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For my crock pot meal this week….

This recipe is from my mom’s friend, Mike. The man is an amazing chef.  I can’t believe I’ve never posted it before. If you want to serve food that tastes like it came from a restaurant but don’t have time to fix it–let the crock pot get your back on this one!! You’ll be glad you did.

I served mine over brown rice mixed with black-eye peas. (For good measure.)

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I’m a “meat and potatoes” girl myself. I’ve heard that line from my mother my entire life. In high school, I experimented with soufflés and quiches. No one in the house ate my food, mostly because it wasn’t meat and potatoes. Frustrated and heart-broken, I remember tossing entire freezer-burnt concoctions in the trash.

18 years later, my family is much more open-minded. They always eat my new concoctions and love them. Or at least, they tell me they do! They’d better if they’re in my house, right? (joking!)

But I try to make things they will like, and things they are comfortable with. After all, you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.

So, here’s mama’s receipe for roast, carrots and potatoes. It’s what this girl grew up eating, and one of my husband’s favorite meals.

Roast bigger than 2 to 3 pounds won't cook through in 6 hours....

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Years ago, as a missile field cook, a military cop made a request for chicken cordon bleu. He explained it was easy to make on the grill, but could have been speaking Greek for all I knew. I tried to follow his directions and when I delivered it on the plate, he smiled. It wasn’t perfect, but it made the cops happy when we tried to accommodate their requests.

Roll them up, secure with a toothpick.

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