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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pulled Pork and Pink Pigs

Back a few weeks ago,  H repurposed a Duncan Phyfe table into a potting bench.  

 It has turned out to be a multipurpose table because today I am serving our dinner on!

I am serving pulled pork sandwiches,   so I have the table set with the cutest pink piggy paper plates that I found at TJ Maxx last week.

 I brought out  my favorite ceramic pig from the house to be part of the centerpiece....... along with some fresh cut phlox from our garden.  

We cooked three pork roasts in a turkey pan.     I used the first one to make BBQ pulled pork and put the individual servings in the freezer.  

 The second one will be put in the freezer for a family dinner with the kids.......pulled pork,  mashed potatoes and pork gravy..

The third one will be used for what I call savory pulled pork sandwiches.

I am serving  the savory pulled pork sandwiches today.    The meat is just seasoned with salt and pepper....topped with caramelized onions  and a drizzle of horseradish mustard.    All served on a wheat bolillo roll

What kind of salt did I,  of course!

Here's another pink pig  nestled in the plants I have on a vintage handmade wooden haybarrow.

It has been pretty hot today and my sweet potato vine is will perk back up when it cools down later this evening.

Do you find container gardening as versatile as I do?  

  I have fun moving my plants around the yard to create vignettes...... just like I do with my "pretties" in the house.     

I have put several hanging  baskets on and around the wheel barrow to make my garden vignette look very lush.

Now all I need to do is bring a cold drink out and we are ready to eat.....
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Penny, the potting bench worked perfectly for your outdoor dining. The pork sandwich looks delicious! Great idea to cook three and have them ready for future meals. The little pig is the perfect accent! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. Penny, you are such a "hoot"...Thanks for sharing...and, I am hungry now...gotta go eat a bacon sandwich!
    Have a good night. Leticia

  3. Good Morning Penny
    Your Pulled Pork Sandwich looks yummy and your sweet little pig just looks perfect sitting with you. Enjoy your day today Penny

  4. Penny,
    Love the cute pigs!! It has been in the 90's here for the last 3 days. I have been stuck in the house with the air conditioning blaring. Poor Joe is dying out there though , walking and delivering the mail. At least , the people on his route are very kind and keep giving him bottled water...


  5. Penny,
    I enjoyed reading this blog. Your theme is just so adorable and well thought out! Where on Earth did you find that cute pig on top of the table? I normally don't care about pigs but that is the cutest thing!!

    I don't know about you, but I'm anxiously awaiting the Fall season as I always do. We are having 100 degree weather now.

    Hugs & Blessings,

  6. You make up the cutest tables, and I love the plants cascading from the wagon so pretty, we bought those planters that cradle the deck rails last year and planted them this year and I do love having the pretty flowers to enjoy out there! That pork sandwich looks delicious, great idea to have the others frozen for when you need them!

  7. The pulled pork sandwiches look yummy! I love your little piggy, also. So cute!

  8. Isn't the piggy on the table the one that is in the house usually? CUTE!! My favorite..
    The sandwiches look delicious!

  9. Visiting from HSTS Pink Saturday. What a nice patio! Cute plates- don't you just love TJMaxx? It is fun and rewarding to container garden. I enjoy clipping fresh herbs from my patio pots :)

  10. Cute post, Penny. Pink pigs make me smile!

  11. That table is pretty neat! The pulled pork all sounds delicious each version! The big pink pig is a cute one. I have a thing for pigs that fly! I love container gardening because I find it weed free and easy to maintain.

  12. Your pigs are so cute...and that sandwich looks delicious.

  13. That is such an adorable table, I love it. The piggy is such a fun element, it really started out my monday right. Thanks Penny!!

  14. Penny, I look so forward to seeing what you will share each week! The pink pigs are adorable & the pulled pork looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites & we hope you will link up again! Michelle OurCraftyMom

  15. What an adorable tablescape... love the precious pig theme, especially the cute pink pig plates! That pulled pork sandwich looks pretty amazing too! :) ~Rhonda

  16. Penny, it's such a cute table. The pulled pork looks delish! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you there! Have a great week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. Hi Penny! Wanted to let you know that the Weekly Feature Series is live for one more chance for you to shine. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Have a lovely Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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