The supper was my usual layering of savories (onions and mushrooms) topped with carrots and potatoes, then the seasoned beef roast. I only added one half cup of water to the crock pot. How I ended up with about three cups of liquid and the entire contents submerged is a mystery that is beyond me.
I will keep my crock pot to warm chili on cold winter weekends. Never again will I use it to cook a family meal. In my opinion, the crock pot rates with the microwave in the catagory of kitchen tools that need not ever be invented. A gas stove and a good skillet will create any meal I can dream up.
Next time, I will pop home on lunch and put the roast in the oven, where all good roasts should be cooked.