Yesterday, I cooked the traditional sunday dinner for the family. Pot roast with potatoes and carrots. I usually buy my roasts when they are on sale and then cook at least two when I cook. I put my potatoes and carrots on the bottom and then place the roasts on top. I sprinkle onion soup and some beef boullion over. Then I pour about two to three cups of hot water over. I cover the potatoes and carrots. I only cook enough potatoes and carrots for one meal or a little extra for a quick beef soup later in the week. Since veggies don't freeze well, I just freeze the extra roast and gravy.
Now, since I'm pretty frugal, I usually buy the cheap cut of roast that has to be cooked for an extremely long time. My husband teases me but while we're eating like pigs he never complains! I freeze that extra roast and gravy to add noodles later for beef and noodles. This makes a very easy Sunday meal for later in the month.
When we're all sitting down on Sunday after church talking and eating all the extra planning I do for those meals is well worth it!