Z is more than ready too and since he started working....his life already has routine. Hopefully he will find that what was negative last year has been changed to a positive and hopefully his sophomore year will be his best one so far. Yep....there is change in the air.
5-6 quart crock pot
Any kind of roast big enough to feed your family
1 pkg. Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 reg. size can of mushroom soup
1 12 oz can Dr. Pepper or Diet Dr. Pepper
Potatoes (chunked) optional
Carrots (chunked) optional
Celery (chunked) optional
Place the roast in the crock pot. Sprinkle the top with the onion soup mix. Take mushroom soup and put in a bowl and whisk to break it up a bit. Pour over the top of the roast and onion soup. Add potatoes, carrots and celery if desired. Then take the Dr. Pepper and pour over the entire roast. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours and then low for 2 hours or if you are gone all day....just cook on low for 6-8 hours. When you come home your house will smell wonderful and you will have a tasty roast. There are usually leftovers at my house and I use them for sandwiches, veggie beef soup, or roast beef hash the next day. I really love this roast, but other than the person who gave me the recipe and my kids...I have never gotten any other feedback on it. If you try it...please let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.
5-6 quart crock pot
2 lbs ground beef (can also use 2 lbs. ground turkey or 1 lb turkey/1 lb ground beef) Have even used 1 lb ground beef and 1 lb bulk sausage.
1 reg. size can refried beans
1 can chili beans (undrained)
1 can ranch style beans (undrained) (I like the onion flavored ones)
1 med. size onion (diced)
1 can. diced tomatoes (undrained)(if you like more tomato...use the big cans)
1 pkg. Williams chili seasoning
1 med. can/jar mushrooms (undrained)
1 tbsp. red pepper
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1 small can tomato paste
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
In a skillet cook onion until tender and meat until brown. Add garlic and mix. Transfer into crock pot. Add all remaining indgredients and mix thoroughly. Turn crock pot on low and let cook. It will be ready after about 4 hours but can be left to cook 6-8. If you like a spicier chili...you can add jalepenos, cayenne pepper, or other spices of your choice. Once done you can serve with sour cream, cheese, green onions or just by itself. If you have any leftovers....the second day makes for great chili dogs or nachos.
So there you have this weeks recipes. Hope this helps you with the new school year rush and those up and coming cooler temperatures. Okay...maybe that is wishful thinking now....but they will eventually get here. I just know it!!!
Here is hoping that your Monday is a new beginning instead of the normal pain in the tookus. Happy Monday and happy eating!