dustin’ off the crockpot. in the summer?

long ago, maybe before some of you were born, i was furthering my  education at a little university in fairfax. no, that’s not right. none of my readers are younger than 8 years old. my average reader age is like 50 + (thanks mom and dad!) let’s try this again…

8 years ago i got my first crock pot, no it wasn’t passed down from my grandmothers or given to me as a wedding present. i got it the way people “acquire” things in the 2000s, through credit card reward points! WHAT?!?!

i always forget i have it to be honest. i only remember it in the winter when i want to make chili or when i find my crock pot cookbook in the bottom of my closet because it fell through the cracks of my wire shelves. when i was in va beach one of the past 4 weekends i came across a recipe i had pinned a while back, for a pork roast.

typically i would read the words “pork roast,” turn my nose up and go onto the next recipe, but their picture just looked so good (their final product is a lot prettier than mine). which brings me to another point. why do people make cookbooks and not put pictures with every recipe? i need pictures people!!! and i had to make it at parent’s, because who makes a pork roast for one? finally i had a group to make it for!

parmesan honey pork roast (adapted from six sisters. six sisters? that’s a lot of chicks!)

1 (2-3 lb) boneless pork roast

2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup honey

3 tbsp teriyaki sauce

3 tbsp dried basil

1 tbsp italian seasoning

2 tbsp minced garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp corn starch

1/4 cup cold water

spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. in a small bowl combine parmesan cheese, honey, teriyaki sauce, basil, italian seasoning, garlic, oil and salt; and mix. place pork roast in crock pot and cover with sauce.  cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.

remove meat to a serving plate and keep warm. skim fat from cooking  juices, about 1/2 cup and transfer to a small saucepan. bring liquid to a boil and add cornstarch and water until smooth, stirring gradually. bring back to a boil and continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

slice roast and top with gravy.

i feel like this could resurface in the winter at a dinner party perhaps!



  1. Anonymous says:

    oh, this looks easy and good! will have to try in the colder months! 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    oops. the above “Anonymous” is your Aunt Annette. guess I need to register! 🙂

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