When the days are sunny and warm and I want to be outside all day I pull out my crock pot. Crock pots are great for nice weather – they don’t heat up your house, you can throw your dinner in as you are making breakfast and forget about it until dinner time.
One of my favorite things to make in the crock pot is pulled pork. I have a ridiculously easy recipe. It is so shamefully easy it took longer to put together than this post will take to write.
Step 1: Get a boneless arm roast. We buy our pork from a farmer that comes to our neighborhood once a month. She has excellent roasts.
Step 2: Take off the string around it (you don’t need a roast to hold its shape if you are shredding it). Trim the fat. Put it in a crock pot.
Side note – I bought that cutting board years ago on sale. I don’t mind the yellow color until I take pictures of it, and then I’m annoyed by how ugly it is.
Step 3: Add 1/3 cup water to the crock pot. Season the roast liberally with salt, pepper, and seasoning salt. I use the House Seasoning Blend from Allspice, because I love their spices. But if you don’t have a crazy awesome locally owned spice shop by you I’m sure whatever you have in your cupboard would be great here too.
Step 4: Turn the crockpot on low and walk away for 7-10 hours. Go to swim lessons. Play in the yard. Don’t worry about dinner.
Step 5: Shred the pork. It will be very tender, so this will take about 90 seconds.
Second side note: At this point in the process I remembered I have a non-hideous looking cutting board.
Step 6: Eat dinner. There are lots of ways to eat this. The kids had pulled pork sandwiches with BBQ sauce. I had a pork taco. I’m planning on using leftovers for quesedillas and sandwiches.
It’s not a fancy meal, but it is an easy meal that will stretch into dinner for a few more nights. In the spring and summer that is exactly what I’m looking for.