It’s summer! While I love some of the rich flavors of fall I especially love the light and refreshing tastes of summer! I hadn’t ever tried the Chek sodas from my local Winn-Dixie and I was surprised to see how many different flavors there are! I got to try a sampling of them and really liked them all. We all tried them as a family and each of us had a different favorite. My favorite was the orange pineapple – it was sweet and had a light flavor that was perfect for summer! Jamie’s favorite was the diet cola and he was happy that while it didn’t taste exactly like one of the national brands it had a great flavor. Noah’s favorite was the cream soda. He said it was sweet and perfectly delicious (those were his exact words, lol!).
We decided to create a recipe for braised pork shoulder using the orange pineapple soda. I am all about using the crock pot as much as possible and in the summer I love how it doesn’t heat up my kitchen at all! This recipe is super easy, we are excited to try it out this week. It is similar to one that I have made for several years and we are going to substitute the pineapple orange soda in for the soda we used to use. I can’t wait to taste the delicious pork with the sweet sauce!
This pork falls apart and so I usually shred it with 2 forks. You can put it in a sandwich or tacos – I prefer it in tacos and like to throw a few tortillas on the grill to get them charred and add some cabbage and lime to the tacos – very simple but delicious! We also like to grill corn in the husks on the grill and slather them with butter, salt and a little cayenne pepper! This is the perfect summer meal that won’t heat up your kitchen but will tantalize your taste buds!
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I received sample products and a gift card from BI-LO to share this recipe and post. All opinions are my own.
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