Julie Gallagher, the author of the book ‘For Good Times’, has a passion for parties and a strong creative streak only surpassed by her love of shopping and eye for beautiful things. “I love entertaining, but my friend’s
are right when they say it is the planning and sourcing that I enjoy more than the actual party,” she says. Julie is married to Liam and mom of two little girls, Zara and Bailey.
‘For Good Times’ is a great book that not only takes the guesswork out of planning a party, but also gives you goodies to make a good start. It’s full of inspired ideas, do-able DIYs, keeping-it real recipes and “push print” stationery.
What’s especially great about the book is that it helps the readers to focus on real ways to host real-life parties, right from the invitation to the take-home treat.
It offers stylish plans and “printables” for parties for every month of the year. It really does have it all – all that’s left for you to do is add some good company.
Make Mexican your theme and run a sip, chip and dip cantina. No Mexican party would be complete without Fajitas, or Nachos and guacamole and all the Mexi trimmings. It’s all there in the book, so be sure to check it out.
Pulled Pork Fajitas
This is a great recipe for adults and children. Adjust the spiciness according to your taste. For non-pork eaters a rolled beef roast can be substituted.
FOR THE PORK
1.2kg rolled pork roast (boneless)
250ml/1 cup BBQ sauce
15ml/1 tablespoon mustard
15ml/1 tablespoon tomato sauce
15ml/1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (optional for children)
15ml/1 tablespoon brown sugar
FOR THE FAJITAS
1 packet corn tortillas
Guacamole or diced avocado
Lemon or lime wedges
1. To make the pork, put the roast in a slow cooker with the ingredients listed. Set slow cooker on high for 12 hours.
2. Remove pork from liquid in slow cooker, remove any fat and string and shred into strips using a fork.
3. Skim the fat (there will be a lot) from the sauce and mix ½ cup of skimmed sauce with the meat.
4. To assemble, heat tortillas for a few seconds in microwave, and place each one flat as you assemble with meat topped with avocado, tomato and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Roll up to serve.
If you do not have a slow cooker, place pork with ingredients in an ovenproof dish with tight-fitting lid. Cook in oven at 150°C for 5 hours until tender and falling apart. Proceed with the rest of the recipe.
© Julie Gallagher Published by Quivertree