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With minimal prep and only a handful of ingredients, these Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Cornbread Sliders with Avocado, Pickled Onions, and Sriracha Mayo are beyond legit!
Just about two weeks ago now, Olivia learned how to roll over. It was weeks in making. She spent so much time on her play mat rolling onto her side, totally perplexed how to get that last push onto her tummy. She would get so frustrated… yelling and grunting like one of those muscle heads at the gym trying to get one more rep in before dropping the weights on the ground in a huge display of idiocy.
But then… it happened. Sweet, sweet satisfaction. Glorious victory. Asheley literally screamed with excitement. I was so proud of my baby girl.
…we were, however, totally not prepared for the consequences of her new found fascination.
We used to just be able to leave Olivia on her play mat for about 15 to 20 minutes and let her hang out and play by herself. It was a little morsel of freedom for mommy and/or daddy, depending who was in charge at that moment. I could go and actually get dinner going. But now? Heck no. You leave her alone on her mat for a second and the girl has rolled off of it and onto the hardwood floors. Then the screaming commences.
Oh, and our child that used to sleep SO well through the night? Yea, now she wakes up freaking out every time she rolls onto her tummy. If we catch it fast enough, we can flip her back and shove in a binky in hopes of her falling right back to sleep. If we catch it fast enough…
We are so thrilled for baby girl and her new love for acrobatics… and we know this is just a phase (please learn how to sleep on your tummy soon!), but for now it’s a bit of a hiccup in our routine. Ha. We actually thought we had a routine. And then Olivia said screw that crap.
So yea. There’s not a whole lot of time being spent prepping meals these days. But you know I can’t sacrifice big, bold flavors just because I’m strapped for time. Heck no. So let me introduce you to my new friend… these Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Cornbread Sliders with Avocado, Pickled Onions, and Sriracha Mayo!
Anyone out there a sports lover? Or maybe your significant other is a fan? Asheley loves watching college football on Saturdays. She doesn’t really have the time to just lounge around like she used to, but she still enjoys having the games on throughout the day (even if it’s just background noise to the main event of carefully watching our rolling baby!). How perfect are these sliders for a some serious game day eats?
And hey… the NY Mets are in the World Series! I’m not a die hard fan or anything, but I’ve always been a Mets fan. That’s the way my dad raised his two sons. Mets fans. And let me tell you, it’s not easy being a Mets fan. The season is normally pretty darn short. But who knows… maybe this is their year!
And to celebrate, I made these creative pulled pork sandwiches for Asheley and I as we watched Game 1 of the World Series. Thankfully, the prep was ridiculously easy thanks to Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces.
Have you seen Campbell’s Sauces in the grocery store lately? They make weeknight dinner SO easy, and with a bunch of different flavor options, you’ve got tons of versatility when it comes time to cooking up some great eats. And you better believe Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces help you get Game Day ready!
Even if you don’t have a baby rolling around on her play mat at home (demanding every second of your attention), we all know how hectic Monday through Friday is. And as much as I personally love being in the kitchen, time with my little family is way more important. My baby girl is only going to be this small once!
So big props to Campbell’s Sauces, which helps me put a real deal meal on the table. With literally only 5 minutes of prep and two ingredients, this pulled pork became a reality. I dumped in the pork shoulder and sauce before work, and came home to a house smelling so freaking delicious. I always have pickled onions hanging out in the fridge (they make pretty much everything taste better), and whipping up sriracha mayo and chopping up an avocado (Asheley lives for avocado) took all of 5 minutes. Boom. Instant dinner with legit flavor.