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Easy Pot Roast and Veggies

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Ingredients

3-4 pounds chuck roast
1 envelop dry onion soup mix
4 medium-sized potatoes, cubed
4 medium-sized carrots, sliced or 1 pound baby carrots
2 celery ribs, sliced thin, optional
3 cups water

Instructions

Before putting roast in cooker, sprinkle it with the dry soup mix, patting it on so it adheres. Put roast, potatoes, carrots and celery in slow cooker. Add remaining onion soup mix and water. Cover. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Variations: To add flavor to the broth, stir 1 teaspoon kitchen bouquet, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder into water before pouring over meat and vegetables.

Janice Sue Klawon
Rock Island




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1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
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