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.
*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!