Saturday, December 28, 2013

Balsamic Pot Roast

This pot roast is a savory alternative to traditional pot roast and of course your can make it in your crock pot.

Balsamic Pot Roast

3 pounds beef or venison roast (thawed or frozen)
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 potatoes, chopped (keep the skins on)
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 cups beef broth
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Place roast into the center of the crock pot. Pour broth, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce over roast.
Place chopped carrots, potatoes and onion around pot roast.
Sprinkle roast with onion powder, garlic powder and pepper.
Cook roast in crock pot on low for 8 hours if thawed. If the roast is frozen, cook in crock pot for 6 hours on high.

Serve the roast by pulling the meat apart and with a side of the vegetables.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Sustainable Blessings!

In the words of the verses my children had to recite for their Christmas program last night...
God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. - John 3:17
Praying that you enjoy many blessings with your friends and family. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crock Pot Whole Chicken

This the easiest crock pot chicken ever! Not only does this chicken taste just like a rotisserie chicken but it is the entire chicken cooked in the crock pot. Yes, the whole chicken!

Crock Pot Chicken:

1 whole chicken, thawed (any size that will fit in your crock pot)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
olive oil

Mix together in a small bowl the above spices. Set aside.

Roll several pieces of aluminum foil in small balls and place in the bottom of the slow cooker. (I used 4 balls.)

Rinse chicken and rub with olive oil. Rub the spice mixture all over chicken. (I put some inside the cavity and also under the skin covering the breasts.)

Lay chicken on aluminum foil balls in slow cooker, breast-side down.  Aluminum foil should prevent chicken from actually touching the bottom of the slow cooker.

Cook on high in crock pot for 5 hours.

Adapted from Crockin' Girls.