BBQ Pork Sandwich

cropped bbq pork sandwich

Please forgive the crappy photography and just imagine how this smells.

I’m mostly putting this up here for the sake of my poor memory, but you’re welcome to it.


BBQ Pork Sandwiches


  • 3 pounds pork shoulder
  • 1 can of soda (I used Pepsi)
  • 1 can of beer (I used Blue Moon)
  • 1 bottle of BBQ sauce (I used half a bottle of Cookie’s in the crock pot and I’m dressing it with Oklahoma Joe’s)
  • seasoning to taste (I used some garlic/red pepper from Planter’s, lots of Trader Joe’s South African Smoke, and a bit of Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning and a teensy bit of pepper)
  • hamburger buns


1. Place pork shoulder in crockpot and pour in the soda and beer. Enjoy the frothiness.

2. Season the meat that’s still showing above the liquid. Wonder to yourself if you should have coated the meat all over instead of just the top and then tell yourself that it’s in the crockpot, so it doesn’t matter.

3. Pour half a bottle of BBQ sauce over the top of the meat.

4. Put your crockpot on low and leave it there forever. I left it about 11 hours, but that’s because I’m lazy and didn’t want to get out of bed.

5. Remove any netting that might be around your pork and shred it. Pretend you are Wolverine and let out your aggression.

6. Grab a bun and stack it with delicious meat. Slather it in BBQ sauce. Send pictures to your friends so they can be jealous.

Hot Chocolate

I’ve gotten to be such a snob lately. Hot chocolate from a packet? Aerosol whipped cream?

Hell no.

Unless I’m at IHOP…


New rule: food snobbery goes out the window after 10 pm.

Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard

Yesterday I got the chance to visitFoo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard. It’s located on the NE corner of 95th and Mission in Leawood, KS.

They serve coffee, sandwiches, very tasty custard and Christopher Elbow Chocolates.

Now, as some of you might know, I am fond of chocolate. But Christopher Elbow Chocolates? Best in the KC area. Forget your Russell Stovers and Andres, Christopher Elbow is smooth, delicious and has fun flavors. Pardon me, I need to go inhale the fumes from the chocolates I got yesterday…


Their sandwiches are pretty basic, but good. They use Great Harvest bread, conveniently baked about 12 streets due north of Foo’s. I had a ham sandwich and it had about an inch of ham on it. You will not be hungry when you leave Foo’s if you get a sandwich!

I highly recommend a visit to Foo’s if you are in JoCo. I’m definitely planning on making several return visits (seriously, not JUST because of the presence of Christopher Elbow chocolates).

Recipes/Food Blog

I want to create a blog for storing recipes that I either use or want to use, but I am having problems coming up with a name.  I asked on Twitter, and while I got lots of amusing suggestions from Tom, none of them really seemed to work for me (sorry, Tom). Any suggestions? I just know that Terri has some suggestions.

Speaking of contributions, does anybody have any recipes I need to try or food porn pictures for me to admire/post? I would be open to sharing the blog with others if anyone else wants to join me in foodie fun.

Candy Corn Pumpkins

10.27.08 Neurotica
10.27.08 Neurotica

I got suckered by this phenomenon recently. Who does make the yummy candy-corn flavored ones? I actually spit out the orange, it was so gross. Just because a candy is orange in color doesn’t mean it needs to be orange in flavor!