Last night's dinner was extrememly easy as most crockpot meals are...and was prepared on Tuesday night so that I could just start the cooker on Wednesday when I left for work. As you know, recipes with around 5 ingredients really strike my fancy....so here goes:
Crockpot ranch roast
3 lb pork shoulder roast
1 lb red skinned potatoes, halved
1 can cream of chicken soup (I use 98% fat free)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese (I use fat free)
1 envelope dry ranch salad dressing mix
The first step was a little different than most crockpot roasts, and I'm not sure it was needed. I will probably omit this step the next time I do this recipe, just because I dont think it made a bit of difference. But the first time I do a recipe I usually try to follow it precisely as you never know what problems it could cause not to follow the directions. First step, if you are a direction follower like me, is to coat a skillet with cooking spray and heat it to medium heat. Brown the roast on all sides before placing it in the crockpot:
Place the potatoes in the crock (in your crockpot baggie of course)....I didn't add an onion but would do so at this time the next go around with this recipe:
Throw the roast in on top of that, and then mix ranch packet, cream cheese, and soup together to make a sauce to drizzle on top of the roast and potatoes...
Justin started this jazz at 10 am on the low setting and it was amazing when I got home at 6:30 (so about 8-9 hours)! Have you ever burnt the roof of your mouth so bad that the skin peeled off? I did that twice picking bites out of the crockpot before it was dinner time. Twice. I guess I didn't learn my lesson the first time...or it was just that good. Throw some fresh cracked pepper and salt on this and it had such a homecooked taste to it. My only regret? I didn't have any wheat dinner rolls or buns to soak up all the fabtastic lovliness that is the juice. It seemed sort of like a pork and potato soup to be honest, and I didn't want any of the broth to go to waste....
Sidenote: If you have less time, you can put it on the high setting for 4-5 hours instead of low for 8-9...