Nothing says Sunday to me than a wonderful Pot Roast Dinner. Well, I guess nap with my husband says Sunday. That has Sunday written all over it. And I guess that whole go-to-church-for-three-hours thing says Sunday quite a bit, too. But walking through the door after a lovely church attendance, only to be greeted with the incredible aromas of a Pot Roast in the slow cooker...well, that just says Sunday is really here. Sunday was really here yesterday. And it was pretty dern good, if I do say so myself.
I started out my morning by trimming a roast from Fry's. Then I added some baby carrots (I am entitled to be lazy...it IS Sunday, after all!). Celery came next, followed by a few small onions. I seasoned with salt and pepper after each layer so everything had a chance to soak up some goodness while cooking. Then I topped the entire pile of love with a can of broth to add lots of moisture. It certainly worked! Seven hours later, we were eating a tender and perfectly seasoned Pot Roast! Literally, it melted in our mouths. John kept "hmphing" and mmmming" during the meal, so I know it wasn't just me enjoying it.
I usually large-dice the potatoes and put them in with everything else to roast. But I passionately love mashed potatoes, so I opted for those. I accidentally dropped an entire stick of butter and an obscene amount of cream into the 3-pound batch. With a little salt and pepper, they came out incredibly heavenly.
My first real gravy attempt took place today and was a success. I usually just buy the dry packets of gravy and mix in a little juice from the slow cooker. But it is never very good. Thanks to Betty Crocker, I discovered how easy it is to make your own gravy from the drippings and some flour, and it was incredibly yummy! Best-enjoyed poured on top of buttery/creamy potatoes and some Pot Roast. Or so I've heard.
The only thing missing was some dinner rolls. I shall remedy that awkward situation today so we can truly enjoy the remainder of the leftovers. Do you have any idea how many mashed potatoes come from three measly pounds?! I am thrilled that we will be eating Pot Roast for the next few days! And even more thrilled that I never have to do my dishes after making a meal for my husband. Isn't he wonderful?