This is not a recipe as such, but just another example of how a good, wholesome meal does not have to break the bank. If you have $5 and an oven and a pan, you can do this and feed 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Our local grocer had small pot roasts on sale for $2.99/lb, so I picked up two that were just shy of a pound and a half each. Most of the time I make the ‘fancy pants’ pot roasts, using tomatoes or red wine or lots of herbs and such… not this time. This is old school pot roast. It melts in your mouth, it’s easy, you have one pan to wash, and you get a bit of yummy gravy as a bonus.