My maternity leave is officially over and I started my new job today. I feel like I've been on an emotional roller coaster. I was so excited to have a fresh start in a new position at a new agency but so sad that my time at home, just <A> and I, was over. My husband and I are so blessed that my mom came down to watch her grandson. So instead of having to drop off my little man at daycare I got to wake up knowing I was entrusting him with a true baby expert, my mom. I may be partial but I think that she did a pretty stellar job with her kids.
In honor of all things "mom", I thought it only appropriate to write a post about how things in my kitchen have changed since I've become a mom.
I love to cook and that certainly hasn't changed since I had <A>. Now I just have to be more strategic with how and what I make. <A> isn't old enough to eat with us but it's still important to me that the meals are well-balanced and tasty (obvi). Most of the time I need to make meals that are either speedy or that take little effort to put together. There are obviously those times when I want to spend the afternoon in the kitchen and whip up something really special but on the norm its quick and easy meals that work best. That's why I am such a proponent of the crockpot. The thing is, I don't have many tried and true crockpot recipes and thus this recipe was born.
Prior to this, I'd never made a rump roast but it seemed like one of those sturdy cuts of meat that remind you of Sunday dinners at Meme's house (you know what I'm talking about), so I thought, "what the heck..." and gave it try.
Here's what I threw together.
(1) 2-2.5lb Rump Roast
1 Packet of Lipton Dried Onion Soup
1 15oz. can of Broth (Veggie or Beef)
1 Onion quartered
Here's the tricky part. Take all those ingredients and put them in your crockpot. If you have optional settings following these cooking times:
- High - Four Hours
- Low - Eight Hours
*If you don't have temperature setting I would cook it for about 6 hours.
The end result was delicious and something that I will definitely be making again in the future. The best part was that it required so little work but tasted like I slaved over the dinner all day.
Do you have any great crockpot recipes? If so, please share. I may even review one and feature it in a future post.