Sunday, June 25, 2006

apologies and a pot roast

I'm sorry to everyone who missed out on signing up for Club Little House. I know how disappointing it must have been. There will be more opportunities for sure. I'll give you details later this week, okay sweeties?

Meanwhile...back on the ranch...


Yum! Today I cooked a traditional Sunday dinner...pot roast.

Here's the recipe:
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a dutch oven. On a plate add salt, pepper to flour. Coat pot roast, all sides, with flour mixture. Brown all sides of the roast in the oil. Add a couple of handfuls of pearl onions to the pan, cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Then add a few handfuls of baby carrots, a palmful or so of herbes de provence, and two cups of low sodium V-8 juice. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 hours or until meat is oh-so-fork-tender. Add frozen peas to the pot 15 minutes before serving.

Voila!

And for the very best mashed potatoes:
Figure about 1 1/2 large baking potatoes per person (trust me, they make the best mashed potatoes!) Peel and cut each into chunks. Cover with salted water and boil for about 25 minutes. Then drain the water, put cooked potato pieces in mixer bowl. For three big potatoes, I added 2 tablespoons butter, a splash of milk, and ~3 ounces of cream cheese. Mix until just mashed...not too much more or it gets all gluey and yucky. For heaven's sake, don't leave the mixer going while you wash the dishes or something silly like that.

Bon appetit!

11 comments:

Saucy said...

Gosh Amy, getting into Club Little House is harder than getting concert tickets. We will all surely try again if you do! Doesn't every little house need incredibly tiny hatpins?

AnastasiaC said...

Oh yummy Amy!!!
Ive just taken some lamb shanks out - might tweak to try your recipe.
Yes Im sad not to get into the club little house - I should have checked your blog sooner! maybe next time?

vegasandvenice said...

Hmm yummy looking!

jackie said...

Yummy! It's too hot here to cook these last few days, but that looks great! Mashed potatoes are about my favorite thing on earth!

Mia said...

I would love to be part of club little house next time it is on! please please please let me know! My six-year-old girl will be very thankful!

Erika said...

Darn missed it again , Please do this again ! Because of you I have bought my Dollhouse out of storage and am making some things for it and am updating it !( very 70s decor LOL) Erika

Sarah said...

Pot roast is a very American thing, it sounds and looks scrummy though! and that mash sounds just the thing to go with some lovely lincolnshire sausages and onion gravy! yum, guess what we are having for dinner in our house....!

Lauren said...

This is my husbands most favorite dish. Thanks for the recipe!!

teresa said...

dinner looks fabulous!! Pot roast is a great idea. this is me *smiling*, because I have that darling tablecloth, too!!!

van said...

well, I for one, hope to make it in this time around.
hopefully.

and that picture made me soooo hungry, i love it.

norththreads said...

Thank you this look fantastic! Club little house next time maybe?? I will definiatly try again another time!!