Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Crock Pot Pork Roast!

Yepp, that's all I have to say.

Now that it is officially the start of November, and the start of the holiday season -- I was in the mood to make a very comforting meal :)

I picked up a pork tenderloin from Trader Joe's the other day (my first time buying a "meat" that was packaged and frozen... imagine how ridiculous I looked trying not to touch the plastic wrapping of the pork.. I was grossed out).

Last night, I browned the pork tenderloin and seasoned it with salt and pepper for about 7-8 minutes.  Then I chopped up some sweet potatoes, golden yams, a yellow onion, and some baby carrots and threw them into the pot. 

I poured about 2 cups of water into the pan I used to brown the pork in order to soak up the yummy juices -- then I added a tsp of better-than-bouillon chicken stock to make up some easy broth.

This morning, I turned my crock pot to low and let it do its thannngg. I also added in some rosemary and some oregano + more salt and pepper.


After 8 hours:

Not only did my apartment smell absolutely heavenly, but when I went to scoop out some of the meat and veggies, the meat absolutely fell apart!!! THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW IT'S PERFECT!

I kept it simple with the seasoning, and I'm glad. 
I was worried that it would come out bland or boring -- NOPE! 

Ahhhh... the pork kept falling apart on me, what a horrible problem to have.
You need to make this asap!!

Crock Pot Pork Roast
- 1 pork tenderloin
- 3 small sweet potatoes
- 1 small golden yam
- 1 chopped yellow onion
- salt, pepper, rosemary, oregano
- 2 cups of chicken broth

Instructions: brown your pork tenderloin for about 7-8 minutes, and season it with salt and pepper.  Chop all your veggies and add them to the crock pot, along with the pork.  Add salt, pepper, rosemary, and oregano + your chicken broth and set your pot on low for at least 6 hours!

I also picked up this beauty on the way back from spin class and stuck it in my freezer! GENIUS.


So, since all of our Halloween shenanigans are officially over for the year, I did some reflecting on how much the "holiday" has changed over the years:

My freshman year of college..... (don't judge me for this, and take note of my freshman 15)
I went all out for 3 nights!

Sour patch kids!

A butterfly!

And a nerd!

In highschool....
I was Mrs. Pots :) Sexy, I know.

and an angel? (this was for a field hockey tournament, so I chose something I could kick ass in...)

Now compare that to this year... The only thing "I dressed up as" was a sweaty beast that could easily scare off any trick-or-treaters!


Don't worry, I'll be sure to celebrate retroactively with some leftover candy :)
Now, go make that pork roast! 

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