My name is Allison Robicelli, and I am a chef, cookbook author, food writer, entrepreneur and mother of two crazy boys. Even though I'm a pro in the kitchen, when you're a modern woman juggling career and kids, dinnertime can be hard, because I would rather repeatedly slam each of my fingers in a car door than have to cook. Seriously, smash them up good and busted so I can never make dinner again.
Fortunately my professional skills have given me an edge in creating meals that are not only healthy and affordable but also specifically designed for me to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible during the workweek. With some advance planning and clever kitchen hacks, you too can make dinners that look so good that everyone on Instagram will believe you have your life completely under control.
Probably my top dinner hack, so you’ll likely see this again in another menu plan: slow-cooked pork shoulder. It’s probably the most flavorful cut of pork, as well as the cheapest, but off-putting, as it must be cooked low and slow for hours on end. Don’t be intimidated! We have the technology to make this happen!
That’s right — we’re going to slow-cook once, then reap the benefits for an entire week. There are no secret tricks, seasonings, sauces or mystery ingredients here. Just put the pork shoulder cut side down in the slow cooker, cover the entire thing with heavy-duty aluminum foil (the lid won’t fit), then cook on low for 10 hours or so. Plug this in first thing in the morning, and it’ll be ready for dinner when you are.
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