Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In the Kitchen with Pinterest

Those who know me well know I'm not exactly queen of the kitchen. Not that I'm not an okay cook or even don't like to cook - I just don't have a ton of time to spend creating healthy, delicious dinners every night. This problem wasn't really a problem when it was just me, but now that there's a hungry man waiting for a meal every night it becomes an issue.

That's where Pinterest comes in to save the day. I've found a few really yummy and fairly quick and easy meal ideas on Pinterest, but Friday I found the all-time winner. I actually pinned this quite awhile ago but just got around to making it on Friday. And let me tell you I will definitely be making this way more often!!

It's a chuck roast in the crock pot that makes its own gravy. This is perfect for me because I've never quite been able to make a good gravy! Anyways, here's the recipe: 

* 3lb chuck roast
* two cans of cream of mushroom soup
* one packet of onion soup mix.

Put the cream of mushroom soup and the onion soup mix in the crockpot. Don't add water or broth because it will make your gravy too thin.

Then put in the roast and season it with a little salt and pepper and garlic powder. 

Turn crockpot on low for 9-10 hours. This part was perfect for me because I could turn it on befeore I left for work and there was just enough time to boil and mash the potatoes and heat up some veggies before the meat was done when I got home. 

Smelling dinner cooking when I walked in the door after work was just priceless!

And I just can't even tell you how tasty and full of flavor this is. You'll have to try it for yourself!!

By the way, credit and thanks to mom and dad for the canned carrots fresh from their garden this summer!!  Perfect addition to our little meal!


  1. I'm so glad you posted this recipe!!! When you posted the picture I meant to ask you the recipe. Always looking for yummy easy!!

  2. This looks delicious! Way to go Betty!! ;)