Pin a Day: Roast in a Slow Cooker

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.