|This is my roast after browning and right before it headed into the oven.|
There is a main topic of conversation that has a tendency to pop up during 5 am running sessions. We seem to like to talk about what we eat. A lot! Especially on Monday mornings. We’ve all had a lovely weekend and I usually ask what everyone had for Sunday dinner. Is this strange? I always ask what people eat. My dad calls and I ask what he had for lunch. My grandma calls and I ask what she fixed for her last get together. My mom calls and I ask what they had at Empty Nesters. Hollie calls and I ask if she’s got anything new. I just want to know. It stirs my imagination. It’s my one creative outlet. Last week I was running with my little friend Jill and she told me about the best roast she’d ever had. It came from the Pioneer Woman and couldn’t be any simpler. I listened and thought, “mmmm…maybe I’ll make that one of these days.” But then not 2 days later another friend mentioned the same roast. She’d heard from Jill and went right out and fixed it. Her family loved it too. Two recommendations in as many days…I had to make this roast.
Great recipe and easy too. If you’re lucky enough to have half a cow in your freezer, just use what you’ve got. If not a cheap chuck roast works well. My family loved the dinner, and I loved that it actually made two nights worth of dinners. I used a good 4-5 pound roast. I saved all the juice from the roast the first night, and reheated the leftover roast in the juice the next night. It shredded up just nicely and we topped some warm Ciabatta Rolls with the shredded beef and then dipped them in the juice. French Dip style. Throw in a cantaloupe or apple, and a veggie of choice and both nights became home runs! I’d definitely make this again. You can’t beat a two for one