Thursday, June 16, 2011

Yummy Pot Roast Recipe

I made this last week and it was amazing how many meals spiraled out from it!

During the summer, I work all of the time. Seriously, over fifty hours a week! By the time I get Caleb from school and get home, I'm usually not in the mood to cook an elaborate meal. I save that for the weekends! I volunteered to take a meal to one of our families at church last week. My plan immediately included my awesome crockpot....

I decided to make one of my pot roast recipes....

I browned all sides of my roast in a pan with some olive oil drizzled in. This just took a quick couple of minutes, but really added a lot of flavor. I transferred it to the crockpot and covered it with a drained can of mushrooms, a large can of cream of mushroom soup, one can of beef broth, and a packet of onion soup mix. I set my crockpot on low and let it cook all day. It was absolutely amazing! Another great thing about this recipe is that it is fairly diet-friendly without lacking flavor! You could even make it more diet-friendly by using a "diet helper" like the Sensa weight loss.

The roast we used was large enough that we had leftovers. I poured half of the gravy type mixture over the roast and put it in the fridge for the next day. Then I poured the rest of the gravy in a seperate container and threw it in the fridge as well.

I poured the gravy over six chicken breasts and slow cooked it....AMAZING!!!! Ryan literally ate off the pot roast and chicken like crazy this past weekend. We took noodles and poured the gravy and roast over it for lunch one day. When I was down to two pieces of chicken left, I shredded it and combined it with rice.

I got several meals out of one roast, six pieces of chicken, and a few soup ingredients. Everything tasted homemade and like I had slaved away for hours. We had enough variation that it didn't feel like we were just eating leftovers. I'm not a leftovers type of girl at all.

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