Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mom's favorites

These are 2 favorites that get eaten quite a bit at home, and that we make so much we don't use recipies for... Sorry for my poor approximations... If I had access to a kitchen I'd make these with measurements before posting!

Pot Roast

A favorite... we get the cut for one that will feeod our extended family more often than not because it'll stay good and warm in a crockpot... I like the 2-3 lb variety myself, but bigger or smaller works depending on the size of your crockpot and your family.
Brown the roast with oil, salt, and pepper on all sides and then put it in a crockpot. Cover with water and add an envelope of French Onion Soup mix. Let cook overnight on low. About 4 hours before you would like to eat, add potatoes(cubed in 1-2 inch pieces), baby carrots, and 1/2 of a chopped onion. We use a potato for every person and at least one for the pot, and a handful of carrots for every 2 people.
Delicious with little to no effort!

Biscuits and Gravy

Preheat the oven for your favorite biscuits(I confess, I use the ones in the freezer section by White Lily)

Brown one pound of breakfast sausage in a skillet the same way you would ground beef,seasoning with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders to taste. Drain it well, put your biscuits in the oven, and turn your heat setting to low. Put enough milk in the pan to coat the sausage, and if you are feeding a larger group, to colver it. In a coffee or measuring cup, combine another cup of milk with one or two tablespoons of flour, and mix with a fork, getting out as many lumps as possible. When the milk in the pan begins to simmer, add the mixture, using your fork to catch lumps. The milk and flour will thicken, if you're lucky, at about the time your biscuits are golden brown. If it's too thick for your taste, you can always add more milk, or half milk and half water.

On another note completely, I just now figured out how to moderate my comments, so they'll appear more quickly from here on out. I WILL get the hang of this!


  1. Reading your blog this late in the evening was not smart of me at all. Now I am starving!!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. We have a good friend that we had not seen in awhile. On Sunday, we decided to get together and go out to dinner, but then he mentioned how much he missed having a good pot roast. It just so happens that cool weather settled in this week, so I had made a pot roast the night before that was sitting in the refrigerator... when I suggested I bring it up to his house, with a salad and bread... I could hear the excitement in his voice. It was perfect, and pot roast is the perfect cold weather comfort food. Thank you for sharing your family recipe.


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