Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Pork




A long time ago (3.5 years ago to be exact) I was pregnant with my first child. You currently know her as Indigo. When you're with child you often crave certain things through out your pregnancy. Don't get me wrong you get sporadic cravings, but you might notice a pattern with certain things.





My top 3 things with little sweet Indigo were:

1. Vanilla Milkshakes from Coldstone
2. Peanut Butter on Toasted Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
3. Pancakes with butter and syrup





As you can tell, I might have had the sweet tooth with her, now on to this current baby. I happen to be 3.5 years older and maybe 3.5 inches wider..hehe. I have to list out the things that a "boy" child is making me crave.

1. Burgers smothered in cheese and mushrooms
2. Shredded Pork Sandwiches
3. Burgers & Shredded Pork sandwiches
4. Eggs fried on top of things like Burgers and Shredded Pork Sandwiches
5. Cake

Now you can see why I need to get the P90X part deux for Christmas...hint hint...Husband....Are you listening????





So lets see little girls make me crave sweets and this darn male child has me consuming cows and pigs like it's my job! Not only does he make me eat a cow and pig per week he likes it if I smother it in cheese,eggs, and sauces...dude...and very sorry to the vegetarians out there.

Next things I know this kid will have me playing golf, changing my cars oil, or spitting on the sidewalk.

Now go make this easy peasy pork, probably a welcome change from regular holiday fare.





INGREDIENTS
Delightfully borrowed from a friend
{Printable Recipe}

1 pork roast 3-5 lbs
1 large jar Salsa Verde

Optional :
Cheese
Tomato
Tostada shells
Salsa Verde

*after a few days of tostadas I poured in some BBQ sauce for a BBQ pork Sandwiches*

DIRECTIONS
Pour half your salsa verde into your crock pot. Set your pork roast in the slow cooker and place the other half of the salsa verde on top of it. Set on low for 8 hours (flip once while cooking). Remove from slow cooker and shred. You can add a little of the juice if you like after shredding.

Now assemble to your hearts content...and it goes a little sumthin like this..

Tostada, pork, salsa, cheese, maters, cheese, cheese, eat. WORD





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32 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Scrumptious! The kind of foof I have been craving lately.

Cheers,

Rosa

Angie's Recipes said...

You have me at slow cooker pork! Yummy!

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

Isn't the slow cooker just the best invention ever for us busy mommies?! :)

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

I love this! Aren't cravings so crazy?!
BTW, this looks like such an easy yummy dinner! I have a pork roast in the freezer calling out to me!
Jo-Anna

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I'm kind of LOVING your cravings!

Julia said...

My pregnancy cravings: 1st tri: el pollo loco brc burritos and french fries. 2nd tri: hamburgers. Every EFFING day. 3rd tri: spinach blueberry smoothies. Seriously, these kids jack around w/ our appetites and cravings WAY too much!!!! Can't wait to see pics of your new little male child ;)

Holly said...

Ha ha! I always love reading your posts. We are so much alike! Your cravings sound like the ones I had. Each pregnancy is so different, yet similar in ways too : ) Oh and for the dish.. it looks divine!

Roz said...

Sounds so delicious! Sorry that I've been absent from commenting on your sweet blog; life took in an insane way! I hope you have a lovely holiday season! Love the changes that you made to your blog look! Darling!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This is making me reconsider my choice to not have a crock pot.

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

Ha ha, when I was pregnant with my son I wanted nothing but chocolate milk shakes and whopper sandwiches. I had both the sweet tooth and the fat tooth. Love the slow cooker pork!

Lo-mo said...

Oh my! What would happen if it was fraternal twins...one boy, one girl.... I love this simple slow cooker meal! I will be trying it out soon!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Oh yes, every child is different and it makes every pregnancy special. I had 3 pregnancies and 3 different experiences.. One I became a fruitarian, one I ate a lot of steamed white rice and the last one I had a lot of crackers. Never had so much crackers in my life.. LOL.
I wish I'd be craving for shredded pork instead... yum!!!

Candace said...

I made a pork roast today in my crockpot; but, it doesn't look as good as this one. I love the salsa verde on yours. I'm making this one next time. Yum!

baking.serendipity said...

I'm craving this...and am not at all pregnant!

baking.serendipity said...

I'm craving this...and am not at all pregnant!

Chris said...

I am so totally proud of Carnivore Jr. He is representing his gender well, ha ha.

You would have loved the pork butt I recently smoked with a hatch chile rub a few weeks and then used in tamales.

Love these tostadas!

Val said...

This is my kind of dinner!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

It's impossible, I'm sure it's impossible, but I'm wondering if I could be expecting a boy. This meaty dish just looks so good to me!

Heather Schmitt-González said...

Mmmm...those are some tasty cravings! I craved different things with all 3 of mine. Crazy how our bodies work. Now. I'd like a tostada for breakie, please!

Rosemary said...

Still not your standard slow cooker fare. Nice change. Boy or girl should love this!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Mmmmm, MMMMMMM! I would eat that for breakfast right now.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I am completely fascinated by pregnant gal's cravings. The funny thing is, none of my pregnant friends have really claimed to have any lately, which I don't believe but anyway this is just the kind of thing I've been wanting to hear!

Sweets for a she.
Savory for a he.

I love it! Now only if you told me you ate dirt or something...

Allison at Novice Life said...

Too funny - when I was prego with my little boy, I craved dessert which I usually don't carem uch for, and things I wouldn't normally eat....like BBQ Pulled Pork with Coleslaw on the bun!

Pacheco Patty said...

I'm craving this slow cooker salsa verde pork spread over a tortilla and smothered in all those goodies you put on top! Time to pull out the crock pot and go to work!

Monet said...

Cravings are such weird beasts! I love how you are craving all these salty foods. This pork verde looks just perfect. Thank you for sharing it with me. Flavorful and simple. Perfect!

Jenn said...

Hhhhmmmm... I crave all those things listed most of the time... and I've never been preganant! lol

Art From My Table said...

Your blog is beautiful! Can't wait to try this recipe. :-)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I know what dinner is tomorrow. YUM!!!! Hope you are having a great week! xo

Katerina said...

When I was pregnant to my son I used to crave savory food as well. I guess this happens with male babies. Although I am not pregnant I would love to have a bite from this one. It lloks terrific!

Loveforfood said...

That close up shots are making me to grab food from the screen....so drool worthy

Taste and Tell said...

I had very similar cravings with my daughter and with my son! I'm not pregnant now, but I think I'll be craving this pork until I try it!!

Clements Family said...

Cravings are the funniest thing...with this pregnancy I want chocolate chip cookies ALL the time...sad that I am to lazy to make any though:) I don't want to have to do all those dishes!!!