January 5th, 2017
Waking up this morning around 9am, I was still exhausted and still didn’t feel much better. So I decided to go back to bed and then accidentally sleep until 2pm. That was actually what I think I needed this morning. I am starting to feel better from this terrible sickness. Today, I decided to do something a little different and pull out the crockpot for dinner. Since I had been laying in bed all day and sleeping the day away, I decided to cook a family recipe for dinner; Mississippi Roast.
The Mississippi Roast is something my aunt Kim passed to me and it couldn’t be any easier to cook! This is a recipe I have made at school in the crockpot and also now twice at home. It all began when I went to the grocery store yesterday and Meijer decided to have pork tenderloin roasts for $1.69 a pound! This is an incredible deal considering they are normally $3.99 a pound. Especially when you are making a couple pounds of it, it seems to get pricey. I decided to take advantage of this sale and purchase two of them. I stuck the other one in the freezer to use at a later date.
Around 3 o’clock, I cranked out the crockpot and threw it all together. The recipe is as follows:
1 Stick of butter
1 Package of Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix
1 Package McCormick Au Jus Gravy Mix
1/2 Jar of Pepperoncine (can use full jar depending on how much you like it, the more you add the spicier)
3 lb Pork Tenderloin Roast (can use more than three pounds)
To make this dish:
Put both packages of seasoning mix into the bottom of the crockpot, no need to mix. Then, put the pork roast in the crockpot and add the pepperoncine on the sides of the pork. Add the stick of butter on top of the roast, and then close the lid. Cook on high/low for 5-6 hours.
It is that simple. This dish is simple and you can leave it on all day. Not to mention, the house smells fantastic while cooking it. I usually throw some rice in a bowl and put the pork after it is complete on top of the rice. I also then serve it with some warm crescent rolls and a glass of milk. Delicious meal for the family. Hint: If you think the pork for whatever reason isn’t flavorful enough then you can add some corn starch to the juices and turn it into a gravy that you can then pour over the pork. Either way, it is fabulous!