbecue sauce and vinegar until evenly coated. Taste. If pork could use a bit more zing, add more vinegar, to taste. Season with additional salt and pepper.
Pile pulled pork onto rolls, or serve it plain with coleslaw and pickles.

It such an amazing taste. I ended up using our favorite BBQ sauce but I liked how it was cooked in the broth first and I did add the cider vinegar at the end as well. Everything just came together real well. I served it with a Coleslaw that I made after much thought and playing around with a few different recipes. And of course pickles!! Have to have pickles! Even my sister who was never a pulled pork fan loved it. I’ll take that as a compliment.

This dish also traveled well because after it had cooked I stuck a piece of tinfoil on it and popped it in my truck and off we went to our summer camp (35 min away) when I got here I shredded it and let it sit in the BBQ sauce for a bit. I love these sandwiches!! Oh and to top this all off. Katie had this recipe posted in the Wall Street Journal. Check it out :)

Join us today! We’ll share these fabulous recipes and we want you to share yours with us!  The fun starts at 3pm EST and lasts all afternoon until dinner time and sometimes beyond.  All you have to do is follow the hashtag #sundaysupper on twitter or follow along on TweetChat.  Our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board will be filled with wonderful Simple and Fresh Summer Recipes. There is always room Around the Family Table for you.

  • Wine Pairing  to complement our recipes ~ ENOFYLZ

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