Crockpot Pork Roast

Monday, April 13th, 2009

This one is super easy and it a family favorite!

Ingredients:

1 – 1-2lb Pork Roast
4-5 new potatoes, peeled (optional) and cubed
1 1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 – envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup (optional – I didn’t have it on hand once and this turned out fine)
1-2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes (I use 2 if I don’t use the cream of mushroom soup)
Enough water to cover
Pepper to taste (you don’t really need to add salt because of the soups)

Directions:

Put everything in the crockpot (veggies on the bottom) and simmer on low for 8 hours (the longer the better).

Enjoy!  🙂

Penne Arrabiatta

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

This recipe originally had no meat in it, but we thought the ground turkey would be great in there.  It is a quick and easy weeknight meal that our family really likes.

INGREDIENTS

1 lb Ground Turkey

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

clove garlic, minced

1 small onion, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt & pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1lb penne (or other preferred pasta)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Saute garlic and onion in olive oil (in a sauce pot) until transparent.

2.  Add turkey and cook until browned.

3. Add crushed tomatoes and spices and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

4. Cook pasta in lightly salted, boiling water until cooked el dente.

5. Drain pasta and place in serving bowl with some of the sauce.  Gently toss until coated.

6.  Serve with additional sauce and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional).