|Isn't this pretty? My table is NEVER set like this!|
Today's dinner is Crock Pot Roast Pork with carrots, onions, and potatoes.
Unlike good chefs, I do not brown my meat before popping that bad boy in the slow cooker. Nope, I toss a bag of baby carrots into the Crock Pot, chop an onion and throw that in too. Sometimes I peel and slice potatoes and add them to the mix. Then I shake salt and pepper over the raw roast, place it over the veggies, add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water and a chicken bouillon cube, cover it, set the heat to low, and walk away for 8-10 hours.
It's beautiful. A fully-cooked meal awaits us that night. The meat falls apart--so tender and delicious. I use a slotted spoon to transfer the vegetables to a bowl. Often I make a quick gravy with the juice, just depends on how I feel.
Other slow-cooked meals I adore? Chili (which takes a little more time to prepare since I do brown the meat!), chicken thighs, roast beef, pulled pork, sloppy joes, turkey breast, and saucy pork chops.
What are you making for dinner? Do you ever use a slow-cooker?
Have a terrific day!