This recipe for a pulled pork wedge salad takes this staple from a side dish to a main course.
I’m ashamed to say I bit off a little more than I could chew recently and let a few things fall through the cracks. That’s really unlike me, but I suppose it happens to the best of us. I’m currently taking a minute to get myself organized before once again attempting to jump on the crazy train.
I just returned from a whirlwind two weeks of visiting family across the country. I was in 15 cities in 11 days due to some unfortunate travel gone awry, and I’m so relieved to finally be home.
The good part about being away, especially in Minnesota, was being able to focus only on the task at hand, in this case, getting my parents set up for the summer. The hard work totally consumed my days leaving me depleted and unable to obsess over what this summer is going to be like in my new city.
Now that it is officially summer, I’m not sure how I feel about it. Normally I’m beyond stoked for sunny days, bike riding, beach trips and pools days. I usually look forward to summer all year long. It’s my spirit animal. This year I’m lacking my usual enthusiasm. I don’t have the same things to look forward to. I don’t have any friends to share it with. Who knows, maybe summer won’t even be my favorite season anymore.
The hardest part about moving has been living in a constant state of uncertainty. Without San Diego, I’m not sure who I am anymore. It was such an integral part of everything I was, it’s been a real challenge trying to figure out what to do next. I’ve been trying to just stay busy with work, but clearly even that got away from me. I still feel like I’m completely in limbo, but in a different way than the last year when we weren’t sure if we would be moving or not. It so weird and hard to explain.
Anyway, my recipes as of late have been simple and very pared down. I don’t have the mental wherewithal or patience for complex recipe development at the moment, so we’ve been enjoying some simpler meals like this wedge salad topped with pulled pork. I must say, this was an excellent pairing. We had some leftover pork shoulder that I had put in the crock pot earlier in the week, and I just subbed it for bacon in your classic wedge salad combo; iceberg, tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles and bleu cheese dressing.
If you like super simple recipes like this one, that are easy for hot summer days, you may also like;
Greek Salad with Garbanzo Beans or this