Crock Pot Roast

Thursday found me busy. I was fresh back from San Francisco. I had kid pick up-gear pick up, Thursday Night Dinner, homework. I had the usual craziness of my life. We hadn’t been to the store since getting home from San Francisco I knew it would be a crockpot night. I knew I would be cooking a roast. I had a chuck roast in the freezer. I thawed it. I realized…I was feeding a child with day old braces. Uh oh. My usual dry no sauce roast would not work. We needed a soft roast. Why did I leave that French Onion Soup in SF? Ok, scrounge. Boy child and woman…not fond at all of Cream of Mushroom on a roast. No wine in the house. (Why didn’t I bring that wine home from SF? Oh, yeah, airports) Crud. No time to think.

So I threw the two pound chuck roast in the crockpot. I opened a can of tomato soup. I poured that on top. I put 1 1/2 tsp of Lawry’s in the crock pot. I turned it on high for the next 6 hours. Dinner was ready. Everyone loved it. Even the boy who won’t eat new foods on school days. Even the woman who doesn’t do roast liked it. My 72 yo mother said “great dinner.” My kids all got up to get seconds, even the one with brand new braces. It is so tender! So good. It was a beautifully popular dinner on a Tuesday night.

Another winner and easy…soft and friendly to the chewing issues in the house but tasty to the whole crew.

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