Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The simplest meal in the whole world must be a crock pot roast. All I do for mine is throw a roast in the crock pot with a can of beef broth and a little water. I cut up potatoes, carrots, and onions to throw in with it. Freshly ground pepper and even some whole peppercorns, basil, bay leaves, and minced garlic (and whatever else you decide to toss in). You can throw anything in there, my husband hates cooked veggies so I keep it simple, but peas, green beans, celery, ochre, or whatever works! I love it when you slow cook it all night and the entire following day so that the potatoes soak up the broth all the way to the center. The meat becomes so tender that it just falls apart. No cutting involved. The picture above was taken about six hours into the process.
The best part of this meal is that I prepare it while everyone is in bed and I have no little monkey's under my feet. I don't have to multitask. I have no dinner chaos the following day. It's ready when my husband comes in from work. It's pretty much the perfect meal to me!