Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Quilting

It's a beautiful day today.  The sun is shining, the weather is a cool 66 degrees, and I want to quilt.  I've been to church, made tuna salad for lunch, and have just popped a roast in the oven for dinner, so I can look forward to some uninterrupted quilting time.

I love easy-to-prepare meals that basically cook themselves, but still provides my family a nutritious, yummy, homemade dinner.  Newlywed Roast is one of those recipes.  I named it that because it is hard to mess up.  Even the newest cooks will receive praise for this delicious meal. When you're in the mood to quilt, give this recipe a try.

Newlywed Roast

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3-4 pound rump roast
2 tablespoons oil
1 packet dry onion soup mix (I use Lipton's)
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 can of water
6 peeled carrots
6 potatoes, halved


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C)
Dredge the rump roast in the flour and cover evenly. Shake off excess.
In a 4-quart casserole dish with lid (preferable Dutch oven) over medium/high heat, heat oil and brown the roast on all sides.
In a small bowl, combine the dry soup mix, mushroom soup, and water; pour over roast.
Cover and bake in preheated oven for 3 to 4 hours until tender.
During last 30-45 minutes, place potatoes and peeled carrots in pot with roast to cook.

Serves 8 hearty appetites


  1. Recipe sounds good, much like I cook a Chuck Roast. We are not big meat eaters, so I add more vegatables and always include mushrooms and a bit of celery for more flavor. Try putting in a can of beer instead of water. My family likes that too. We always have plenty left over, which I serve over noodles the next day.

  2. Beer,hmmm. I don't know about that. I have used it with chicken and you could not taste it (hate the taste). But how would that go with the cream soup? I make your same roast and yes it is fail
    safe. and delicious. I think I like the oven better than the crock pot, but that makes it a winter meal. But come to think of it I only cook it in the winter anyway.
    Have a great day.