I tried two new recipes last week. E. and I enjoyed the raspberry cocoa while we played Five Crowns on a cold afternoon. The recipe is one from Taste of Home that I adapted, and it helped to use up some of the summer's raspberries tucked in our freezer. The pulled pork recipe comes from my sister-in-law. She made it last summer for our sons' graduation picnic and got lots of rave reviews. So I decided to try the easy recipe, and we enjoyed it for supper with buttered corn on a windy night.
Raspberry Hot Cocoa
Heat 3 C. of 2% milk (I used 1%) in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form along the sides (don't boil). Place 1 C. thawed, unsweetened raspberries; 3 oz. (1/4 of a bag) of semi-sweet chocolate chips; and 2 tsp. sugar in blender. Add hot milk and blend. Strain out raspberry seeds and serve warm.
Pulled Pork Barbecue
Cook a 3-4 lb. pork roast (butt or shoulder) in the oven, covered, for 3 hours at 350. Remove, allow to cool enough to shred, and set aside.
Boil the following ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
1 1/2 C. ketchup
1 C. water
1 small onion, chopped
1 tabl. brown sugar
1 tabl. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. mustard
1/2 tsp. chili powder (didn't use)
2 tabl. vinegar
After simmering, mix sauce with pork. Bake in covered pan for 45 minutes at 275.