Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Easiest Pot Roast You'll Ever Make

Okay, busy moms, listen up! You read my post about Little League Nights, right?

I know the boat you are in. You work all day, and you want a dinner fairy to get things on the table for you and do the dishes afterward. You'd like the house to be warm and smell incredible after your long day. There are sports, homework and many other chores ahead before you can rest, right?

I can't help you with the dishes, but I can give you a very crowd pleasing, too-easy-to-be true recipe for WEEKNIGHTS.

Have you got a frozen 4 or 5 pound chuck roast? A can each of Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Celery soups? An envelope of Brown Gravy mix? You are ready to go with this one!

Before you leave for work, place that frozen roast in a 13 x 9 pan. Pour the soups on top of the roast, then sprinkle with the gravy mix. Seal foil over top of the pan and put it in your oven on 200 degrees for the day. Abracadabra! When you get home you have a tender, juicy roast, swimming in delicious gravy. All you need to do is whip up potatoes (or rice if that's your style) and steam some veggies for the side and put it on the table.

I throw fresh sliced mushrooms in with it while I make the potatoes. The gravy will be hot enough to cook the mushrooms during the half hour or so that you'll need to peel, boil and mash potatoes. And yes, you have my permission to take shortcuts with the potatoes too.

Bon Appetit!

This photo was borrowed from ehow.com Internet photos are always so much better than mine!

1 comment:

quiltzyx said...

I wonder if it would work in a crockpot too?

I have one crockpot beef recipe I really like called "Butter Beef". It called for 3 lbs of stew beef, but I found that it was cheaper to buy a small roast & cut it up myself. Throw it in the crockpot with a stick of butter (cut into pieces) & one package of dry onion soup mix. Cook on low for the day. Tender & tasty when you get home & makes a nice "sauce" in the bottom of the cooker too.
OK, between yours & mine, my mouth is watering now!