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Recipe of the Week: Snow Storm Pot Roast

by Leigh Sackett

I love cooking but there are some things that take precedent- LIKE SNOW!

As I beheld the beauty of last Sunday’s glorious snowfall, I knew that it wouldn’t last long. My message to the neighborhood kids that were building snow forts in our backyard was this: “Although this great gift will remain in our hearts forever, it won’t remain on the ground forever! Take heed, don’t overlook this gift. Stay out in it!”

“As they get older I am never quite sure if they are laughing with me or at me but regardless, I am going to continue to tell them what they need to hear.

So just like those big ocean waves of summer that we just couldn’t drag ourselves out of, we only came out of this big winter snow for a quick cup of cocoa and more dry clothes. What we had been waiting for finally came – SNOW – thanks be to God!

Crock pots are not only a great way to cook on busy days – they should also be used for playful days. So be sure to have a winter roast on hand in the freezer and if the forecasters tell us of another storm coming, take it out to defrost and drop it in the crock pot. Free up your snow days for play and wonder, don’t let the beauty of the gift pass you by!

(4 -5 lb) beef roast , any kind

1 (1 ¼ ounce) package brown gravy mix, dry

1 (1 ¼ ounce) package dried Italian salad dressing mix

1 (1 ¼ ounce) package ranch dressing mix, dry

½ cup water

1 large Vidalia onion, sliced and halved

6 red potatoes cut in half

3 carrots cut in 3 inch pieces

Place beef roast and vegetables in crock pot.

Mix the dried mixes together in a bowl and sprinkle over the roast.

Pour the water around the roast.

Cook on low for 7-9 hours.

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