Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pork Roast

This was my second attempt at slow-cooking a pork roast and it turned out pretty good for the most part. We'll just ignore the fact that it was still a little pink when dinner time rolled around.

I used a two pound pork roast, carrots cut in quarter inch sections, sweet onion cut in huge chunks so I could easily pick it out, red potatoes cut in medium-sized chunks with the skin and a can of hominy (juice included).

The hominy went in first, followed closely by the pork roast then rounded off with the veggies. I did this without a recipe and was informed later by Spike that the vegetables should have gone in first. Well...phooey.

The yummy, colorful mess cooked in the crock pot for about 8 hours on high. And despite the pinkness of parts of the roast, Spike went back for seconds. I tell myself it's because I'm such a good cook and not because he's a living garbage disposal. It's what gets me through the day.

And by the way, the hominy juice really did make a huge difference. Made things even tastier. By the way, Mom, if you're reading this...No, I did NOT eat the carrots. They were quickly transferred to Spike's plate when he left the room to get napkins. I'm sneaky like that.

As you've probably noticed, I actually made it through a meal without drama. However, I would like to take a moment to say goodbye to an old friend. When I was removing "Crocky"...he liked it when I called him that...from the car he quickly fell to his demise. Poor Crocky. He never stood a chance. Some day I'll remember that small hands should not carry big things one-handed.

Do you think it's too soon to mention that I want one of these now?

I'll miss you Crocky but I've just gotta move on!

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