No-Fail Slow Cooker Pot Roast

The other day I had a slap in the face of sorts.  After reading Meg’s post I had a little discussion with myself.  When I started this blog, I was only going to mention the kids intermittently, if at all.  The blog was going to be my outlet while I was home alone all day with them.  But of course, like everything in my life, they found their way into the blog.  I started calling them Thing 1 and Thing 2 because I really do call them that.  They tear up the house and are crazy little Things, and I love them.  

But since I’ve gotten more personal and connected so much more with my readers, there’s no real point in being all “Witness Protection” as Meg put it.  So, as of today you will see the boys’ real names in the blog.  While I still call them Thing 1 and Thing 2 at home, you’re all a part of my life now and there’s no reason to act all clandestine {I love that word, so excited to use it} when there are pictures of them on the blog and on Facebook.

To Meg, thanks for the reminder it’s a little silly to use pseudonyms.  Why not just go with their names?  They’re awesome!  Besides, I HATE when people say DD, DS, DH (I learned these acronyms after googling them, I had no idea what the hell they meant…for weeks, I felt crazy), and calling Mike “the hubs” or something along those lines was never really a fit for  me.  I mean, come on, our pet name for each other is “killer.”  Killer like Jerry Lee Lewis’ nickname, not Ted Bundy.  Just so we’re clear.

To avoid any confusion going forward…

This is Otto
(Thing 1)
and this is Eddie
(Thing 2)
Best pool hall/sports bar name ever – Otto & Eddie’s.  Am I right?  
Now that we’re all on the same page, I can feed you.


No Fail Pot Roast 2

No-Fail Slow Cooker Pot Roast
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Serves: 4
  • 3 to 4 pound chuck or bottom round roast
  • 1 – 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Rinse the roast with water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown roast, about 3 to 5 minutes, on all sides.
  3. Add the roast to crock pot. Sprinkle roast with onion soup mix and add cream of mushroom soup over top of roast. Cover and set slow cooker for 6 to 7 hours on LOW. Turn pot roast over about half way through cooking time.


This pot roast even makes it’s own gravy.  Wicked easy.  This recipe is amazing.  It’s my favorite way to make pot roast now, and one of Mike’s new favorite recipes.
No Fail Pot Roast 1
“Brown food tastes good.”  -Anne Burrell


  1. says

    Aw, your kiddo's are darling!!! Did you really call them “Thing 1 & Thing 2”?? I didn't realize that. LOL Otto & Eddie… MUCH better! 🙂

    The pot roast looks amazing BTW.

  2. says

    Yes, brown food does taste better! Your pot roast does look amazing and I love a good pot roast! Very funny about the DS, DD, stuff. I never understood that either. I do, however, call my hubby the Colonel because I really do call him that here at home. Thanks for joining Foodie Friend's Friday! Hope you can come back next week!

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