SLOW COOKER POT ROAST

Hubs just loves pot roast. If we are at a restaurant and it is on the menu, he will order it.

I always thought it was so complicated to make and would be dried out. This recipe is far from being complicated and the meat is moist and tender.

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The great thing is you can use your slow cooker and set it and forget it. Just wait until your family walks through the door, your house smells so great!

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For this recipe you don’t want a very expensive cut of meat, let your slow cooker do all the work. Cooking it slowly breaks down the meat and makes it fall apart and juicy. I chose a Chuck Roast, it was on sale. But you can choose your favorite cut of meat.

 

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Add veggies in the last 1 1/2 hours of cooking the pot roast. Serve over mashed potatoes.

 

SLOW COOKER POT ROAST

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours

Total Time: 10 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Serving Size: 2 slices

Ingredients

  • 3 pound Chuck Roast
  • 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place beef pot roast in slow cooker and sprinkle with Lipton onion soup mix and garlic.Pour water over pot roast. Cook on low 8 to 10 hrs or until tender. Add carrots and celery during the last 1 1/2 hours. Take out pot roast and veggies, serve on platter. Reserve juices.
  2. For Gravy:
  3. In a small saucepan, add two tablespoons butter, melt, add 1 tbsp flour, stir until golden brown. add juices from roast, stir until thick. Pour over pot roast. Serve hot.
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CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE

This was the birthday request from the birthday girl! Chocolate cake with Chocolate frosting. I decided that a Devil’s Food Cake with a Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting would be the perfect amount of chocolate-ness for the chocolate lovers in my home! This is a rich chocolate cake, that will end your chocolate cravings!

 

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CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Serves 8-10

Serving Size: 1 slice

Ingredients

  • For the cake
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
  • 3 3/4 cups + 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. For the Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350* F..
  3. Butter and lightly flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  4. Put cocoa, 3 Tbsp sugar, and 3 Tbsp water in small pan and cook over low heat until smooth and blended.
  5. Remove from heat,and stir in mil, set aside.
  6. Cream butter, add vanilla and 1/2 cup of sugar.
  7. Beat until light.
  8. Beat in egg yolks, and then add cocoa mixture, beating well.
  9. Mix flour, cream of tartar, salt and baking soda together, add to first mixture, and blend until smooth. Beat the egg whites separately until they are foamy, slowly add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, continue to beat until the whites are stiff but not dry.
  10. Fold the whites into the batter.
  11. Spread in pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, test with a toothpick until it comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before turning out on racks.
  13. Cool completely before frosting
  14. For The Frosting:
  15. In a the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with whisk attachment (paddle attachment works too. Whip butter on moderately high speed until very pale and fluffy (nearly white in color), about 6 - 8 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of the bowl.
  16. Sift in cocoa powder then add in powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp milk and vanilla and mix on low speed until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed and adding up to 1 tbsp additional milk to thin if desired.
  17. Increase mixer to medium-high speed and whip mixture until pale and very fluffy about 4 - 5 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of the bowl.
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SIMPLE SUPPER TUESDAY LINKY PARTY #31

Hi Friends!

We were in Rhode Island and Mystic Connecticut for the Georgetown Chimes Reunion this weekend, it was a beautiful weekend. Wonderful singing, loved seeing old friends!

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

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Last week’s features:

 Drink Recipe: Apple Cidertini FROM A WORTHEY READ

Drink Recipe: Apple Cidetini

 Chocolate Magic Cake FROM BIG RIGS N LIL COOKIES

 Crock Pot Chili | Walking on Sunshine

 Double Chocolate Nutella Cake FROM A DASH OF SANITY

Double Chocolate Nutella Cake | Jojo’s Cake Creation

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SIMPLE SUPPER TUESDAY LINKY PARTY #30

Hi Friends!

Where do the days GO ??? I can’t believe another week has flown by! We are having a perfectly gorgeous Fall in Maine! It’s apple picking season and lots of pumpkins are already being displayed on neighbor’s porches! I am in the mood for apple and pumpkin recipes!!

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

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Last week’s features:

 Cream Cheese Apple Cake – BY Bunny’s Warm Oven

Cream Cheese Apple Cake

 Apple Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Sauce BY UPSTATE RAMBLINGS

Apple Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Sauce

 Chicken and Green Chile Soup | BY Eat It & Say Yum

 

Chicken and Chile Soup from Eat It & Say Yum

 Pumpkin Cake Roll – BY Platter Talk

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BAKED BEANS WITH BACON

It is a cool Fall day and Baked Beans with bacon just sounds like the perfect comfort food, that along with some hot corn bread with lots of creamy butter!

Place beans in a large pot and cover with water and let them soak overnight. Throw away the ham flavoring packet, we are using nice thick bacon instead!

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Easiest way to make crispy bacon: Preheat oven to 400 degrees, lay parchment paper or foil over baking sheet, lay out bacon in one layer. Bake for 10-15 minutes until crispy brown. Remove from oven, place bacon strips on paper towel to absorb oil. Place all ingredients in a Dutch Oven.  Bake at 350  degrees for 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until beans are tender.

 

 

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BAKED BEANS WITH BACON

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 14 hours

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

An excellent low budget meal for a whole family.

Ingredients

  • 1 package 16 Beans ( discard ham flavor)
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 pound bacon, baked at 400 degrees until crispy
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Clean and pick out any debris or stones in beans in a colander.
  2. In a Large pot, cover beans with about 2 inches of water. Let soak overnight. Place all ingredients in a baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2- 2 hours or until beans are tender.
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Baked Buttercup Squash

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Our friend and neighbor asked me if I would like a Buttercup Squash from his garden, his very productive garden. Of course I would! Having never made one before, I was excited for the challenge.

Now this squash is 5 pounds! That is a perfect squash for your holiday parties and makes a wonderful centerpiece

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Cut the stem off and flip it over! Isn’t this a beautiful squash? There is a lot of “meaty” squash inside.

 

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Cut off the top, like you would a pumpkin, scoop out the seeds and stringy “meat”.

 

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Place Butter, Molasses and Brown Sugar, Salt and Pepper inside the bottom half of squash.

 

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Place Top back on squash, completely cover with foil, place on foil lined baking sheet. Place in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the size of the squash. I did take the foil off after an hour and let it bake uncovered for another half hour.

 

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Carefully remove foil, be careful of steam released when taking cover off the top. Use a pot holder or towel and carefully take off top of squash, scrape top and bottom carefully not going too deep and and cutting through. Leave a half inch along the bottom Gently using a soup spoon scoop the ” meaty ” part of the squash and melted butter and molasses and sugar. After scooping all “meat”, gently place lid back on top to keep warm.

  1. Baked Buttercup Squash

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Cook Time: 2 hours

    Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

    Yield: 8 servings

    Serving Size: 1 cup

    This is an easy recipe that just takes a little time to cut the squash open, clean out and fill with delicious ingredients, perfect for a holiday centerpiece.

    Ingredients

    • 1 large buttercup squash
    • 1 stick butter ( unsalted )
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    2. Remove top of squash like carving a pumpkin, clean seed from top and keep to use when baking
    3. Completely remove seeds and pith from squash, salt and pepper inside of squash
    4. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil
    5. Fill squash cavity with butter, molasses and sugar, add more salt and pepper to taste
    6. Wrap squash completely in aluminum foil, place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 45-1 hour or until squash is fork tender
    7. Remove squash from oven and test for doneness, lift lid, piercing the flesh with fork. Squash is done when fork slides smoothly into flesh with no resistance
    8. Using a large spoon, scoop flesh in chunks leaving flesh inside the squash in the hot liquid
    9. Serve hot
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SIMPLE SUPPER LINKY PARTY #29

Hi Friends!

Well it was summer this weekend with temps in the low 90’s! I will take that anytime here in Maine! We had a wonderful Birthday Celebration for my sweet girl and now we are back to our week day!

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Last week’s features:

 Lou Lou girls : Apple Cake

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 Pumpkin Pie Apple Crisp from Nap Time Creations

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 Crockpot Chicken & Dressing from New Mrs Adventures

 Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti from My Turn For Us

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