I've been wanting to try to make brisket at home, despite all the great BBQ places here in Austin. Unfortunately, if you want to buy a brisket here, they are all huge! I didn't need meat for years, so I bought a small roast, with the hopes of putting it in the sous vide. Again, I failed, because the roast would need to cook 2 days in the sous vide. I opted to find a recipe for putting the roast in the slow cooker and found a better option. I selected this recipe for Roast in a Slow Cooker and loosely followed it. It called for a roast, ranch dressing mix, Italian dressing mix, brown gravy and some water. I didn't exactly have those things, so I improvised a bit. In my crock pot, I placed my roast, a packet of chicken gravy, a bottle of Italian dressing, some dried onion soup mix, and a little water. I turned my crockpot on low for 6.5 hours and hoped for the best. Mike made some angel hair pasta for a side and sliced the meat. It actually turned out great! The meat was tender and full of flavor. I was impressed that my made up recipe worked so well and based on its success, we will make this again.