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!

Weight Watchers


I have started a diet for the first time in my life.  Do you know how odd I am to be a 26-year-old woman on a diet for the first time?  I’m surprised I haven’t been locked up in a museum.

I ave a few friends who are doing Weight Watchers and what they’ve told me about the program sounds good, so I signed up on Monday.  I weighed in (eek!), sat down, and had a listen.  I’m doing this with one of my friends, so we are going to be egging each other on.

My goal is to lose 75 pounds in the next year.  Since this is going to be a big focus in my life, it may spill over into my blog.  If you don’t like it, um…nyeah to you.

I’m considering putting up a little tracker thingy that I can update every week.  What do you think?  Does anyone have any good recipes or workout tips for me?  If you have any diet tips/stories/whatever that you want to tell me and don’t want to say it in the comments for privacy reasons, email christy at angelchrys dot com.

My super-important question is:  Do you know of any good diet sodas?  Fresca is good, but I can’t drink it all the time.  Diet Pepsi tastes like ass and I just tried some funky flavored diet Dr. Pepper that was so gross I trashed it after three swallows.



Let’s see…I have no one thing of real interest, so I will bombard you with bits of information, instead.

You’re excited, I can tell!

I have gone on a dishcloth knitting spree. Given one away, setting another aside for giveaway, have yet another that I need to decide if it’s leaving or staying. To support this habit, I used a $15 gift card I got for Christmas to purchase seven balls of dishcloth cotton. Pink, orange, yellow, bright green, teal, purple and red.

I got salted caramels while at Whole Foods the other day. I am now trying to convince myself that I do not need to go back to get more. I also got real veggies and other assorted goodies.

While wandering about the internet the other day, I came across a thread on a forum where a guy was talking about what a hellhole his mother’s house was because she is a hoarder. Now, I know that I have tendencies in that direction, so I try to get decluttering help. The thread weirded me out so much that I did some decluttering without supervision. I now have about half the amount of makeup I did before and have found a home for my various medicines.

Spaz is the devil. You already knew this, but I just feel that there’s no reason not to say this with every post.

My local comic book store irritates me. They closed early yesterday, weren’t open today and when I am finally able to be there when they are open, they probably won’t have what I want. As a result, I turned to eBay the other day.

In related news, I have about a zillion bento items on my watchlist. Bento lunches look like fun and could be a good way to help me lose some weight. Portion control is a wonderful thing! I’d really like a Mr. Bento but those are expensive!

I have a bruise on my arm and I don’t know why. Hmph.

So…any topic suggestions? What would you like to see me ramble on about?