Mississippi Pot Roast

This pot roast is good in Mississippi or anywhere. Awesome stuff!

The Soup Diva

  • 1 3-4 pound chuck roast
  • 3-4 pepperoncini peppers
  • 4-6 whole peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cornstarch and flour for gravy (optional)
Pat roast dry with paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker, put all other ingredients on top of and around roast, and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove meat to plate and remove peppers (they will likely have split open during cooking, and you may squeeze out the insides into the pot if desired).
To make gravy: stir 1 tbsp cornstarch and 2 tbsp flour into the liquid in the pot until blended. Shred or slice meat if desired and put back into the pot until ready to serve.
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This is my adaptation of this famous recipe that has been going rampant on Pinterest…

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Crack Potatoes

Dinner part 1. It is really tasty is a crowd pleaser.

The Soup Diva

There’s a reason why there are rarely any leftovers of this dish.

  • 1 32 oz bag frozen hash browns
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 4 strips bacon, fried and crumbled (or 1/4 cup real bacon bits)
  • 6 chives, diced (can substitute 2 green onions)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Place potatoes in colander in sink and rinse until thawed and separated; let drain. In large bowl, mix all other ingredients together until well blended and add potatoes; stir to incorporate. Spoon into sprayed 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. These went really well with Mississippi Pot Roast.

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All Saints, Too Many Saints

Too many saints left this world before they were ready. Some when on Earth were just doing normal things like going to a concert, in the classroom, worshiping, eating a meal, running. Then in a blink of an eye they were in eternity, heaven, the afterlife with others who had gone on before them. Many of those saints had the potential for a long life ahead but they were taken out by a bullet, a car, a bomb or perhaps through self-inflicted harm. The world is a mean place for saints who just wanted to live their lives just like you and I do in this moment of time. Life is indeed precious for all saints past, present and in the future. Truly its a time when all saints must be cherished in every stage of existence. May the peace of God be with us in the chaos may the saints be taken home and welcomed and loved until we see them again.

A Ramble About Guns

The 2nd Amendment in the US Constitution (the one about gun ownership) was not set up for the modern arsenal we have today. More, powerful guns are a problem not answer. Too many people are dying because weapons of mass destruction are becoming easier to get it seems. Why make something that is guaranteed to kill on a large scale?