Monday, July 16, 2007

A Fabulous Supper for the Busy Woman

Today's post is an easy, quick, and delicious meal you can prepare in only minutes.

The menu is:
Roast Beef with Carrots
Mashed Potatoes
Fresh Green Beans
Sliced Tomatoes

You will need:
chuck roast (or your favorite cut of roast)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pkg dry Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 pkg fresh baby carrots
1 pkg Green Giant green beans (found in produce section)
6-8 small potatoes
chicken broth
sour cream
salt & pepper
ripe, red tomatoes

The morning of your meal:
About 8 hours before you plan to serve your meal, place the roast and carrots in the crock pot. (Note: At this point, you can also chop the potatoes and add. It will save more time later if you don't want to mash them). Combine mushroom soup and dry soup mix. Pour over the roast and vegetables. Turn the crock pot to the low setting and cook for about 8 hours, depending on the roast size.

30 minutes before your meal:
If you didn't add the potatoes to the crock pot, scrub and chop them. Boil them in water or chicken broth for 20-30 minutes. Drain off most the liquid and save in case you need to add some back. Add butter, sour cream, salt, and pepper to taste. Mash up. I leave the peelings on mine and I don't try to get all the lumps out.

6 minutes before your meal:
Pierce the green bean package with a fork and cook on high in microwave for 5 minutes. Add melted butter and salt.

1 minute before your meal:
Slice the tomatoes.

Everyone will think you worked on it all day.


Finelly said...

Mmmm, that's making me so hungry! I love me some sliced tomatoes with s&p. The whole meal is one of my favorites. A good 'meat and potatoes' meal.

Vickie said...

Thanks and I agree.