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Cookie Alert + Crock Pot Recipe!

Posted Feb 25 2010 3:58pm

Girl Scout Cookies are in! :mrgreen:

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting these bad boys girls for months since I ordered them at work, and today they finally arrived! Let’s break it down:

  • 2 boxes of Thin Mints
  • 1 box Shortbread cookies
  • 1 box Samoas (now apparently called Caramel deLites)

I AM SO EXCITED!

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The girls at work and I already busted into our stashes, so I can confirm that all three varieties taste just as good as they did last year…and the year before that, and the year before that. Ahh, Girl Scout cookies are such a great tradition! I still remember going door to door in my little uniform and braids with my Dad, selling box after box of these irresistible goodies. Who’s strong enough to turn them down? When I lived in Minneapolis, the local Girl Scout troop used to setup camp inside my gym when it was time to sell them. Isn’t that wicked?

Seeing as how they truly are irresistible – my stash is headed directly into the freezer. Mainly because I will eat an entire sleeve of Thin Mints before you can say the word ‘thin mint’, because we’ve got three more boxes coming from Ben’s work, and because frozen Girl Scout cookies are the bomb. I ♥ GSC!

Obviously it’s the little things in life that I get excited about. ;)

Tonight’s dinner is something to cheer for too – it’s been cooking away in my crock pot all day long. BBQ Pulled Pork!

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Because I didn’t get enough of it last weekend , apparently. ;)

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Now, do you have a friend who seems to always have a great little dish ready when you arrive at their house – seemingly put together in an effortless fashion, and is always one of the best thing you’ve ever had? This recipe comes from that friend of mine. :)

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Whether it’s her white chocolate covered popcorn and peanut M&M’s or a perfect tray of veggies and dip – I know I’m always going to have a spectacular little treat waiting for me when I go over.

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This pulled pork is what she had ready when Ben and I went over to her and her husband’s house to watch the Super Bowl . We were “bowled” over (pun intended) by how delicious it was!

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And it’s SO easy to make! The recipe calls for a 4lb pork shoulder and these two bad boys – Coke Zero (you could use any cola) and BBQ sauce.

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Last night I cut the pork shoulder into big hunks and this morning I put them in my crock pot, seasoned generously with garlic salt, poured on ~1/2 cup BBQ sauce, enough Coke Zero to almost cover the meat, and layered on one sliced onion. I set the timer for 8 hours on low and was on my way!

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This afternoon, oh my goodness, I walked into the most delectable smelling house. All I had to do was remove the meat from the crock pot, shred it up and mix with some more BBQ sauce. I could have shredded that meat with…I don’t know, my knuckles…that’s how tender it was!

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Each piece was subtly sweet and smoky. I could. not. get. enough!

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Paired with some baked beans and green beans, why, we had ourselves another little BBQ feast !

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(I heart canned green beans.)

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This BBQ Pulled Pork recipe is the way to go my friends. So succulent and tender, and the flavors are spot on. Thanks Linds for the fabulous recipe!! :D

And as if I didn’t have a freezer full of goodies, guess what my man brought me? An egg shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! He didn’t even read my post from this morning ! Talk about spousal ESP. Ohhhmmmm… So psyched!

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Oh, on the 40 Day/20 Minute Movement Challenge front, I skipped down to the gym during lunch today and put in 3 miles in 30 minutes on the elliptical. 30 minutes is all I can handle on that puppy – my feet go numb! Does that happen to anyone else?

Tonight I think I’m going to get things ready for the bacon recipes I’ll be cooking up for the party on Saturday. I narrowed it down to two that I’m going to take. They’re epic!

‘Nite!

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Do you like Girl Scout cookies? What’s your fave?

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