That being said, here's one!
What happens when it's my birthday, I'm getting over a cold, and the hubby has found a chuck roast on manager's special at the grocery store? We make pot roast.
This pot roast recipe is a combination of two recipes and some adaptation courtesy of a lack of spices. Here's how it went down: hubby found this recipe, and declared it must be amazing because over 1000 people have rated it very highly. However, dry onion soup mix has a little note on the side of the box stating that "this product has been processed in a plant that also processes x, y, z, and wheat." Go figure. So, I went and found this recipe to substitute. Then, on birthday morning while we were scrambling to get everything in the crockpot in time to eat it before midnight, I realized we had no onion flakes. So, here's what we came up with!
Birthday Pot Roast [with all credit given to Marie and Chef Dee]
- 1 4 lb. chuck roast on manager's special
- 1/3 of a small bag of baby carrots
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 red potatoes, cubed
- 1 cup water
- 3 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 cubes of beef bouillion
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Brown the chuck roast on a skillet, about 4 minutes on each side.
- Dump all the ingredients in a crock pot.
- Cook for 10-12 hours on high.
- Invite some friends over for dinner, and enjoy!