Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just like PW

Did anyone happen to catch Ree on Good Morning America today? She made a pot roast and it was so beautiful and looked so delicious, I decided to go right to the grocery store and buy the ingredients to make one for supper. And, besides, it gave me another chance to use my new favorite kitchen tool, my Paula Deen signature enamel cast iron pot.
With this baby and the cookbook I told you about the other day -- Glorious One Pot Meals -- cooking has become lots of fun again. But this time, I didn't even need the cookbook. I watched the show and look what happened . . .

First, I cooked the carrots and onions in a bit of olive oil for just a few minutes. . . and put them aside (like Ree said to do).
Then, I seared the roast on all sides. My roast isn't as big as hers -- do you think they grow them bigger in Oklahoma? I couldn't find one nearly as big as the one she had. . . but this one will feed my family nicely.

Then I took everything out, poured in the beef broth and stirred it around a bit to get all the crusty stuff off the bottom of the pot, put the roast back in, the veggies back in, and . . . because Ree said to . . . I put in a sprig of rosemary and one of thyme. (And I sang Scarborough Fair as I did so).
Now, it's cooking in the oven, for the rest of the afternoon. And the house smells soooo good. And it's supposed to snow later today, so that's even better:)

If you missed the show, here's the link.

12 comments:

Lynne said...

That looks so delicious! I love pot roast.

Sherri said...

Karen, that roast looked wonderful-hope it was yummy!

Joanne said...

I haven't had a pot roast in sooo long. That looks divine ... Do you have an extra chair for me at your table?

Brittanie said...

I love the Pioneer Woman. I have made her Pumpkin muffins. I want to do her cinn. rolls. I do not eat red meat so no roast for me. lol :)

Becky said...

The family I word for has an entire set of Le Crueset (sp?) pots that are so lovely. I even like washing them :)

And I don't eat pot roast but I love the smell. I was just talking today about never making one in the oven. I have always used either a crock pot or a pressure cooker. I imagine that is purely tragic to hear. I am going to have to get me a nice pot like that. Maybe smaller, as I'd be cooking for just the Butler.

Judy said...

I just drooled a little.

Inglesidemom said...

YUM!! I must try that! And I need the pot - I think that makes even more wonderful.

Anita said...

I saw the end of that segment and was wishing that I'd seen it all. I'm not a good cook, but maybe I'll check out the link and challenge myself.
Glad you had fun cooking, and eating (I'm sure) the delicious meal.

Country Dreaming said...

Oh yum--I bet it turned out delish!!!

Melinda

diana said...

i did catch her this morning! it was fun seeing her in person. of course, you saw her at her book signing.

i love pot roast and watching her made me want to do what you did... go out and buy one and have it cooking all day. i bet your house smelled heavenly.

Susanne said...

I want me one of them pots! Love that one!

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
I MISSED THE SHOW, BUT WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU DID SHOWING HOW TO DO THE RECIPE. IT LOOKS SO YUMMY, AND LIKE YOU SAID YOUR GOING TO HAVE SNOW, SO IT SHOULD TASTE EXTRA GOOD. WE JUST HAD SOME MORE SNOW....
SPRING WHERE ARE YOU?
LOVE, AUNT RIZ