I have always been a fan of a good pot roast, but have never had the courage to make one myself. While it's simple enough, I was always fearful that I could mess up a good thing.
Well, I threw caution to the wind and finally decided the cool, almost fall weather was ideal for a pot roast. I convinced my Dad, the world's best cook in my book, to take me grocery shopping.
We picked out a 2 pound roast, 2 baking potatoes, carrots, a white onion, and a large package of white mushrooms. I planned to throw everything in my crock pot the next morning so it would cook all day while I was at work, but the idea of having to get up early to prepare the meal was nauseating. So, I washed, peeled, and chopped all my veggies the night before so that they were ready to go when I got up. I also chopped a few garlic cloves and let them soak in low sodium chicken broth over night.
I tossed everything, well all that would fit, into my crock pot (plus the garlic "broth" and a glass of water), and set it on low to cook from 7 am until I got home that night. My house smelled amazing and I could hardly wait to eat. I scooped everything out of the pot into a Calphalon Enamel Cast Iron Baker for serving, and then threw the left over veggies into the broth and let them cook for the rest of the evening.
The meal was fantastic, and the left overs were even better. Plus, it was the perfect use of my time the night before and some time in the morning to have a meal ready when I got home.
I think I may have created a Slow Cooker Monster in me. Got any recipes that I can try?