Growing up, I was not a fan of pork. I didn’t like ham or bacon. In fact, the only way you could get me to eat any pork was with Shake ‘N Bake (which I still love). While I still can’t stand ham, I’ve discovered that bacon isn’t so bad, and there are other ways to eat pork beyond Shake ‘N Bake. A few years ago, just before my wedding, I was introduced to pork tenderloin. I was a guest in someone’s home so I politely ate the pork that was being served. What a surprise! I enjoyed the flavor.
I love using a slow cooker to prepare meals. It is easy, quick, and, most of the time, tasty. We really depend on our slow cooker on busy days and on the Saturday nights when we go to Mass. Recently, I’ve discovered that there are people who have never cooked from a slow cooker. Shocking, right? This next recipe, for Beef Stroganoff, is an easy one for those new to the crock pot (or an old hand). The first thing I did was to season 1 lb of stew meat with some kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Then, I diced up