Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Insanely Simple Crock-Pot Recipe

My fellow, single father brothers, if you're responsible for cooking for you and your children and you don't have a crock-pot, get one. Cooking in a crock-pot is one of the easiest and most economical ways to help create a healthy diet for you and your children.

From the standpoint of cost-effectiveness, wait until you find a protein that's on-sale at your grocer's meat department or at your local butcher. Grab a pork shoulder or beef rump roast and, if the price is really right, grab a few. Stick them in the freezer for when you need a quick, easy solution for a healthy.

Now, let's assume it's a busy holiday season Saturday. One of your kids had been invited to a birthday party, another has basketball practice, and the third has a dance recital. Given this very realistic scenario, you don't really have time to cook when you get home and the other option is fast food. Right?

Grab one of those pork roasts from your freezer the night before the crazy day and let it defrost overnight. The next morning before you leave for the day, dice a couple of onions, an apple, a potato, and anything else you may have in your fridge. Toss all of that, the roast, and seasoning into your crock-pot and let it cook on high. It, literally, only takes about five minutes to make. When you get home ten hours later, well, your fairly healthy, balanced meal is ready and waiting for you.

Here's a quick breakdown of my recent crock-pot creation:

Crock-Pot Pork Roast & Vegetables

2 onions, diced
1 apple, diced
1 potato, diced
2 peppers, sliced
4 slices of bacon
1 three to four pound pork roast
Seasoning: salt/pepper/garlic

Add ingredients to crock-pot. 
Cook on "high" setting for ten hours.
Dinner is ready when you get home.

It's not fancy. It's not gourmet. However, it's easy, healthy, and functional.

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