Monday, June 24, 2013

Easiest, Most Amazing Beef Roast Ever...

Yes, this is the easiest, most amazing roast ever. Combine ranch, Italian dressing, and brown gravy mix packets with 2 cups of water and pour over a beef roast in a crock pot or slow cooker. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.  In addition to tasting delicious, it takes very little time to put the ingredients together and get it cooking.  This is very important if you have as busy a schedule and as many things that you need to do as I do.

  • Chuck roast (2-4 pounds)
  • 1 packet dry Italian dressing mix
  • 1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet dry brown gravy mix
  • 2 cups water

  1. Wisk together the water, Italian dressing mix, ranch dressing mix, and brown gravy mix in a bowl until blended completely.
  2. Place the beef roast into a slow cooker and pour the sauce over the top.
  3. Cook on High for 4 hours  or on Low for 8 hours.

Yes, these are all the ingredients that are need: Italian dressing mix, ranch dressing mix, brown gravy mix, 2 cups of water and a beef roast.

The first thing is to measure 2 cups of water.

Pour the water into a larger bowl so there is room to add the mixes and to stir the mixture.

Pour the Italian and Ranch mixes into the bowl.

Stir the mixes into the water.

Pour the brown gravy mix into the bowl.

Stir the brown gravy mix in with the other mixes.

Put the chuck roast into the slow cooker.

Pour the mixture over the roast.

That's it!  Put the lid on the slow cooker and let it cook on High for 4-5 hours or on Low for 6-8 hours.

This is the delicious roast all cooked and ready to eat.  (No, i am not going to eat it all myself, I am going to share it with my family).

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Crock Pot Lemon Chicken...

This is a delicious and easy chicken meal - and it only takes FOUR ingredients that you put in a crock pot or slow coocker.  What makes it an especially great recipe is I can get the chicken started cooking before I go to pre-school (or it can be done before you go to work) and it is ready to eat by dinner time.

  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 packet Good Seasons Italian dressing
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken breasts

  1. Put butter or margarine in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Place chicken in pot.
  3. Sprinkle Italian dressing packet over chicken.  Drizzle with lemon juice.  Put on lid.
  4. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or Low for 6-8 hours.

Put 2 tablespoons of butter in the slow cooker.  (Sometimes a recipe will say to use a cube of butter .  When you cut 2 tablespoons from a stick of butter it is the shape of a cube).

Place the chicken in the the slow cooker.  Be careful, after melting the butter the slow cooker is hot.

Sprinkle the Italian dressing packet over the chicken.  You want to get some of the seasoning on each piece of chicken.

Measure 1/2 cup of lemon juice and gently pour that over the chicken.

Put the lid on your slow cooker and you are done.  Let it cook on High for 4-5 hours or Low for 6-8 hours.

At suppertime, here is what the chicken looks like.  It makes one delicious, easy meal for the family