Monday, June 29, 2009

If I Can Do It So Can You

Well, I'm starting a series of posts called "If I Can Do It So Can You". In the series, I will attempt to do something I haven't done before. This can include anything from cooking to home repairs to anything else I can think of. My hope is to inspire some of you to try new things along with me. We can share our successes and failures together. Please feel free to post your comments. I'd love to hear from you :)

To start off, I have tried to cook a roast in my crock pot. Now to many of you, this may be no big deal, but I've never done it before. To be honest, cooking just isn't my thing. I would be perfectly happy eating out every day, but we all know that gets expensive very quickly. So I bought a roast from the grocery store and decided to try it out. The recipe I used was right out of the Rival Crock pot recipe book that came with the unit when I bought it years ago. It's listed below.

I purchased all the items the recipe called for for about $10. The roast was $5.66 for 2.71lb, potatoes for $2.99 for 10lb bag, carrots for $1.99 per bag, onion for $.49. That's less than it would cost for our family of 5 to go to a fast food restaurant nowadays.

Pot Roast of Beef
3 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
2 large carrots, thinly sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 to 4 pound brisket, rump roast or pot roast
1/2 cup water or beef broth

Put vegetables in bottom of Crock-Pot. Salt and pepper meat, then put in the pot. Add liquid. Cover, cook on Low 10 to 12 hours (High 5 to 6 hours). 12 to 14 servings.

Calories: 208 Protein: 28G Fat 7G Carb 7G Chol. 72mg Sod. 249mg

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