Easiest Meal Ever with Roast, Potatoes and Carrots

Busy Mimi
Busy Mimi

 

As a busy wife, Mom, Mimi and friend, life  gets hectic at our house at times. It is important to “manage the madness” before it manages you. If not managed, it will leave you with a pile of fires.  Fire management, was part of UHK’s curriculum. I graduated from UHK with honors.

 

(University of Hard Knocks) It was a long and challenging degree, but what an education!

Easiest Meal Ever with Roast, Potatoes and Carrots recipe for Busy Parents and college students

At times, it’s a struggle to keep everything between the ditches. When I know that I have a busy time coming up, this is a great meal to serve. It will also give  a great sandwich for the lunch the next day. If you have access to french bread, make a po-boy dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise  and roast beef. YUM! Using french bread on this sandwich makes an outstanding sanswich.

Reising's French BreadPhoto Credit www.nolacajun.com

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Easiest Meal Ever with Roast, Potatoes and Carrots
Serves 4

5# Pork or Beef Roast
Cracked Pepper
Garlic Salt
3 Pounds Red Potatoes Large Chop
3 Pounds Carrots, Large Slices

Optional: Golden Mushroom Soup
1-2 Pounds Green Beans
Onion, chopped
Garlic chopped

Cracked Pepper and Garlic Salt
Cracked Pepper and Garlic Salt

In crock pot, sprinkle cracked pepper and garlic salt on bottom of crock pot dish. Place roast into crock pot. Sprinkle cracked pepper and garlic salt on top of roast. Turn dial on low and cover with lid. Heat for 4-5 hours on low.

Meanwhile, go shopping. Run Errands. Get a mani-pedi. Reserve lunch with your girl-friends.

Add Potatoes and Carrots
Add Potatoes and Carrots

After fun-filled afternoon, add potatoes and carrots. Turn roast over and add veggies evenly around the roast. Gravy is worth the effort to make with this dish. However, if you are too busy to make gravy, add in one can of golden mushroom soup. Pour over veggies and cover. Cook until veggies are tender.

Turn to high at this point  if you need to speed up or if your good on time, leave on low. You will know when roast is tender, it should break apart easily. Once tender, turn to low until ready to serve.

When plating the roast, watch for any fat that may need to be removed from the roast and tossed. Plate the veggies and serve.

Platter of Roast, Carrots and Potatoes
Platter of Roast, Carrots and Potatoes

Lagniappe- Add onions, garlic or green beans as another option along with corn and potatoes.

Reserve any meat juices to freeze for making gravy or adding as soup stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. This site is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food. Traveling allows exposure to all types of cooking. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Copyright 2016 by Mimi

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