Monday, February 22, 2010

Ultimate Crockpot Roast

This is from a cookbook from Our Ultimate Home, a message board I was on several years ago (now defunct, sadly). It got rave reviews on the boards, and when I made it for my family last week, they gave it rave reviews, too!

1 roast (I used an arm roast - you can probably go with whatever's on sale)
1 packet Italian dressing mix
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet brown gravy mix
1/2 cup water

Place the roast in the crockpot. Sprinkle the dry packet ingredients over the roast. Pour 1/2 cup water over the top of the roast. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Next time, I think I'll add some potatoes, carrots and onions to make it a one-pot meal. And we found out that the leftovers make really good hash. Brian cooked some frozen potatoes o'brien and onions until the potatoes were mostly done, added some eggs, and when the eggs were about halfway done, added some chopped-up roast. Talk about a good breakfast! So it's two yummy meals in one.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday, February 15 - 28

I'll be back later to dress it up with graphics and recipe links and whatnot, but I wanted to get my menu plan posted - I've been slacking dreadfully! Julian had a lot of input into the menu, so I'm hoping this cuts down on the "but I don't LIKE that, I don't WANT to eat that" that I've been hearing lately.

Monday, 2/15 – Hamburgers, tater tots or chips, fruit

Tuesday, 2/16 – Pizza from Mr. Jim’s

Wednesday, 2/17 – Ultimate Crockpot Roast, Cracker Barrel Green Beans (Recipezaar)

Thursday, 2/18 – Breakfast for dinner! Waffles, bacon, fruit

Friday, 2/19 – MaMa’s Supper Club Tilapia Parmesan, broccoli slaw, Lemon Rice

Saturday, 2/20 – Pork chops, scalloped potatoes, Baked Zucchini

Sunday, 2/21 – Pasta with marinara sauce (or meat sauce), salad, garlic toast

Monday, 2/22 – Meatballs with sauce, salad

Tuesday, 2/23 – Fajitas, chips and salsa

Wednesday, 2/24 – Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes (Recipezaar), sweet potato fries

Thursday, 2/25 – “If you can find it, you can eat it!”

Friday, 2/26 – Grilled steak, Balsamic Glazed Baby Carrots (Recipezaar), Crash Potatoes

Saturday, 2/27 – Dinner out!

Sunday, 2/28 – ??? I’m out of ideas and out of steam!