Slow Cooked Pork Roast and EASY Peasy Father’s Day Menu
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This is one of my husband’s favorite meals and mine, too! The pork roast is so tender it falls off the bone and I have to spoon it out of the crock pot to put on a plate. It cuts easily with the slightest pressure of a fork and the taste is every bit as good (or better) than you’d expect.
For a full meal, I toss some carrots in with the pork roast, fry up some corn the day before and cook it fully to store in the fridge to reheat right before the meal. Then all I have to do to have supper ready is whip up some mashed potatoes, make some bread, and make the tea! Of course, my dessert was made a day or two ahead of time as well and sits happily in the fridge alongside the corn.
I love making part of my meal ahead of time, especially on the weekends. It’s easy when you have dinner guests or a special meal to plan so you are out of the kitchen and enjoying the time as much as everyone else, all it takes is a little creative meal planning. So today, I’m gonna do that for you. Scroll down on this post for instructions on how to make the pork roast. All of the following recipes are on Southern Plate, complete with tutorials! Just click on the name to be directed to the tutorial.
Plan Ahead Father’s Day Dinner Menu
2-3 Days before: Make Dessert. I prefer a refrigerator cake as these are easy to make ahead of time and only improve as refrigerate. Here are some refrigerator cakes on Southern Plate that are awfully good!
1-2 Days before:Shuck and fry corn. Place finished corn in fridge and just microwave before the meal, or heat in a pot on the stove. You can also make sweet and sour green beans at this time instead of or to go along with the corn.
Serve it up, sit down with your family and enjoy!
For the pork roast, you’ll need: baby carrots (or regular ones, cut up a bit smaller), cream of mushroom soup….
And a pork roast. You can also toss in some potatoes and onions if you like.
This is the kind of roast you need. Don’t make me say or type this name. Just read it. I’m embarassed enough.
Could they not have named it Boston Hind quarters or something?
And you know it KILLED me to pay this price but they didn’t have a smaller one and there wasn’t one on sale.
But I did cut it in half and I’ll get two meals out of it. I’ll show you what I did with the other half soon ~grins~.
Just dump it all in your slow cooker and pour a can of cream of mushroom soup over it! Now is the time to add onions and potatoes if you like.
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4. I like to cook mine about an hour longer than it calls for when I make this roast because I love it extra tender .
P.S. Iced tea is a must. I was on the Darla Shine Show again two weeks ago telling her listeners the secret to great sweet tea! Darla said she had never been able to make good sweet tea but we have that all figured out now!
Thank you so much, Darla,. for having me on your wonderful talk show again! You can listen to an archived show here! I was on the April 11th and June 6th show and SO NERVOUS!! Darla is a sweetheart though! If you happen to have time, please send her a thank you for having me on. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it!!
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