Most of us can’t even remember what we ate when we were single. But, once you have a family, cooking healthy, well balanced meals, in a hurry and on a budget, can became a daily challenge. The worst part is that, “to shop smart”, you need to visit two or three different markets to buy what a household requires. So, once you’ve done the shopping, the cooking can feel like a REAL chore. So, allow yourself, one good outreach, every few months, to a friend who shares your sentiment. Because cooking meals, night after night; let’s be honest, can someone please hire a chef!
So, when you have gotten to this point, that’s when a crock pot will become your friend and what better day than on a Sunday, to experience the full joy! Planning a chore free, family day, with time in the morning for worship can only be made easier by that slow cooking, manage free crock pot. Following these few simple steps to a no effort meal, that will have you saying, “Dear Jesus, thank you!”. Once a week, 52 days a year, of blissful freedom shared with praise!
Grab a thawed-out chuck roast or some large cut of beef (the cheaper the better) and toss it with attitude, into your crock pot. Some recipes suggest browning the meat first with coated flour, you can do this but it’s an extra step and not necessary.
Pour in some liquid (enough to almost cover the meat) water, leftover wine. Reserve a little of the wine for later that night, so you can toast to yourself for having a crockpot moment.
Generously sprinkle in spices; salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaf or anything that works with your other side dishes. On special Sundays, a side dish can qualify as a desert!
Top off the meat with washed cut up veggies; garlic, carrots, celery. This will provide a complete meal keeping dishes limited to the one crockpot, like all super moms you have to think ahead, no dishes! Always an option to reserve chopped parsley or cilantro to top the roast off when it’s time to serve, but, again, it’s not necessary.
This is the most important step. Plug in the crock pot and turn it ON, cooking on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. Put the lid on and walk away.
Smile, rejoice, your work is done!