new pot in town

IMG_20160708_083120_kindlephoto-42096549So someone finally invented a 9 X 13 slow cooker!  Here’s the link on amazon, in case you want to read more about it:

You can buy additional inserts, too.

(I bought my new crock pot for less than Amazon’s $38, at Kohl’s, using some sale coupons and my “Ebates” account and Kohl’s cash.)

So…I was dying to use it.  And here’s the recipe!  I have made massive amounts of this for a dinner party for 8 people and there were tons of leftovers because I always cook too much (it’s hard to retreat from the days of having 8 of us around the dinner table every night).

I found the recipe here, at a blog called My Story in Recipes.  It calls for slow roasting pork tenderloins (I had better luck with the large ones instead of the small ones, because you have to be careful about them drying out too quickly) and then topping with a glaze.  Oh, the glaze!!!  I have learned to make extra and serve it warm in a pitcher at the dinner table.

Here’s the link:

There are great photos of pork on this blog post, plus lots of other tempting recipes on the blog.

The glaze:  Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 TBS cornstarch, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup water and 2 TBS soy sauce in a pan and stir over medium heat for about 4 minutes, until thickened.

(It just occurred to me that I may have shared this recipe with you in an earlier post, so skip that part and just scroll back up to the picture of the new crock pot!)

By the way, the sun is shining on this lovely Sunday morning!  Banjo Man is outside moving rocks and I am still in my nightgown, here at the computer, downloading dobro lessons (“Lessons With  Troy”) at a very slow speed.  I might make brownies to freeze for the family reunion, or see if I can find room in the freezer for pans of chicken enchiladas, or go back down to the beach to pick up more Styrofoam trash (I am filling plastic garbage bags of this stuff that has washed up) or clean out the grill or…

Happy Sunday, everyone!




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