Dinnertime #27

It’s 10:45, oh no! I meant to put the roast in the crock pot at 9. Hmmm, what to do? Change dinner plans and do something else or turn the crock pot on high, hope and pray there is enough time to cook the meat. I opt for high crock pot heat.

I spring into action. Fortunately this recipe has minimal ingredients and there is absolutely no prepping needed. One critical element is the crock pot liner. If you don’t use them, you are missing the boat. They make clean up a breeze.

Yes, it only takes 3 ingredients: roast, cranberry  sauce, and onion soup mix

Yes, it only takes 3 ingredients: roast, cranberry sauce, and onion soup mix

Within five minutes the crock pot is on high and all it needs is time to create the magic which will turn into the entree for dinner. By dinnertime this will be full of a barbecue-like sauce.

Onion soup is on the bottom, cranberry sauce is scooped out on top of the roast.

Onion soup is on the bottom, cranberry sauce is scooped out on top of the roast.

I leave home for several hours, but when I return the scent of the simmering meat greets me. Quietly I breathe a sigh of relief, this smells right.

Dinnertime rolls around, the additional sides have been prepared and the moment of truth is about to happen. I lift the lid. I poke the meat, looking to see if it is fall apart tender. It falls apart. Yes, it is tender! Dinner is saved. Dinner is served!

Check out all that juice.

Check out all that juice.

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