Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Toby's Favorite Roast

Today's recipe is another one I found on Pinterest. Unfortunately, the "pin" linked only to a picture & not to an original source (it happens sometimes). (If this is your original recipe & you want credit, message me & I'll gladly link to you here:)  Here's the "pinned" pic:

I used the Kroger brand of Zesty Italian dressing mix, McCormick's Brown Gravy mix & Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing mix. My roast was a little over 2 pounds.

Place the roast in crock pot, mix the mixes with 3/4-1 cup of water & pour over the roast. I let mine cook on low for abut 8 hours.

The result:
No knife needed! Super tender & easily cut with a fork!

Toby doesn't care much for roast, but I love it.  Usually, I just throw the roast in the crock pot, add some carrots & potatoes & a little water & let it cook. I love it that way. Toby: not so much. Not the case with this roast. He said it was quite possibly the best roast he'd ever eaten. (He also requested that I never cook roast  my old way again :) 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Most Amazing Pork Chops Ever

Ok, I don't know if I'd say "most amazing EVER", but these are pretty darn good chops. (And that's saying something coming from me, because I am not a big fan of pork chops!) This recipe is one that my bestie, Steph, found on Pinterest a while back. Here's a link to the original recipe, including a great picture of the finished product. The best part: this is a CROCK POT recipe!!! (Love my crock pot!!) :)

Most Amazing Pork Chops Ever

4 Bone-in/thick cut pork chops (I used 6-8 smaller boneless pork chops)
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 envelope dry pork gravy mix
1-1/2 cups chicken broth

Place the pork chops in the bottom of the crock pot. Mix the other 4 ingredients in a bowl & pour over chops. Cover & cook on low for 6-8 hours.