Ok, I admit it, I am terrible in the kitchen. I CAN cook, and do it well when I apply myself, but I strongly dislike cooking. I guess it stems from just not having a lot of time and being on my own a lot with 4 kids. Plus, I have gotten into a recipe rut and just repeat our favorites.
One of my favorite things to cook is Roast Beef. I am a huge fan of red meat, so there is no way I could ever become a vegetarian or vegan.
When I buy a roast, I usually plop it in the roasting pan. Then in a small bowl, I'll take a pack of beef stew seasoning and mix it with some water to make a thin paste. I'll brush it on the roast, and then cook at 350 for a few hours, or till it is done. Depending on the size, sometimes it takes three hours, or sometimes less. About an hour and a half before the roast is done, I prep the veggies. I quarter a bunch of potatoes, coarsely chop onions and add baby carrots to the pot. I mix it all up so there is a good mix of veggies all around.
Let it cook for about an hour more, till the veggies are tender and easily pierced with a fork, and voila! You have a delicious tasting roast and veggies. The veggies will absorb the flavor of the roast, so it tastes amazing.
The next day I either make beef stew in the crock pot, if there is enough leftovers, or the kids and I will eat it cold. LOVE IT!!!
While my mom was here for Mother's Day, I had a pork roast to cook. Now, normally I really dislike pork roast, but this came out fantastic! She put it in the crockpot with a bit of water and some onion soup mix seasoning on high for a few hours, and it came out so incredibly tender and juicy. And the flavor...omg, the flavor!!! I'm going to try this soon.
How do you make a roast? I'd love to hear some comments!