so, i’ve got a hawaiian itch, & i’ve got it bad. unfortunately, it’s looking like it’s not going getting scratched anytime soon. not a problem – i’m adaptable like that…. enter the hawaiian staycation. the waves might not be crashing outside my window, or a breeze rustling through the palm trees, but it’s doesn’t take much to create a little island paradise of my own…
* jack johnson on repeat
* a little bit of johnson’s baby oil gel with cocoa butter slathered on. (the lotion is wonderful too!)
* piña coladas complete with tiny umbrella, whipped cream & cherry
* & all the makings of my own personal hawaiian luau:
hawaiian kalua pork
4-5 lb. pork butt or shoulder
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
2-3 tablespoons hawaiian salt (or coarse sea salt)
2 cups apple cider
the night before… rub the pork with salt & liquid smoke, and place in the crockpot. cover with apple cider. turn crockpot on low & leave it to cook for 10-16 hours, flipping pork over halfway through. take meat out of crockpot and shred with two forks.
serve the pork with sticky rice, macaroni salad & finish the feast with a big ‘ole slice of ted’s chocolate haupia pie. yum! yum! yum!
so break out your grass skirt & coconut bra… let’s staycation together. at the very least, whip up a ted’s chocolate haupia pie, it’s heavenly! i think i’ll go cut myself another slice.