Friday, November 7, 2008

Crock Pot Creation #1

I'm not a cook. I can bake and love to try new recipes. With that said, I'm attempting to teach myself to cook. I can make a mean roast beef, lasagna, and baked ziti.

That's about it.

Until now. I've got a crock pot and the Fix It and Forget It crock potting book.

I feel bad that I work 4-5 nights a week and I leave hubby to fend for himself and the kids. (don't feel too bad, his cooking is awesome)

So here's the first of many (hopefully) recipes I've tried out.

Pot Roast- by Carole Whaling in New Tripoli PA
(8 servings)

4 medium potatoes, cubed
4 carrots, sliced
1 onion, sliced
3-4 lb. rump roast, or pot roast, cut into serving size pieces
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 bouillon cube
1/2 cup boiling water

Directions
1. Put vegetables and meat in slow cooker. Stir in salt and pepper.

2. Dissolve bouillon cube in water, then pour over other ingredients.

3. Cover. Cook on Low 10-12 hours.

My weird methods:
Apparently I have a small crock pot, because I could only fit in 2lbs of the roast.
I cooked it on High for about 3 hours, then switched it to Low because I started late.

Hubby and kid's thoughts:
He thought it was awesome! The boys thought it was great because they didn't have to wait for daddy to cook!

Over all it was a winner! *yay me!*

(oh, and it's sad, but I don't think I'll get to try any of these because of work!)

4 comments:

Brooke

Yum! I love potroast - and the crockpot. I have a whole list of crockpot recipes. I can e-mail you a copy if you want. You know where to find me :)

Khadra

I love using the crockpot. feel free to post as many recipes as you like LOL!

kccat

That stinks that you don't even get to try it :( Make them save ya some next time.

Red Headed Mama

WTG!!!

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