Slow Cooker Chuck Roast
One thing you must know about me (Angela) is that I do not enjoy cooking. I am not particularly good at it. And when I become a millionaire, I plan to hire a full time cook/massage therapist/laundry folder.
That said, I thought it may be helpful to post some dinners that I scrape together to inspire those who are bent in a similar way.
Here’s what I made for Friday’s dinner: Slow Cooker Chuck Roast
You will eventually notice that I do exactly the same thing with all other beef crockpot meals.
Here are my ingredients:
First, I dumped a 1 lb bag of baby carrots ($1) and about 7 organic, chopped potatoes ($.50) in the pot.
Next, I placed a fully frozen 3 lb chuck roast (not sure on the exact price–it came from my quarter of a grass-fed cow) on top.
Finally, I dumped in about 2 cups of chicken broth ($.40), an envelope of dry onion soup mix ($.33) and a can of cream of mushroom soup ($.50).
I started cooking at 11:00 am. I cooked on high for 3ish hours, then low for another 3. I forgot to prepare any side dishes, so I toasted some white bread and called it good. No matching napkins, no soft music in the background, no family worship songs before we dug in. We save all that for our guests.
Total cost: $2.73 + cost of the roast
And just in case you are wondering how I do it all, this is what was happening THE ENTIRE TIME I was preparing the food:
The Verdict: Will, husband, loved it (easy to please); Audrey, 4, tolerated the meat and is still claiming that she hates potatoes; Willy, 2, declared, before putting anything in his mouth, that it was “yucky;” Nathan, 1, ate the most out of any of them, and still managed to throw half of his food on the floor. Willy eventually ate two bites of meat before hitting his head on the bathtub. I made him spit the third bite out before he choked on it while sobbing.
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