4-pound rolled beef rump roast
1 jar (41/2 ounces) pimiento-stuffed olives, drained
3 tablespoons shortening
1 large onion, sliced
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed tomato soup
1 soup can hot water
With point of knife, make about 5 deep crisscross gashes in a circle as far in as the middle of each end of meat. Open gashes with finger or spoon; push about 5 olives into each gash. In Dutch oven, brown meat in shortening over medium heat, about 15 minutes.
Place onion slices on meat. Stir together soup and water; pour over meat. Cover tightly; simmer on top of range or in 325° oven 2 1/2 hours or until tender. Cool. Serve chilled. For easier slicing remove cord from roast and turn roast seam side down.
Set out food on your station wagon tail gate or closed car trunk. Slice and serve the cold roast with buttered, fresh onion buns, a crisp autumn Iceberg Salad (below), homemade brownies and lots of hot coffee.
In large plastic bag, combine about 3 cups bite-size pieces spinach, about 6 cups bite-size pieces lettuce, 1/4 cup chopped green pepper and 1 cup sliced mushrooms; refrigerate. Just before serving, toss with oil and vinegar salad dressing.
Why do I keep picturing the Brady Bunch gathering round the ol station wagon for this meal. At least they didn’t recommend cooking it on the engine block.