Post by Contributing Author, Vanessa from Bible Beer and Babies
We are a leftover-loving family. Leftovers stretch to fill lunch boxes at the office and dinner plates on busy weeknights. If you’re at all like me, though, you’ve found yourself — on many an occasion — staring into a sea of tupperware bins of food with dread over having to choke them down in their reheated forms. Sadly, I’ve thrown out my fair share of sad-looking clumps of once-yummy food, because I simply couldn’t stomach it. Because if we’re completely honest, not all leftovers are created equal. Some are just a reheated hot mess. Right? Right. But there are some meals out there which are not only palatable, but actually shine brighter that second (or third) day around.
Here are some recipes you’re sure to enjoy the first night, but may fight over the next. Let’s be civil, though, people.
1. Bacon-Wrapped Pulled Pork
Easy. Tasty. Versatile. And amazing. I mean, obviously. It’s pork wrapped in bacon and slow-cooked. While some recipes call for fancy salt and extras, I prefer my own two-ingredient method: pork. bacon. Okay, sometimes I add some minced garlic between the two, but even without it gets rave reviews. Just wrap it up (I weave to help the bacon stay put) and cook on low in your slow cooker for 6-8 hours. Move the whole roast to the oven and broil for 5-10 minutes to crisp up, while you prep any sides. Then shred and enjoy. I told you it was easy.
Plus, this meat is amazing for the entire remaining week — if it lasts that long. You can heat it up for some barbecue sandwiches or pulled pork tacos, but my go-to is a simple (and cold) pulled pork sandwich on a hoagie bun. Sometimes I dress it up with some spicy ranch dressing, but there’s something beautifully simple and delicious about pork, bacon and bread. (more…)