Big meat Sunday supper this week is a Crockpot pot roast. I place a frozen roast into a crockpot (this was a bit tricky today as I wanted to use one of my older, runs lower than the higher aka often too hot, newer models such as the Freecycle oval one I also have), top with a can of golden mushroom soup and a packet of Lipton onion soup mix, some additional black pepper. Since I had to place the roast on it's side, it kept the glass lid from sitting firmly onto the stoneware insert so I placed a repurposed piece of foil on top, secured it with a strong rubber band.
A few hours later, since the roast has started thawing/cooking, it has shrunk down, the foil could be removed. I will use the gravy that will make itself in the bottom of the crockpot as well today.
I am turning to a large canister of gifted to me instant potato flakes for tonight's supper. While not my first choice, I'll doctor them up with butter, onion powder, salt and pepper, whole milk. The aforementioned gravy will go a long way as well to improve these. I am reserving my fresh potatoes for other meals this month, such as the chowder that I have planned for tomorrow.
A bag of plain, fzn Aldi's peas along with a box of pearl onions in cream sauce will be topped with 2 Tbsp of butter, some black pepper and microwave cooked together, making a creamed peas and onions side dish. Both the peas as well as the onions cost me under $1 around Christmas.
This big meat meal will provide extra gravy as well as meat for a stroganoff on Tuesday.