Here's a recipe to warm your insides.
You will need one really big crock pot and one giant pan.
4-5lb chuck roast-if you can find one that is actually the furthest end of a TBone you will be in beefy heaven.
Salt and pepper the roast and sear it over medium high heat in the giant pan. It'll take a few minutes per side.
Put the meat in the crock pot and then de-glaze the pan with a cup or so of water, making sure to scrape up all the yummy brown bits and pour this over the meat.
Put the lid on your crock pot and set it on low.
Let it cook for about 3 or 4 hours.
Scrub and cut up:
2 good size potatoes
2 big carrots
2 stalks celery
1 medium onion
If you like-and sometimes we do-drop in some brussel sprouts too.
You'll also need one onion soup mix packet with all of the dried onions sifted out(throw them away-they're nasty trust me).
Dump all the veggies and the soup mix on top of the meat in the crock pot quickly and put the lid back on as quick as you can.
Crank the heat up to high and let cook another 2 or 3 hours.
Serve with some nice bread or wide noodles to soak up the juice.
If you're lucky you'll end up with a couple of days worth of deliciousness.