“Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet.”

The other day I came across a beef roast in the chest freezer.  Don’t go there!  Anyway, after I spent a few minutes wondering where it came from (it came from the chest freezer) I decided to do it up in the crock pot, aka slow cooker.


1 t paprika

1 t dried oregano

1 t garlic powder

1 t onion powder

1 t salt

1 t ground black pepper


6 yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered.  I used red and didn’t peel

2 carrots cut into 2-inch pieces

celery – which I left out because I didn’t have any

onion, diced

1 cup beef broth – used fake beef broth I had on hand

1/2 cup Marsala wine, had none, used tart cherry juice

1 pkg dry beef gravy mix

1 T all-purpose flour – forgot to add this at the end???


Mix the spices together and rub evenly over the roast.  Place the veggies in the bottom of the slow cooker and place the roast on top.

Mix together everything else except the flour and pour it over the beef and veggies.  Cook about 8 hours on low, strain sauce into bowl, and whisk in the flour.

I ended up with lots of roast beef slices, which will freeze beautifully in the au jus.  That’s a word you use when you forget to whisk the flour into the juices.


At this point you’re probably wondering why I bother with recipes.  It’s the same reason I have friends.  If they’re good friends, they guide me, mostly through encouragement.  Those last sentences make absolutely no logical sense.  Let’s try another ending.  And they all lived happily ever after, except for the cow, because they ate him.  Not much better, is it?

Loveya – The Grandma


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Grandma Pat View All →

Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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