Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Oh MY G O S H!  Life is crazy lately.  This has been the busiest couple months ever.  How to get dinner on the table and feed my family a healthy non-fast food meal is a huge goal of mine!  A few months back I posted a question on Facebook asking which night of the week was the hardest to get dinner on the table.  By the overwhelming response I came to the conclusion that I am not alone in my Dinner Dilemma!  Every night of the week was mentioned, but Wednesday and Thursday came out on top of my little survey as the hardest for everyone.  Some of you said every night…I would have to say that I am in that party lately!

Because eating together is a priority for our family I have accumulated some quick fix meals and a few slow cooker “goto” meals that I plan on sharing with you every Wednesday for my new series Dinner Dilemma.  I am hoping to get other who have the same passion on board with me, so if you are a blogger and you would like to share one of your go-to recipes here on Eat2gather I would love to have you as a guest blogger!!!   We can’t do this alone people we need all the help we can get…at least I do. 

As you can see I was so busy this week I didn’t even get my first What’s 4 Dinner Wednesday ~ Dinner Dilemma up on time….daggummit it’s Thursday already!  So normally Dinner Dilemma will be on Wednesdays…but this week because I had a dilemma it’s on Thursday! Ha!  I was thinking of waiting to launch this until the Fall when kids are back in school and things get busy with sports and “everything” , but seriously I think Summer is just as hard if not harder to get my family around the dinner table together, so I said to myself, Self.  No really I said to myself, “why wait?!”.

Pork Roast in the crock pot is one of my family’s favorites.  Really you can’t go wrong with this meal. Here’s how to put it together.

Season a 3 pound pork roast generously with season salt, on high heat olive oil in a large skillet, brown roast on all sides and place in slow cooker, pour cream of mushroom soup over pork roast.  Next….

 

Add 1 sliced onion to pan, scraping up browned bits and allowing onion to soften, then pour in one can of diced tomatoes and 1 cup of  chicken stock add in 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon ground thyme, allow to simmer for a few minutes.  While it’s simmering you can be preparing your vegetables. Pour mixture over roast.

 

Now place carrots and parsnips on top, cover, and cook on the low setting for 8 hours.  Thirty minutes before you plan to eat (sooner if you are like me and just don’t have time and are rushing) make a paste with 1/2 cup of chicken stock and 1/4 cup flour drizzle it in around the edges get your fork in there and stir it in the best you can, cover and allow to cook for another 30 minutes.  There you have it!  you can eat as is or serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.  OH and don’t forget to taste the gravy  and add salt and pepper if needed!

Two rules to live by right there people!

1. Taste the gravy.

2. Add spice when needed!

 

 

There she is.  Plain and simple in all her glory.  A hearty meal on the table. Insert pat on the back.  Let me just say that even though I strive to feed my family home cooked meals, we don’t always have the time to ALL sit down together,  but I will say if there is food that I have prepared for my family waiting for them in the oven, crock pot, or on the stove  they fill their plates they sit down usually with at least one other family member and they are nourished.

I love words so I’m going to bore you right now with the definition of nourish. Nourish = to feed, to care for.  The antonyms of nourish are abandon, deprive, neglect.  OOOo man dems harsh words.

So peeps I’m here to help you nourish your loved ones with quick easy go-to recipes…every Wednesday, and maybe sometimes Thursday!

If you want to contribute to Dinner Dilemma shoot me an email I’d love to have you as a guest blogger or if you don’t have a blog and just want to share your ideas in the comments the more the merrier! Yeah!

Bear Hug! Luvya, Sheila

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    This looks fabulous! My stomach is currently growling for lunch and I’m close to licking my computer screen. Haha! I have several “go to” meals, a lot of them involving the crockpot, that I use during busy weeknights. I’ll send ya’ an email! 🙂

  2. 2

    Sheila ~
    This time of year is especially tricky with getting dinner on the table and getting everyone home at the same time to eat it! This meal looks heavenly. I love my slow-cooker and give it a workout every single week. This week I used it overnight to cook beans so that I could make hummus. Having a slow-cooker with a time that automatically shuts off is key for us to have dinner ready and not eating fast food. Well, that and MEAL PLANNING! 😉
    Can’t wait to see ya’ in Austin ~

    • 2.1
      Sheila :

      Sara, Hmmmm do you know anyone that might want to do a guest post on meal planning ; ) Oh I used to have a slow cooker with a time…I miss that ol gal. thanks for stopping by!

  3. 3

    Bring on the dinner dilemma series! We all struggle with this. I have so many nights where I’m scrambling to put something on the table. Looking forward to some new ideas!

    • 3.1
      Sheila :

      I’m excited too! I hope the series inspires families to eat2gather ; ) xoxo Thanks for stopping in. I can’t wait to see you in a couple weeks!

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