The other afternoon I put 5 large potatoes and 3 chopped carrots plus baby carrots in the slow cooker. On top I put about a 3 lb. roast still on the bone. I mixed up a pack of onion dry soup mix and 1 cup water and poured it over everything.
The next night, I simply took the juice from the slow cooker and mixed it with some flour and milk to make a sort of gravy. I put the leftovers in there, and we had a tasty beef stew.
I am noticing as we do this pantry challenge, if I do challenge myself, we find many creative ways to use leftovers. Last week, I stretched pork loin from the slow cooker into four meals!