Crock Pot to the Rescue: Making the Most of a Pork Roast
I don't cook all my meals in the crock pot, but I do use my slow cooker for many different dishes. The crock pot is economical in that it uses a lot less power than heating up the oven or using multiple pots and pans on the stove top. I also like that I can put all of the ingredients for one dish in in the morning and the slow cooker will do the rest of the work for me while I go about my daily business.
Like most people, I am struggling to get the most value and nutrition from the food I eat. Prices at the grocer's continue to edge ever higher, with meat being the largest single expense. I do all that I can to stretch my food dollars and my food as far as I'm able.
I had a four-pound sirloin pork roast that I initially cooked in the crock pot after browning in the skillet. I slow roasted the pork along with two pounds of baby carrots. It made a rich broth that I also saved.
Meal one : Pork roast, carrots and sweet potatoes. (Cooked in crock pot)
Meal two : Pork sandwiches with grilled onions and melted provolone.
Meal three : Pork roast diced into bite-size chunks, cooked in the rich broth, and egg dumpling noodles added.
(Cooked in crock pot)
Meal four : In the freezer for a repeat of the pork and noodles at a later date.
Not bad for two people and four pounds of meat!
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