Well, I made it through Monday! I hope you all did too!
I spent this weekend preparing and grocery shopping for Thanksgiving, attending a friend’s birthday dinner, and stitching! I am getting close to being done with my current cross stitch project ‘Pretty Little Paris’ by Satsuma Street on Etsy. Click here to see it in the Etsy Store. I also featured this on my last Favorite Web Finds post. It’s such a fun project and I just love the colors. The shop has a lot of other whimsical cities to choose from, so please go check them out!
On Sunday I made pot roast! Our mouths watered ALL DAY as we smelled the delicious hunk of meat cooking away in the crock pot. Ten hours of temptation. Mike asking, “Want me to stir it?” and me yelling at him, “NO!” I think he just wanted to be closer to the smell… And so did I! But I controlled myself. Not an easy thing to do. We ate a bag of peanut butter M&Ms while we waited in the final hour. I only have a mini Crock Pot right now, but I asked Santa for a larger one. I hope he thinks I’ve been good this year! (I have – I Swear!) Anyway, I had to cut a 2 lb piece of meat in half in order for it to fit so sadly, there were no leftovers. This is a version of my Mom’s Pot Roast recipe. I texted her this weekend and demanded her ingredient list. Thanks Mom!
2 lb chuck roast
2 cups water
1 package french onion soup mix
1 package brown gravy mix
6 oz apple sauce
**I halved this recipe due to my tiny, *adorable* Crock Pot and the fact that I was only feeding two people.
Start off by seasoning your meat with salt and pepper. We were using a chuck roast. Place olive oil in a frying pan and sear each side of the roast. You are not cooking the meat, just browning each side. Once each side has been seared and is brown, place in your slow cooker.
Cut potatoes into quarters (I used new potatoes) and peel and cut carrots to your preferred size. Place in slow cooker around the roast.
Add water, french onion soup mix, brown gravy mix and applesauce in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. I cooked mine for 10 hours and it turned out great. The meat just fell apart and it had a nice rich flavor.
How cute is my mini Crock Pot!