Periodically I buy a large round roast to use for several meals. I trim it, put it in the crock pot, sprinkle a package of Liptons Onion Soup mix over the top and add about one cup of water. Covered and cooked for 5-6 hours on high and I end up with tender, lightly seasoned meat. One roast usually makes enough meat for at least 6 meals. Some gets shredded, some is cut up into chunks, some sliced and some left in a hunk for a pot roast. Then I put everything into zip lock freezer bags and freeze until I'm ready to use it.
Today was one of those roast-cooking days. I went to Costco and picked up a 5 pound slab of meat. After cooking it, I decided it was one of the best roasts I've ever made...tender and easily shredded but not dry. I used some of it to make broccoli stir-fry for dinner tonight and it was perfect!
Then it happened. I transferred the roast into a 13 X 9 inch pyrex baking dish to cool in the refrigerator. As I was moving it onto the shelf, the refrigerator door started closing and the dish slipped out of my hand, landing with a loud shattering crash on the kitchen floor! Glass, meat and juices scattered everywhere! For one tiny brief second, I though about trying to save some of the meat. NO WAY. It was gone. Sigh...
Sometimes, our best efforts to save money and save time disappear in a flash. Just glad no one got cut. I'll be more careful next time!
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