BBQ~ Pulled Pork {Boston Butt/Pork Shoulder}

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day

To celebrate Memorial Day

and WELCOME Summer we have a

bbq

yum, yum, yum!!!

 pulled pork BBQ is fantab.

It is tradition,

it is SUMMER!!

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it is rubbed {twice}

it is smoked {all day}

it is delish!

I make my own Butt Rub {dry rub} and concoct my own version of a wet rub.

Start with your wet rub which I rub my pork with mustard, honey or molasses, sometimes just vinegar. Next, sprinkle with Butt Rub. Marinate over night, all day, as long as you can up to 3 days. Longer the better.

John starts the smoker in the wee hours of the morning and we enjoy this for dinner!!!

Or you can start it around midnight and have it perfect for a lunchtime bbq!

ENJOY!!

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what else was on the menu?

Cowboy Beans

Tori Darlin’s Dill Potato Salad

Corn on the Cob

Deviled Eggs

Fruit Salad

I will be sharing all my favorite bbq sides this week!

What’s your fav bbq side?

me

Mama Bird was featured!!

As you all or most of you know by now I am all about trying to be GREEN, ORGANIC, healthy lifestyle at home that translates into all I do. Be it up-cycling décor or craft projects or baking my yummy cupcakes with local eggs and butter and fresh IN SEASON produce; ingredients you can pronounce, butter, eggs, flour, you get my drift!!

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JINGLE JUICE

How cute are these cups? I found them at one of my fav stores, SWOOZIES they have some really cute things. So, of course I had to find an equally festive cocktail for my girlfriends. I am having a few friends over and I like to have a signature cocktail & party favor! Who doesn’t love a party favor?!

Thanks to my fav mag Southern Living I found EXACTLY what I was looking for! It’s even called JINGLE JUICE! How fun! Here is the yummy recipe! I think I am going to freeeze the cherries & orange slices and serve it in a giant punch bowl!

5 cups oj
1 cup vodka
1/3 cup triple sec
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cherry juice

Garnish with fruit flavored candy canes, cherries & orange slices.