Well not really day two, but the second day that I cooked something new.
So on Thursday I brought out the crock pot which probably hasn’t been used since my boyfriend first bought it. I’ve been ‘pinning’ recipes for cooking in the crock pot but obviously haven’t done anything with them.
So this recipe is Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin. It was really easy to make because basically you just have it sit there for six hour while it makes the house smell unbelievable.
The recipe says to cook on low for 6-8 hours but by 6 and a half hours the smell fills the house and all you want is to eat it then and there. So I took the pork loin out of the crock pot and tried to cut it into slices and obviously that didn’t work and it fell apart. That was the moment that I knew it was cooked perfectly.
As a side dish I was feeling a little adventurous and I made another recipe I found that I’ve changed the name to smashed potatoes. The blog “For the Love of Cooking” calls them Crash Hot Potatoes, but Smashed Potatoes is just so much better.
Now word to the wise, if you are going to try these, make sure you have a potato smasher, because a fork just does NOT work. Two of the ten potatoes ended up flying all over the kitchen and a whole lot of cussing on my end, with my boyfriend in the next room thinking I’m slicing my fingers off from all the yelling from the kitchen. Obviously he doesn’t understand when what you are cooking doesn’t turn out the way you want. Or when shit goes flying all over the place.
They were delicious just not as pretty as the original picture. But the very next day I went to the kitchen store and bought a massive potato smasher so I am prepared for the next time!!