Thanks for all the suggestions for the pork roast. I took a simplistic approach. I put the roast in the crockpot, filled the remaining space half full of apple juice, set it on high, and walked away for 4 hours. I then switched it to low for 4 hours. Yum. Sweet, moist, and tender. Served with faux rice a roni, sweet buttered carrots, and garlicky kale. YUM.