Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trial and Error

In these weeks of rehearsal, I have learned that sometimes, the best recipe ideas don't work out.  Some of the simplest recipes are the best. You can't always avoid takeout or frozen burritos. Occasionally, I can throw things to make a gourmet meal.

The chicken broccoli casserole fiasco definitely was bad, and a waste of meat and cheese.  And the pork roast created this week, was delicious!  I found the roast on sale, and it came with a free bag of produce.  I wasn't sure how to prep it.  I had a can of applesauce I'd accidentally purchased a month or so ago.  So, after reviewing different recipes, I decided I could create something tasty with my ingredients, rather than what the recipes called for. 

Apple Mustard Pork
Pork Loin
1 small onion quartered
3 large carrots cut into 2 inch sections
stone ground mustard
1 tsp sage

I put the meat and veggies into the crockpot.  I smeared mustard all over the top of the pork, and then put the applesauce right on top.  I sprinkled the sage over everything.  Cook on low heat for 8 hours, and enjoy!