One of the things I really like about the internet and social media is the ability to reconnect with people you’ve lost touch with over the years. Childhood friends that moved away and the Christmas Cards became less and less. Thanks to the marvels of social media, the friends I grew up with are once again people I “see”.
As pot roasts go, I really like a boneless chuck roast. It holds together well while slow-cooked in a crock pot and has a nice, beefy-flavor. That is not to say a chuck roast won’t cook up fork-tender – it will. Unless you take a fork and shred the roast, it will stay together. This is important – especially when transferring the roast from the crock pot to a serving platter. I would much rather serve nice big pieces of roast beef that you can really sink your teeth into than shredded meat more fit for a sandwich.