Fall, Fall, Fall!!


This is my favorite time of the year! Minus the allergies that tend to go crazy with the dead moldy leaves…. I love the way nature looks, I love the food, and of course, I absolutely love Halloween. My kids may not have the best holiday clothes but when it comes to costumes we go all out. Except my son wants to be the same thing he was last year, I guess I’ll survive, he looked so darn cute anyways!
My husband promised after the camping trip this weekend we could get out all of our fall decorations. Today I had to run out to get some supplies for a project my son is dong in school. He has been assigned to decorate a letter H with items that start with the letter H. For the longest time hair was the only thing that came to mind. Then with all this Halloween talk, I couldn’t think of anything better than to do a Halloween themed H. My husband argued that bats and pumpkins don’t start with H. I said (and rolled my eyes) that it still works if he explains that it is Halloween and anyways, it is Kindergarten! So while out in the Halloween isle of the dollar store, I could help but grab a few inexpensive items to add to our existing fall decor.


Cute huh? I think every office needs a dancing skeleton!
Now for a fall dish! Remember not long ago when I made crockpot chicken with a beer for it to cook in? If not glance back here. I was so impressed with the favor, I wondered how it would do with other meats. So I tried it. I have made a few pork roasts in the past and they were good but not great. I searched around the web for some ideas to see if people had any success. Lots of people suggested dark beer but the also added lots of other stuff to their dish. I went for simple with my fingers crossed.

Yum! Yum and easy!!
This pork was tender and juicy! There was hardly any real shredding involved because it fell apart.
Here is what I used:
1 pork roast completely thawed, I also hit mine with my meat tenderizer after it was thawed
1 amber beer (I used Blue Moon Carmel Apple! It is a fall special!)
2 cloves garlic minced
Beef bullion (the powder type 1 tbsp)
(I added carrots and onion but didn’t like how they turned out, maybe I should have precooked them or something??)
In a crockpot, I added the thawed roast with garlic and bullion on top. Pour beer over meat and set my slow cooker on low. Cook until meat is completely cooked through. It should just fall apart when you pull it out. Shred and top with your favorite BBQ sauce. Bun is optional. Even my super picky son gobbled this up!

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