Friday, February 26, 2010

Crockpot Pork Tenderloin, Cole Slaw, Homemade Rolls, and Dairy Free Mac-N-Cheese

Crockpot BBQ Pork Tenderloin
No need to take this down, you can remember it without even having to come back. Open a package of pork tenderloins (they come two in a packet). Drop them into the crockpot in the morning. Add a cup of your favorite BBQ sauce. Stir it all together to get the sauce on the meat. Cover and leave it for 8 hours. Take the top off after 8 hours and, using tongs, remove the tenderloins to a bowl and with two forks, pull it apart. Pile onto buns (store-bought or home made) and serve with Cole Slaw - see recipe. In SC, we serve the slaw right on top of these sandwiches.

Cole Slaw
Combine 3/4 Cup Mayonnaise, 1/4 Cup White Wine or regular White Vinegar, 1 T Sugar, 1/4 t Dill Weed and Salt and Pepper to taste. Chop or shred a small head of green or red cabbage. Add to the dressing and toss to coat. Let this sit for a while - at least 30 minutes because the vinegar will break down the cabbage some to make it more tender and absorb the flavor.

Homemade Bread Rolls
I have a bread machine that I use pretty regularly and today I used it to make bread rolls for tonight's dinner. If I truly made them from scratch, I would add that recipe here. If you have a bread machine, it is likely that you have a recipe for rolls that came with it.

Dairy Free Mac-N-Cheese
My son is lactose intolerant but Friday is mac n cheese day! The challenge is finding a cheese sauce that both boys will accept that isn't complicated. The secret is out now. Please try it if you have a dairy issue, it really is delicious.

2 T Oil
2 T AP Flour
1.5 C to 2 C Chicken Stock
3 Slices Cheddar Flavored Veggie Slices Soy Cheese. Rice Cheese also works well for this

Heat the oil over medium-high heat and add the flour, whisk the flour and oil together until it starts to smell nutty, just a couple of minutes. Slowly add the chicken stock whisking together until the lumps are all gone and it starts to thicken - you have just made gravy, by the way. Add the cheese and let it melt completely. DONE! Add this sauce to elbow macaroni or use it to top broccoli, potatoes, really anything you would use a cheese sauce on.

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