" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

Long Lost Love

There is one appliance in my kitchen that I don't use often enough, and every time I do I ask myself...Why don't I use this more often?

It is my slow cooker. You know the thing you stashed in the cupboard or basement years ago?
Go dust it off because for the busy family it truly is a blessing.
You can toss the ingredients in the morning before you leave for work and when you walk in the door it smells like your own personal chef has been cooking for you all afternoon.
It is also wonderful on the weekends as well. While you are out skiing or tobogganing or just running errands, dinner is done when you return home.


This dish is a spin on the traditional spaghetti dinner. The pork becomes so tender as it simmers throughout the day that it literally falls apart . No knives needed with this meal!


I think once you make friends with your crock pot it will be a match made in heaven!


Italian Pork Loin In Tomato Sauce.
  • 1 - 2 to 3 pound boneless pork loin
  • 1 each green pepper and onion sliced
  • 1 large can of plain tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning mix
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp each of fennel, basil and thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
Place peppers and onions in the bottom of the crock pot.
Coat pork loin with seasonings and place on top of the peppers and onions.

Add the tomato sauce, bay leaves and vinegar.

Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Remove pork loin and slice (unless it falls apart!) return to crock pot to warm.

Serve over hot cooked pasta of your choice.



Wine Suggestion: Merlot


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