Lots of times they'll stop in on Sundays. They stop in other days, too, which is lovely, but pot roast just seems to be a football/Sunday dinner kind of thing, doesn't it?
So this is an easy way to make a wonderful huge, one-pot dinner.
2 BIG chuck roasts
Granulated garlic or garlic cloves
5 lbs. peeled or washed, unpeeled potatoes, cut into big chunks or a 5 lb. bag of salt potatoes
3 lbs carrots, peeled and halved
Here's the trick. Use a VERY BIG pan.
The reason you're using a very big pan is because then the meat doesn't take up all the room and when you put the potatoes and carrots in for the last hour, they swim (imagine a potato doing a backstroke in beefy goodness!!!) in the amazing broth you've made.
Okay, so put the two roasts in the aforementioned VERY BIG pan.
Sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper, garlic. Slice onion and toss it all over the meat. If you're out of onion, sprinkle dried onion liberally over meat. Seal and bake at 325° for a couple of hours.
Your house will smell really good.
If roasts start to go dry, add a quart of water. Recover and keep cooking another 2 hours.
Your house now smells like an amazingly wonderful place for folks to gather.
Get your veggies ready. When ready to put them into the VERY BIG pan, remove the cover (or aluminum foil) and stand back because it's steamy!
Add about 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce to broth in pan. Add water to bring broth up to about 1 1/2 or 2 inches deep. Layer in potatoes and carrots, and anything else you might love.
Re-cover, back in oven for about an hour.
DELICIOUSNESS IN A PAN FOR A CROWD.
Or if you don't want to cook on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you both get multiple pot roast meals.
#happy! Do you see how nice and dark those carrots and potatoes are??? Mmmm.......
And then there's THIS:
The Little Princess!!!!
Oh, I could just sit here and stare at the cuteness!!!!!
But then came THIS:
Which means I have to stop staring at princesses and write books or we'll never know what happens to Emily, the second Gallagher sister!
So there you have it from Pumpkin Paradise in upstate New York. I will not tell you how many pumpkins we picked this week.... and how my cute school age kids earned money walking them to the truck because it's too muddy to get to the pumpkin patch! Oops!
My favorite color is October!!!! :)