So I finally tried cooking with a beef roast. Couldn't put it off any longer. I scrubbed out my crock pot and defrosted my roast for two days. Then I chopped it up in 8 pieces and put it in, then poured french onion soup and 8 oz of mushrooms in. I cooked it on low for 10 hours and the result was juicey, dripping beef that just shredded itself. Bill came home full but I made him taste it - he couldn't stop eating it and said it was one of his favorite things I ever made. Besides wrestling with the meat to cut with my dull knives, it was super easy too.