Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New Pot Roast Recipe

I just put a pot roast in the oven that I am excited about.  It was demonstrated on TV yesterday and I just had to try it!  I ran to my freezer in the basement and pulled out a roast to thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

First, brown the roast on all sides in olive oil and garlic.  Place in a dutch oven.

Chop up:  pearl onions, carrots, mushrooms, baby red potatoes, and celery.

Empty out your spice rack!  I tossed together:  salt and pepper, basil, oregano, garlic salt, and paprika

Combine the vegetables and the spices.

Mix together chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine.  (Not sure why chicken broth with a roast!)  Roughly a few splashes of Worcestershire, a cup of chicken broth and a cup or two of the wine.

Place the vegetable mixture around the roast in the dutch oven.  Pour the liquid mixture over and around the roast and vegetables.

Bake at 425 for half hour or 45 minutes.  Turn oven down to 325 and bake 3 to 4 hours.

This could also be cooked in a crockpot.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Texas-size Muffins

These are great tasting with lots of nutritious ingredients.  You'll need a "Texas -size" muffin tin.

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated carrots
2 apples, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup raisins
3 eggs
2/3 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, spices and salt
Add in carrots, apple, coconut, nuts, raisins.  Thoroughly combine.
Mix together the eggs, oil,orange juice, and vanilla.  Add to dry ingredients.
Fill muffin liners to the top.
Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

New Ways With Green Beans

I've never been excited about green beans.  Other than using them in three bean salad, I consider them a blah vegetable!  Then I found this recipe.  Try it!  It really puts pizzaz into them!

Saute beans in olive oil.  Then add soy sauce and brown sugar and cook a few minutes more.