“I just wanna live while I’m alive.” ~ Bon Jovi

I marked an item off my Bucket List!

I went to see Bon Jovi in concert!! YIPPEE!!

Oh! It was awesome! This dream has been 20+ years in the making!

But because I had to go to Atlanta mid week to see them it kind of knocked out a couple of days which meant I had plenty I needed to get done on Tuesday.

I needed a meal that would cook itself.

Thank goodness for the trusty old crockpot!

(as you can see, I was really off my schedule considering it’s Saturday before this was posted)

Balsamic Pot Roast (adapted from Little B Cooks)

  • 3 lb beef chuck roast
  • garlic salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3-4 potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1/2 Tbs dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) beef broth

Season roast with garlic salt and pepper and sear both sides in olive oil.


Place in crockpot, top with onions, potatoes and carrots.


Mix remaining ingredients in bowl and pour over meat and veggies in the crock pot.



Cook on low for 8 hours.

I must add – I know my photos are not the super impressive works of art that a lot of blogs have but regardless – pot roast just does not photograph well. 🙂

Balsamic Pot Roast (in the crock pot)

Easy Peasy!



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