If you have been following my food review blog you will have noticed that I am someone that lives with 3 kids and a wife so larger meals are important to us to sit down to have together. But time is always of the essence and having enough time to prepare a good tasty and healthy meal can be a challenge for all.
One of my family’s tried and true ways of making a good healthy meal is by the usage of our crock pot. This allows you to slow roast leave for several hours and when you get home the meal is prepared and ready to eat. One of my favorite meals to prepare in a crock pot is a pork loin. Take 3 and a half pounds of pork loin still frozen. Set it into the crock pot and add potatoes and any seasonal vegetables that you might enjoy. By slow roasting this for 8 to 10 hours you’re able to come home to a deliciously prepared pork loin. One of the added benefits of slow roasting is the meat falls apart in your mouth. One way that my family enjoys our pork loin is my adding French onion soup to the crock pot. It gives it a bit more essence and flavor. I will be adding several other simple recipes that you can rely on.
There’s nothing quite like coming home to a meal that is prepared for you and you haven’t spent a lot of time working on it. The crock pot has been a game changer for our family. One of the things that you must think about when preparing with a crock pot is do you have a large enough crockpot. Also another consideration that I take to mind is how I initially prepare a piece of protein could make a difference on how I use those leftovers. Being smart about how you prepare your protein and a crock pot will help you stretch your grocery dollars long term. This simple trick has helped me and my family save thousands of dollars in groceries by simply preplanning our meals.