April 26, 2011

Easter Supper

As I mentioned, I didn't go home for Easter this weekend.  I am too busy studying and finishing up my paper.  It just would not have been the use of my time.  I know that sounds awful, but family time has to take a backseat to law school sometimes.

However, it was not any less void of "family."  Heather and I had our law school family over for supper on Sunday night.  We spent the day studying and took the night off to share a wonderful meal with friends.  It was filled with homemade and semi-homemade goodness.

I would like to share with y'all the main dish I made.  It is a wonderful crock-pot recipe.  I love cooking in my crock-pot because I can set it, forget it, and when I get home half my meal is ready.  It is also easy to clean.

Bourbon-Mustard Brisket {or Pork Loin}
*You can adapt this recipe to most meats, brisket or pork loin are the two I use**

2 large sweet onions, peeled and sliced thick
1 small bag of baby carrots
1 small bag of red potatoes, quartered 
4 pounds of beef brisket, rinsed and patted dry OR 1 medium pork loin
2 teaspoons of garlic salt
2 teaspoons of salt-free lemon pepper
3/4 cup spicy brown mustard
1/2 cup honey brown sugar BBQ sauce
1/4 cup bourbon
1/2 cup light brown sugar

1. Place onions, potatoes, and carrots in a 5-quart slow cooker {standard crock pot}
2. Season meat with garlic salt and lemon pepper and place on top of onions, cutting to fit if necessary
3. In a small bowl, stir together remaining ingredients and pour in slow cooker over brisket.  Cover and cook on LOW setting for 10 to 12 hours.
4. Strain and defat cooking liquid.  Serve sauce on the side.

I really wish Google Reader had smell-o-vision!  After this has been cooking for 10 hours, you entire kitchen will be smelling delicious.  Whether you cook a brisket or a loin, after 10-12 hours of slow cooking the meat will tear easily.  This recipe easily will serve six people and you will have plenty leftover.  We served it with mashed potatoes, green beans, mac&cheese, and biscuits.  Keep it simple, yet delicious!

Let me know if you give this one a try or if you have any similar recipes.  I love getting new recipes to try!



  1. mmm that looks tasty! glad you had a good weekend :) xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

  2. um, YUM! Will definitely be trying this one!

  3. Happy Easter!! Looks like you had an amazing time!

    Monique xx


  4. How fun! J's law school friends have had an Easter brunch the past 3 years since many do not go home for Easter. Good luck with finals! Your 2L year is almost over :)

  5. This sounds SO good! My dad cooks pork loin a lot, so I will be passing this on to him to make me, ha!

  6. Thanks for your sweet comments! It looks like y'all had an absolutely beautiful Easter! I'm dying to try out some of these. I got to visit the USC campus a few years ago and fell.in.love. I also have a some good friends that go there!


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