Two nights in a row....

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.......two good crockpot dinners! (For those of you who thought it was going to be about something else, well, humph!)

Tonight we had roast and veggies. Now, I know most of you crockpot divas (and whatever the male term for crockpot diva is) probably cook roast in the crockpot all the time. But I had never done it! Delish!


1 lb baby carrots
1 giant sweet yellow onion
5-6 new potatoes (or more depending on size)
2-3 pound roast (my was bottom round)
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 cup water

Spray the crockpot w/ PAM. Makes cleanup so much nicer!

Dump carrots, cut up onion, and cut up potatoes in the bottom of the crockpot. I don't peel my potatoes, but you could, if potato skins offend you.

Lay the roast on top. Mix the onion soup mix with the cup of warm water. Pour over the top.

Cook on low for about 8-9 hours, or until the smell drives you insane.

Next time I think I'll add some mushrooms for CAS. He's supposed to lay off the potatoes, and it'll make it easier for him to resist.

Then yesterday we had a very quick, very easy Weight Watchers recipe:


1 lb (or a little more if you have a teenager) skinless boneless chicken breasts,
cut into pieces
2 cans Italian seasoned tomatoes
1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Herb and Garlic

Mix all ingredients and dump in crockpot. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Serve over pasta or rice. (We've done it both ways) Sprinkle with Parmesan.


Look, I know this isn't cooking for the food purist, but for a homeschooling mom during a stressful week, it's a wonderful alternative to the fast food lane. Both my men like it!!!


Your potroast discribes what my family tends to live on when there's a lot of ranch work to be done. Long rides, sorting, branding, haying--- crockpots save the day!

(My constant e-mail is hot m@il, but it won't let me post with that. headnoises at hot mail dot com. Problems with spammers, Mamas?)

can't wait to hear from mr. keilholtz. i wonder if he's come up with any cicada recipes. oh-oh-oh howabout slowcooked cicada? BLEH!



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