bbq pulled pork bruschetta recipe – patrick and gina neely

Diana and I first had these tasty things when her sister and her boyfriend came over and brought them. I could have just eaten those all night. We made them ourselves the other night for a potluck in our neighborhood. There was an amazing turnout of 15 kids and around 45 adults. Elek had a wonderful time. One tip is to make sure the barbecue is thawed before you get started. Print Recipe
4-6 servings

* Olive oil
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 1/2 pounds onion, sliced
* 1 loaf French bread, sliced on into 1/2-inch slices
* 2 cloves garlic, smashed
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1/2 pound pulled pork
* Barbecue sauce
* Chives, sliced for garnish

Preheat the grill to high.

For Onions:
In a large saute pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and butter to melt. Add the onions and saute, stirring constantly, until the onions are deep brown in color, about 20 minutes.

For Bruschetta:
Brush the bread slices with olive oil. Rub the garlic clove on the bread and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill in a single layer and cook until golden and crisp then repeat on the other side. Remove from grill and let cool slightly.

To Serve:
Top each piece of toast with a heaping spoonful of pork. Top with a spoonful of onions. Place a dollop of barbecue sauce on top of the bruschetta and garnish with chives.

BBQ Pulled Pork Bruschetta Recipe : Patrick and Gina Neely : Food Network.

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music monday – zooey deschanel and joseph gordon-levitt – why do you let me stay here

This video is sort of an addendum to the movie 500 Days of Summer that Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt made with director Marc Webb. The song is called Why do you let me Stay Here by She & Him. I think it’s a fantastic video.

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a few songs that caught my eye over the last week or two

These are a couple of the tunes I’ve been enjoying the last few days. Let me know what you think in the comments.

boatband1. Boat – Name Tossers

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juliepeel2. Julie Peel – Unfold

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With this one, be prepared for a slower song. Female vocals as you could probably guess from my previous songs.

cassius3. Cassius – Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes

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Dance. This is the type of song you could lose yourself in.

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tuna melt

The first time Diana and I made this very quick recipe, I accidentally toasted the bread before I put all of it in the oven. Big mistake. I ended up burning the bottom of the toast. Therefore I took the “toasted” part out of the 4 slices whole-wheat bread ingredient to make it less confusing. We made this again last night and it was really good and fast. I love these quick recipes because sometimes you just don’t have enough time to cook for an hour and a half.

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4 servings

* 12 ounces canned chunk light tuna, drained (see Note)
* 1 medium shallot, minced (2 tablespoons)
* 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* Dash of hot sauce
* Freshly ground pepper to taste
* 4 slices whole-wheat bread
* 2 tomatoes, sliced
* 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Preheat broiler.

Combine tuna, shallot, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, salt, hot sauce and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread 1/4 cup of the tuna mixture on each slice of toast; top with tomato slices and 2 tablespoons cheese. Place sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 252
Fat: 6g (3 g sat, 0 g mono)
Protein: 31g
Carbohydrate: 16g
Fiber: 3g
Cholesterol: 66mg
Sodium: 408mg
Potassium: 242 mg
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A & Vitamin C (20% daily value).

The EatingWell Tuna Melt – Eating Well.

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apparent suicide at the peabody hotel

Death has unfortunately been around lately in full force. Apparently yesterday afternoon around 4:15 PM CST a man was on top of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis threatening to jump. And at around 4:20 PM, he finished up his cigarette and did just that. The picture below is where he jumped from and he landed on the lower level.

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Unfortunately for Dave, my wife’s brother, he happened to be walking right by at the time. He said he saw the police, the fire department, and the guy on the roof talking to someone (supposedly the hotel manager) who was trying to get him to come down. When he turned to walk away, not wanting to watch the horrific event, the man jumped and Dave heard him hit. It really shocked Dave as it would shock anyone who witnessed that. Somewhat surprisingly few news outlets have picked up on it. I read on Twitter that it’s because they don’t cover suicides. Twitter and social media is apparently the best way one would find out about this type of event or word of mouth of course. Here’s what Twitter has to say about it. What else can you say about it? I’m very sorry and sad that it happened.

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music monday – shwayze – rock ‘n roll

Why I like this video: I enjoyed the fusion, if you will, of rap and rock and roll. Not to mention it looks like they’re having a great time.

Shwayze – “Rock n’ Roll” from Nicholaus Goossen on Vimeo.

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