I taught a lot of cooking classes at church and for private organizations in the 80’s and 90’s, and one of them was called “The Food Doctor”. I always had to explain that the class had nothing to do with eating healthy. Instead, it was what my Mom used to say when we’d comment on how something tasted different. She would say something like, “Oh yeah. I doctored it up with Brown Sugar.” Or, “I added a new spice today”. You get the idea. But I have always had trouble just making something without trying out something to do to it. Like the cake I just posted last week. Add pudding to a cake mix. I sometimes add vanilla pudding to the brown sugar/butter filling in my cinnamon rolls. Lots of ideas which sometimes work and sometimes don’t.
I have learned that those who follow me tend to like the easy things I post most, so I try to lean that way. Tomorrow night I’m having a few people over and I have to serve something light for snacks. Since I like to make my own pan of homemade dinner rolls, I wanted a nice filling. * So I’m doing this pulled pork to which I added a bunch of caramelized onions, pineapple and brown sugar. I will serve the rolls separate from the meat, because we have a few weirdo friends who don’t eat carbs (like my hubby). A simple salad and we have a winner! EASY!!
*NOTE about bread. If you don’t make your own, just use any good small rolls that you purchase at the store. No problem!
PINEAPPLE PULLED PORK
1 pkg previously prepared pulled pork
1 can crushed pineapple
1 large onion, caramelized (slice thinly and sautéed about 30 minutes in a skillet with butter, oil and 2 Tbs. sugar. Cook till light brown)
1/4 cup brown sugar
Mix all together in a large skillet and serve on a platter with breads.