About two months ago, pork shoulder was buy one get one free. I only needed 2 lbs, but it was buy one get one free! So I ended up with two 9 lb pork shoulders making a total of 18 lbs of meat. I cut one in half; cooked half, froze half, and froze a whole one. So finally in the month of May, I was able to use my 13 lbs of frozen pork shoulder.
First we took dinner to friends who had a new baby (now 3 months old, so I was a little late). I made Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork with 4 lbs of pork that we used for tacos as suggested in the recipe. It’s a Pioneer Woman recipe so it was delicious. And I got to use a crockpot which makes me happy.
Then on Memorial Day we invited friends over and I made Crock Pot Cuban Nachos from the Iowa Girl Eats blog. They were a huge hit. I was a little skeptical of nachos with pickles and ham on them, but it was amazing. I recommend it. I did not make my own corn tortilla chips and we did not buy the light laughing cow cheese – nothing against light, we just forgot. And when you get tired of pork nachos (because you cooked 9 lbs of meat) just sauté some onion and scramble some eggs with the left over pork and you have delicious breakfast tacos.