Fall, and the perfect Roast

People say that whichever season your Birthday falls in is naturally going to be your favorite Season. While my Birthday does come in the Fall, there are a plethora of other reasons I live for September 21st-November 21st.
I love how the air starts to become crisp, and easier to breathe. I adore the colors that appear as the trees shed their leaves to prepare for Winter. I could live in warm cozy sweatshirts, and soft cuddly blankets. Most of all, I love Fall because it gives me an excuse to cook homey, comfort foods, like this Roast.

While many of us love the idea of a perfectly seasoned, juicy, fall apart piece of meat, getting to that end result can sometimes prove to be a daunting task. Well, not anymore.

The most important components of this process are utilizing a dry rub, searing the meat before you transfer it to the oven, and cooking it on a low heat, for a long time. I have found a ton of recipes where a Crock Pot is used as opposed to a Dutch/French Oven. While a Crock Pot is convenient because you can walk away and come back to a finished result, I prefer a French Oven because its the only way to achieve that amazing crust on the meat. If you dont have a French Oven, which I dont, you can use an oven safe pot, or in a pinch, even a 9×13 pan.

When it comes to the veggies you use, dont hesitate to get creative. Sweet Potatoes, squash, turnips, mushrooms, stewed tomatoes, etc. I usually add celery as well, but because it cooks so quickly you shouldnt add it until the last 30 minutes of cook time, otherwise you risk it turning into mush. Keep in mind as well that the more veggies you use, the more flavorful the meat, and the gravy will be.

Im trying something new, and instead of typing out each and every recipe, Im going to put my fancy printer/scanner/copier to good use, and scan in the recipe I write out and follow. It might take me a little while to get the layout right, so bear with me!


2 Responses to Fall, and the perfect Roast

  1. Emily says:

    omg…..this looks delicious, my mouth is watering!

  2. Kyle says:

    I love how you accidentally set down your drink on the recipe. Classy.

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