This has to be the reason slow cookers were invented, because there is nothing better in the slow cooker than a nice chuck roast. Slow cooking makes it so tender that it literally melts in your mouth. This recipe could not be any easier to prepare, and is among my favorite comfort foods.
This was the best Sunday dinner when I was growing up. My mother never owned a crock pot, nor a microwave for that matter. These are dinners that stick with you though for some reason. It’s these aromas take you right back to childhood, when things were simple and you didn’t have a care in the world.
You don’t realize it until years later, how the little simple things in life have such an impact on you. In my case I lost my Dad at 21 and my Mom at 30, so these memories come rushing back when you least expect it. It’s so different today. I wonder what the little ones will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Things were so much slower back then. The stores were never even open on Sundays. Maybe a drugstore, and that’s about it.
Sundays were family day, everyone got together for dinner. Aunts, uncles, and cousins would drive up from the country. In those days, a 45 minute drive was a long distance phone call. So they would all just show up, and everyone knew to use the back door. I don’t know what we we’re saving the living room for, but everyone knew you didn’t touch anything in there. Like the President might show up one day and it be would be ready for him. That’s what it seemed like anyway.
That’s not the world today. I know that very well. But this dish does take me back to happy days. We still all get together on the 3 major holidays, so at least we have that for now. Even though the stores are trying mess with our Thanksgiving. With Black Friday creeping up to Thursdays. This is not making me happy, but I’m pretty sure the almighty dollar will win that too.
In honor of the “good ole’ days”, I give you this recipe for Tasty Tender Slow Cooker Pot Roast.
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