Last night I made Crack Roast for dinner. As I was making Sophie’s plate so it could cool, my husband dipped a small piece of the pork into the sauce and gave it to her. She licked her lips – “Yum num num.”
She loved rice with a sauce over the weekend, so last night I put a little shredded pork and brown rice on her plate, and spooned some sauce over both. I gave her some green beans also, and she was tapping the empty section of her plate so I added a little shredded cheddar cheese. She ate almost everything, all by herself!
But then, when it was bedtime, she would NOT settle down. She was climbing, running, throwing things at the dogs and doubling over with laughter when they’d run away from her. She was tickling and playing and finding anything and everything to get into. Around 11 I was teasing Big Sis about sneaking her some ice cream or something sugary, and she said “Besides the crack sauce?”
Oh yes, the sauce.
I didn’t even think about the fact that the sauce is almost pure sugar. One whole cup of brown sugar, 2/3 cup apple juice, and whatever meat juices that combine while cooking. She had about 2 tablespoons on her rice and meat.
She finally went to sleep after 11, and was Miss Crankypants this morning. I think next time, we’ll skip the sauce on her plate.