Monday, September 3, 2007

It tastes like fall!!

With it being the first day of September I decided to make a roast. There are a few things that just scream fall to me; jeans, sweatshirts, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin anything, leaves, and a good pot roast! I pretty much look forward to fall starting January 1st. It's my favorite time of year. So many great things happen between labor day and Christmas. It makes me happy just thinking about it. Anyway, this post was about food right? This is a really basic roast that takes about 5 minutes to throw together and 6 hours to cook. The flavor is amazing and it pairs perfectly with mashed potatoes (then again I think everything pairs well with mashed potatoes ;))

1.5 pounds english cut roast (beef)
1 small onion cut into chunks
1 small package mushrooms, cleaned with a damp cloth
1/2 can chicken broth
1 packet onion-mushroom soup
1/2 cup white wine (although this time I forgot and left it out)

Lay out the onions and mushrooms in the bottom of your crock pot. Sprinkle with half of the soup packet. Lay the meat over top of the veggies, then sprinkle with the other half of the packet. Pour the wine and chicken broth over top of everything and cook on high for about 6 hours. You could cook it on low for longer.

Once the roast is finished I like to skim the fat off the remaining liquid and then use the liquid to make a gravy. Mmmm mmmm!

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