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by Permanent Posies on June 27, 2011

Today we were traveling and had our two dogs with us as traveling companions.  The Texas heat prevents us from stopping along the way to eat at a restaurant when we have the dogs, so along with our lunches (that we always pack), I decided to cook dinner for the hotel room tonight.  Yesterday, I cooked a roast, carrots and mashed potatoes and put them all in Tupperware.  I made sure we would have a microwave in the hotel where we would be spending the night.

Due to some issues with our trailer we were pulling, we had to come back home tonight and take care of some unexpected things.  Bummer!  That was about 5 hours of wasted drive time but we are trying to smile through it.  So, our “travel food” traveled to Cisco and back home, only to be heated in our own microwave.  We are heading back out around midnight to drive through the night.  We are in a time crunch now and need to get to Albuquerque or Gallup by tomorrow night.

So, I thought I would share my roast recipe that was quite a treat after our ordeal today.  There is enough left to put back in the cooler and have for tomorrow night.  Since I am writing this on Sunday night…..there is a bit of a time delay….just saying….for my friends and family who are reading.


1 rump roast (for a leaner roast) or chuck roast (for a moister one)
1 lb carrots (the big ones….not the baby ones)
1 onion
1 can Campbell Tomato Soup
1 can water
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic powder
12 oz of coffee (leftover from breakfast….and the amount can vary)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

Sear the roast on both sides in the olive oil and add the onion on the sides to begin softening them.  They don’t need to completely caramelize, though that would add a nice flavor.  Remove the roast and hit the hot Dutch oven with the cold coffee to de-glaze the pan.  This just means that you are using the liquid to loosen all the cooked on bits of roast from the bottom of the pan.  Add the roast back in and spread the tomato soup on the top of it, letting about half of it run down into the liquid.  Add the water to the coffee on the sides, so as not to wash off the soup from the top of the roast.  Add all your seasonings to the meat and sauce.  Add the carrots.  Cook on the stove for about 1.5 hours and then remove the carrots.  My stove cooks hot because it is gas (and needs to be adjusted), so mine was cooking hire than a simmer.  Just make sure you don’t burn it…haha.  Then, put the pan in the oven for about 4 hours on 300, or until the roast is tender. 

Serve with your favorite mashed potatoes.  I make mine different every time and these are not particularly special but add the gravy from the roast and….ooh-la-la!  This recipe is very rich with flavor.  You can almost see that in the photos.  Yum!

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I am glad you have joined me today for my blog party called Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits.  I am still guest blogging with Grocery Shop for Free, my coupon shopping and long-time friend.  Please take some time to peruse her website to check out some great deals.      

If you would like to join this blog party, write a recipe on your blog and add your link to it at the bottom of this post.  Make sure you link back to us somewhere on your recipe post and make sure your entry links straight to your recipe. 

If you are hosting a blog party yourself, make sure to tell me about it so I can join in on yours.  I might have missed it in the past but I am adding blog parties each week, so just leave the link to yours in a comment.  PARTY!

Here are some blog parties that I might join this week.  If I don’t “qualify” this week for your party….like yours is meatless….or cupcakes…or sweets…or something specific, you still get the advertising because it makes it easier for me when I am posting. :)

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Tuesday Night Supper Club
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What’s On Your Plate?
Delectable Tuesday
Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday
Totally Tasty Tuesday
Naptime Creations Tasty Tuesday Link Party
Show Me What You Got
Tuesday To Do List

What’s Cooking Wednesday @ Tales From the Fairy Blogmother
Recipes I Can’t Wait To Try
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We Did It Wednesday
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Recipe Swap Thursday
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What’s Cooking Thursday
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Frugal Follies Thursday
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Friday Potluck
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Creative-ly U Link-up (Weekend)

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Cuttlebugchallenge June 27, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Wow seriously coffee in the pot roast… i’ve got to try it…
Do not forget to add our linking it this party here

Jill June 28, 2011 at 1:38 AM

I shared my homemade almond flour with a video. I sure hope you enjoy your trip!

Cheryl B. June 28, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Hi Susan :-)
Sure hope the rest of your trip went exceptionally well!!!

Did you see that your blog party was listed in the round-up posting we did, listing over 450 link-up type parties?  It was posted on June 15th.  I already have 92 new ones added for the next posting.

emily June 30, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Hi! Thanks for linking up this week to Tasty Tuesday! Hope to see you back next week!

Anonymous June 30, 2011 at 7:49 PM

No, but I will go look now. Woohoo! Thanks.

Anonymous June 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Ok…..well I can’t seem to find it, Cheryl. Can you send me the link?

FeedingFour July 1, 2011 at 2:22 AM

YUM. That looks amazing!! My mouth is watering :) I will be bookmarking your recipe since I just bought and froze some roasts :)

Thanks for linking up with What’s Cooking Thursdays! Have a great trip!!

girlichef July 1, 2011 at 3:25 PM

That’s the way to travel!  I think bringing your own meals is so smart and wallet-friendly. This looks delicious!

Anonymous July 1, 2011 at 4:38 PM

That looks delicious!

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Jessica Fryer July 2, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Looks delicious! I’m bookmarking this post and I’ll make it the minute it gets cool enough to turn on the oven.
Thanks for sharing!

Jami July 3, 2011 at 10:28 PM

My mouth is watering!  Looks delicious!  Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!

Carla Callahan July 4, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Sounds and looks wonderful. I have to try this one next time. Love the addition of coffee.

magic August 4, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Pretty! This was a really wonderful article. Thanks for providing these details.

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