It makes my life so much easier. I feel such a sense of relief and accomplishment when dinner is "done" by 10am.
I sent my husband off to work this morning with a packed lunch of delicious roast, potatoes, carrots & onions--made with love in my trusty Crock.
Here's how I made it:
Into my Crock Pot I threw a 2 pound roast, 1/2 pound red potatoes (sliced large), 1/2 pound baby carrots and one medium onion (sliced half-hazardly into large chunks). I seasoned the ingredients with Lawry's garlic salt (a total staple in my kitchen thanks to my Mama) and some black pepper. I then added a couple of teaspoons of beef base. (I recently found this at Target, and it is fabulous! The chicken base is great, too).
Then I added some water. Enough to reach about halfway up the inside of the Crock. Turned it on high, and let it cook.
About an hour before serving, I took out about a cup of hot stock. I added flour to make a sort of "slurry". Then added it back into the Crock, stirring well. This thickens the stock into a yummy gravy.
I always serve my roast with Mrs. Baird's brown & serve dinner rolls, because it's what my Mamaw did!