The Determined Cook

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Monday Night Comfort Food

on October 20, 2009

Monday nights are usually busy as we try to clean up our “weekend mess”.  Who likes to stay home on the weekends and clean house…that’s what Monday nights are for. Without much time to cook an elaborate meal, I usually resort to the comfort of pot roast and mash.  My trusty recipe for pot roast is fool proof.  To feed about 5 people (with delicious leftovers) all you need is 2 1/2 lbs of  top round, 1 1/2 packets of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, 1 1/2 tbsp of good olive oil, and a crock pot. Mix the soup mix with the olive oil and rub it into the meat.  Marinate for 24 hours. Then comes the even-easier part.  Plot the marinated roast into a crockpot that has been pre-heating on the highest setting.  Add about 3tbsp of water to the crockpot.  Cover and reduce the cooking heat to medium.  The roast will be tender and tasty after about 6 hours.
Combined with decadent (cream and garlic) mashed potatoes, this is the perfect comfort food!

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