Santa (or, to cynics: my parents) got me this sweet crockpot for Christmas, and today, we take an inaugural journey with a classic American pot roast! I sort of followed the recipe? Or sort of combined like seven of them. Essentially, you cut up a bunch of stuff and just sort of stick it in there, and then dump some stuff on top of that, and then if you feel like it, put even more stuff in there, and then you let it do its thing, for hours, while you do productive things. They are brilliant devices, designed for busy Moms, or overwhelmed playwrights.