I have been wanting pulled pork for a while now, a desire that has been fanned by the degree of difficulty required to get some from any of the usual restaurants. On an earlier trip to Sam's Club, I had noticed pork shoulder at an attractive price and suggested to Gretchen that I could bring one of these shoulders home and we could fix our pulled pork problem.
Gretchen said, "But we don't have any apple juice."
"I can get apple juice at Sam's Club."
"We will never use that much apple juice. I have more orange juice than I need -- maybe we could use it instead." (The more orange juice than she needed was because I had brought some home last week when she was really craving citrus. But that much orange juice is really more juice than she needs to drink.)
This is, of course, the kind of question that Google is designed to answer. In less than 60 seconds, I found a lovely recipe for slow-cooker pulled pork that needed minced garlic, stone ground mustard, a chopped sweet onion, salt, pepper, and orange juice. So I bought the pork shoulder at Sam's and on the Mariano's run this morning picked up the missing ingredients.
Everything went into a pot on the stove around noon. Six hours later, we had lovely, tasty, juicy pulled pork. Half of the remains have been frozen for later; another meal's worth is in the fridge for later this week.
Pulled pork. It was what was for dinner.