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Roast for Dinner January 29, 2010

Filed under: Recipes — Detra @ 9:40 pm

Tonight for dinner, I made a roast with carrots, potatoes, and onions and yeast rolls on the side.  The roast was an arm roast I had in the freezer – roasts are on sale often!  Carrots are cheap to start with, usually less than $1 a bag.  The potatoes I got for $1.99 for a 5 pound bag.  I purchased the onions in a 3 pound bag for around $2 (had them for so long I can’t remember!).  There is no recipe for this roast.  I simply peel and chop carrots, potatoes, and an onion and put them in the crock pot.  I sprinkle them with Worcestershire sauce and seasoning salt and put in about 2 cups of water.  I then put salt and pepper on both sides of the roast and put it on top of the veggies in the crock pot.  I usually put this on around 9 in the morning, set the crock pot on low and it is ready to eat around 5 or 6 pm. 

The rolls are yummy – maybe that is why they are called Yummy Yeast Rolls ;-).  I clipped the recipe from a Taste of Home magazine a long time back and found it on their website HERE

Yummy Yeast Rolls


  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and butter; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a well floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll dough to 3/8-in. thickness; cut with a lightly floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 11-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack. Yield: about 1 dozen.

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