Meat n’ Veggies

Good morning!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! I am so over the cold weather here in North Carolina. I am ready for warm weather and {yes I am going to say it} spring cleaning! Check out these simple cleaning tips. You won’t regret it.

The McGee household has had an eventful week. A close friend of ours was hit by a car this weekend while riding his road bike. Thankfully he only suffered from some minor injuries. He has a fracture in his C-7 (lower neck) and a bruised shoulder. Other than wearing a neck brace for 2 months and no driving, he will be back on track in a few months! He stayed with us a few nights {post hospital stay} and several guys from their office have come to visit and stay for dinner. Want to know the two words that come to mind when making a meal for several guys? Meat and potatoes. There is only so much variety for meat and potatoes. I love cooking, so this has stretched my imagination.

I immediately thought of a meal my mom would make a lot growing up. Pot Roast. I always loved this meal as a child. {Well I loved food in general as a child} Simple. Warm. Tasty. So I came up with my own recipe. It was delicious and guy approved!

{Price Breakdown}

Chuck roast- $12 (This was the most expensive item)
Yellow onion- .97 cents
1 lb red potatoes- $1.33
5-6 raw carrots- .30 cents
Beef broth- .99 cents
*Garlic, thyme, bay leaf and red pepper flakes were my “kitchen friendly” ingredients.
TOTAL= $15.59

You can’t beat spending less than $16 on a meal for two! {or even a family} Added bonus? This recipe makes quite a bit. If you want leftovers for several meals, increase your chuck roast size.


The Perfect Pot Roast

  • 2-3 lb beef chuck roast
  • 1 onion (cut into chunks)
  • 1 lb red potatoes
  • 5-6 raw carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups beef broth (chicken will also work)
  • 1-2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Wash and chop all vegetables. Place vegetables and garlic to cover the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Place chuck roast on top of vegetables. Add remaining vegetables around chuck roast.
  3. Pour beef broth into crock pot.
  4. Sprinkle thyme, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes (for an added kick) and bay leaf on top of roast.
  5. Set crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.

Let’s hope the spring weather is on it’s way and ready to stay! Have a great day!


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