Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter, Smoked Pork Roast

We don't usually eat pork roast on Easter. We always eat ham on Easter but money was a bit tight this week and I had two pork roasts in the freezer already and just couldn't see worrying about buying a ham. I did want it to be a very good pork roast though, so we got out the smoker and, starting at about 9:30 this morning, we put it in and smoked it with apple chips.

The picture looks rather ugly but the smell was absolutely wonderful and so was the taste! I still think that smoker was one of the best purchases we ever made.
For dessert I had a cake, of course. It did not turn out as nice as I would have liked as I had a problem with the cream cheese frosting being too soft for decorating but it is a carrot cake and it was very, very good.

I hope your Easter is turning out just as nice as ours. The only thing that would make it better would be if they boys could be home.

In other news, all the chicks are doing great. The meat birds will soon have to move to an even larger cage though I don't know where I will put them.

We also have a new addition to our family. This is Suzette (Suzie).

The local shelter had some dogs at Tractor Supply last weekend when we went in and Suzie was in a pen with her brother. They were the only two left of a litter. She is 11 weeks old when we got her (making her 12 weeks old today).  She was a bit too thin (hip bones sticking out) and smaller than her brother..she may have been the runt..but she has put on a little weight just this week so you no longer see her hip bones. She is a very happy busy little puppy who loves to chew up wires (we are learning to try to get all the cords and wires out of her reach but she still finds them). Our other dogs are not real fond of her. Romeo and Scooter tolerate her better than Echo does which we found surprising since Echo wanted puppies so bad that she adopted the chicks but even Echo is getting better with her. She loves to play with any of the cats who will play with her (some of the younger ones will) and it is funny to see her chase them and them chase her back.

Anyway, here's wishing you all a lovely Easter!


  1. looks wonderful! store the cake in the fridge n the frosting will harden up

  2. Suzie is so cute. I so miss having a dog.

  3. welcome Suzie to blog land, she is really sweet, your cake and smoked pork looks great :-)

  4. There is nothing wrong with smoked pork for Easter dinner or for any dinner for that matter. Your cake looks very tastey. Suzy is cute.

  5. Your cakes are becoming more sophisticated! The frosting on that one may have been too soft, but the overall look is very elegant. Now you need to try Royal icing (the one that goes hard)!

  6. Happy Easter!
    Congrats on your new puppy, Suzie. Yep, puppies just love wires....and will keep you on your toes :-)

  7. Hi Becky! I bet the smoked pork roast was fantastic! I love me some good barbeque! The cake is so pretty! It does look elegant! Cream cheese icing is the way to go on a carrot cake! And Suzie is so cute! You are definitely an animal lover! Hope ya'll had a good Easter! Blessings from Bama!

  8. That roast looks impressive. And the cake looks excellent. Happy Easter!

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