Tuesday, February 22, 2011
BBQ Pork Roast
Y got a haircut. It's been getting mixed reviews. He had grown quite a 'fro and then nearly shaved his head clean. I didn't know he was headed to the Barbers that day. He came home and handed me some papers I needed to review and sign. As I looked up at him I literally screamed. A long “flight or fight" scream. I hardly recognized him. The past six months of growing the ‘fro, he has changed- physically changed. He is losing his entire little boy look.
Throughout the evening, as he sat on the couch doing his homework, I found myself starring at him. It wasn't long ago that he would sit on the couch with his curly blond hair and drooling dimpled grin- legs dangling- and being goofy.
So much time has passed- and yet it's passed so quickly. I'm often in awe of all that he has to fight off as he navigates high school in these times. And yet he is truly finding joy in his journey.
So what can I make to celebrate the growth, the joy, and these fleeting moments? Maybe something hearty to provide him the energy needed to move forward, continue the fight, n'er wavering.
This pork roast is a classic at our house. It's affordable and flavorful. Any leftovers are great as a sandwich the next day.
BBQ Pork Roast
Prepare pork sirloin tip roast by slathering with a rub made of pepper, salt, garlic, onion powder, etc. I often mix Johnny’s seasoning salt with steak seasoning. It gives it a little kick of flavor.
Brown the roast on the stovetop with a drizzle of olive oil. Place in a slow cooker. Cover completely with water. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Just before serving, cut or fork pull.
Add your favorite BBQ sauce.