Apr 28, 2009

My Pot Roast.

I think most people acquire a pot roast recipe and kind of stick with it. I thought I had a good one (pretty basic) but then after Carson was born I became obsessed with cooking. I found this recipe and have tweaked it. I feel like because there are a couple changes it is now MY recipe, ha ha. My awesome blogging friend Karissa (http://www.theactingmom.blogspot.com/) asked me for the recipe so I thought I'd share it here since I don't think it's on here yet.

BECKY'S POT ROAST (yeah, I probably need a snappier name for it)

-3 lb rump roast (I am no expert on cuts of meat so not sure what other kinds you can use)
-McCormicks montreal steak seasoning
-1 can cream of mushroom w/ roasted garlic (must be the roasted garlic)
-1 package onion soup mix
-1 can condensed beef broth
-slices of onion
-potatoes & veggies (optional, I don't usually do this because I don't like everything tasting the same)
-1 package brown gravy (optional)

Rinse thawed roast and coat with steak seasoning. Place roast in crock pot with beef broth and 1/2 of the mushroom soup. Separately mix other 1/2 mushroom soup, 1 cup of water, and 1/2 of the package of onion soup mix. Add potatos & veggies (optional) to pot and pour soup mixture over everything. Sprinkle the rest of the onion soup mix over the top and put slices of onion on the roast. Cook 8 hours on low.

For gravy: 10 min before serving drain out as much gravy as desired. Simmer on stove w/ package of brown gravy to thicken.

Note: I usually end up making this with a frozen roast. It works the same except I cook it 4 hours on high, then 4 hours on low.

Apr 8, 2009

Spicy BBQ Chicken & Ranch Pizza

The Rachel Ray show had this contest last week for people to make the best easy party recipe.  The top 2 were this pizza and a white chicken chili.  The chili won but we haven't tried that yet.  This was AWESOME though.  I'm not going to put all the measurements for the ingredients because it's kind of just an eye it kind of dish.  Very easy.

Spicy BBQ Chicken & Ranch Pizza

2 cans crescent rolls
BBQ sauce (we used Kraft Hot BBQ)
2 cups cooked cuped chicken
Real bacon pieces
Grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 tbsp chili powder

Spread crescent rolls on baking sheet to make the crust for the pizza.  Cook crust per package directions (just like how you make crescent rolls).  Spread BBQ sauce on cooked crust.  Top with chicken, bacon, and cheese.  Cook (at same temp as for crust) for 5-7 minutes, until cheese melts.  In a plastic bag combine ranch dressing and chili powder.  Snip corner of bag and drizzle ranch over cooked pizza.