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.