In the morning, sear the roast on all sides with a hot cast iron skillet. Cut up big chunks of potatoes, carrots, and onion, maybe a couple of celery stalks. I like sweet potato too. Put the veggies in the bottom of a crockpot and put the seared roast over the top. Pour one cup of dry red wine over the roast. Then sprinkle two envelopes of Lipton Onion Soup mix right over the top.
Put the crock pot on low and cook all day until you can shred it using two forks. It will have made a lot of liquid by now. Pull out the roast. Scoop out the vegetables with a slotted spoon.
Mix up 1 teaspoon of corn starch into 1/4 cup of cold water and pour it into the liquid left in the crock pot, mix well,and turn it on high, and cover.
While the gravy gets thick, shred the roast with two forks. Add the shredded meat and veggies back to the gravy mix. Stir in carefully with the slotted spoon and serve.
Hope your wife enjoys that and she gets better soon!
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