.......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!!!