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Ever feel like your grocery budget is doubling or more in size and you just can’t figure out why? That has been my life lately! Maybe it’s because I have a growing little boy that can suddenly eat us out of the house only he is so picky he will only eat certain foods, or maybe it’s the prices that just keep going up.
I have been challenging myself lately to cook more from my pantry and freezer like I used to do in the past. Lately, I have had recipe ideas that I want to try so I just go out and buy the ingredients when really I have a freezer and pantry full of food that I could be using to save money. Now, I’m back to the basics and will be featuring more pantry style dishes the next month as we weed our way through the pantry and the freezer.
I had pork shoulder in the freezer for a little while now and knew that I could easily make that into an easy pantry style slow cooker meal. I decided to use what I had on hand which was rosemary, lemon, and Italian dressing. Sounds like a good pairing to me, right?
I simply put the pork shoulder in the slow cooker topping it with the rosemary, lemon, and Italian dressing and let it cook all day. It ended up being juicy and flavorful! Not only that but it did not cost me any extra to make it because I already had everything. That’s my kind of dinner!
Are you ready to try this pantry style meal? Remember you can use just about any cut of beef or pork roast for this. It’s all about using what you have on hand.
Enjoy this pantry style meal!
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- 2-4 Lb Pork Roast
- 1/2 Cup Italian Dressing
- 1/2 Lemon, Squeezed
- Dried Rosemary, to cover the roast
- Spray a slow cooker with non stick cooking spray, then place the pork roast on the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Next, pour the dressing and squeeze the lemon evenly over the roast.
- Top it evenly with dried rosemary.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 929Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 281mgSodium: 306mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 73g
This will vary depending on the size of meat used and ingredients.