Monday, April 09, 2012

Roast and Eggs

Christ is risen!  Happy Easter!  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  Mine was GREAT!  My parents came down on Thursday and stayed through Sunday.  I kept K overnight Thursday and on Friday since D was on call and daycare closed on Friday.  We had a good time making cookies and at the park. 

She finally got to meet my dad and has seemed to really hit it off with both my parents.  Friday we went to Pizza Shack for dinner with Joanie and Bruce. 
 Then Saturday, mama and I did some shopping the got K for the afternoon.  We had Easter dinner Saturday night with Philip, Kenna, D, and K.  We didn't do the traditional ham but daddy cooked a roast.  Turned out pretty good and is really simple to make.  That afternoon we dyed eggs with K. 
 She had lots of fun.  Made single color ones with D then did some double colored eggs with Daddy a.k.a. Doc! 

Dyeing eggs is really fun but doing it with a 2year old is a bit trying....and messy!   Oh, well.  Definitely a fun memory and a tradition that will have to continue. :-) 

One of the reasons we did roast was because K really enjoys it.  However, she missed her nap on Saturday and fell asleep mid bite at dinner!  Sent some leftovers home with D, so hopefully she'll get to enjoy her roast!

Eye Round Roast
eye round roast - I think ours was about 5 pounds
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup
1/2 envelope French onion soup mix, dry

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cover the pan with aluminum foil well.  This provides easy cleaning and foil to cover the roast. Place roast in a roasting pan.  Season with salt and pepper "to taste" - though you won't REALLY taste it, just imagine how much you need!  Sprinkle half a pack (or a whole pack based on how much you think you'll need) onion soup mix on top of the roast and "pat" it into the meat. 

Mix together the soup and some water.  Pour around the roast.  This provides moisture and flavor.  Cover with aluminum foil.  Place pan in over and cook for 3 hours.  Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly so the juices will set.  Enjoy!


Anna H said...

I am so glad you had fun! I am keeping Kate tomorrow night and I bought a roast today to put in the crockpot! I know she loves it and I haven't mastered cooking with 4!

Erica said...

Holidays are so much more fun with kids! Glad you guys had great food and good family time!