Friday, April 30, 2010

Crock Pot Adventures

A few months ago I bought a crock pot.
It was needed for a chili cook-off at work, to keep the chili warm during the day.
Since the purchase, I have endured the expected teasing from Mark, as well as an awesome crock pot cookbook from his mom.
We also received, as a Christmas present from my parents, what is affectionately known as the 'laundry basked o' meat'.
The title is self explanatory.

Well, the 'laundry basket o' meat' involved a roast. Something I had never ventured into cooking myself. So I consulted a few recipes from the cookbook, and a few recipes online, and came up with my own version. It goes like this:

1 roast, de-thawed
6-8 petite sized yukon gold potatoes, washed
1 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 bag baby carrots
1 can french onion soup
season to taste

The night before, I mixed all of the vegetables in the bottom of the crock pot.
I placed the roast on top, and let Mark season. [Garlic, garlic salt, pepper, basil]
The onion soup was poured over everything, and then the whole thing was placed in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, I placed it in the warmer, turned it on low and left for the day.
I am a worrier, so I was concerned all day that the house was on fire. But when I walked in the door, I was greeted by a delicious and familiar smell.
A friend was visiting for dinner, and with a side of sour cream + horseradish, and some toasted day old onion buns, I received thumbs up all around.
Quite possibly one of the easiest meals I have ever made, and I felt like Martha.
Awesome. :]

*Unfortunately no photos were taken to prove the deliciousness of this meal. You'll just have to take my word for it. And try it out yourself!


Corinne said...

And I was there.

So I can attest to its awesomeness.

And you were totally Martha.

You're the cutest.

Aaron Tague said...

Did you know that you can make homemade yogurt in your crockpot very easily? We do so quite regularly and find that it is so much cheaper than store bought (and better for you too). Just google "crockpot yogurt" and you will be all set!

Melanie said...

harumph. i wish i was there. i miss you. bunches. no fair that you and coco live close to each other. no fair. no fair.

*insert foot stomp*