Thursday, February 12, 2009

Homemade Thursdays- Pot Roast

Pot roast covered in garlic, onion, mushrooms and Worchestershire sauce.



Made easy in the slow cooker!

Homemade Thursdays is hosted by http://shipfullofpirates.com/

Tonight's dinner is pot roast. In an effort to make cooking a good dinner easier, I pulled out the crock pot. I don't use it as often as I could so I'm going to make a habit of using it more. The DH has challenged me to save money. So instead of waiting till the last minute to think about dinner and thus pulling out the frozen prepared food or coaxing the DH to let us go out, I'm going to work on my cooking in the crock pot. A little work in the morning and a good healthy, less expensive dinner, is on its way.

I just plopped my roast in, added a couple of tablespoons of minced garlic, half a chopped onion, some sliced mushrooms, salt, pepper, and liberal dashes of Worchestershire sauce. It's cooking on low and smells great.

I plan on serving mashed potatoes and gravy with it as well as creamed spinach. I also have blackberries to make into a crisp or cobbler.

This is how my DH feels loved- A good homemade dinner that I spent time on. While he understands that some days just don't allow for tons of cooking, he does prefer more cooking and less defrosting and heating.

3 comments:

Mother Hen said...

I feel loved just looking at that roast! Smother anything with onions and mushrooms and I'm on board!
Good for you with the home-cooking! The whole family will benefit. You probably already know about her, but, here's a good link for crock-potting. http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/
Thanks for linking!

Cyndi Lewis said...

Thanks for the blog recommendation, Mother. I didn't know of it. I'm just really getting serious about this crockpot thing. I will check it out.

Mandy said...

Thanks for inspiring me to have a go at a crock-pot meal. Easy & yummy... I'm sold!
Mandy (UK)