Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What's Cookin'?

 So, I recently discovered something amazing. Maybe I should start with a confession. I'm not a very good cook. I don't like cooking and so I am not very adventurous or willing to experiment. I cling to recipes like Linus does to his blankie. That being said, when I try something new in the kitchen it is a big deal to me. When I try something from my own imagination is an even bigger deal. So, this may seem like a "duh" moment for some of you, but if there is even one person who will benefit from this post then I will be happy.

I like to make pot roast in the crock pot at least once a month. It is a very traditional Sunday dinner that Chance and I both love. However, since it is just the two of us, we never eat it all in one meal.

I needed to find a way to efficiently use the leftovers, but by the next day the roast was SO dry. Just, ugh.
So, I threw a bunch of leftover roast in a pan and dumped in a can of beef broth. I let it simmer for a few minutes to absorb some of the moisture. Then, I moved all the beef to one side of the pan and sprinkled Wondra (ultra-fine flour for gravy and sauce) into the broth and stirred it continuously with my whisk. In about five minutes I had delicious roast with gravy. I was SO proud of myself. Chance was pretty darned impressed too. He even came into the kitchen a took a picture of my attempt at throwing caution to the wind!!

From now on I will also be contributing to a recipe blog with some of my friends. Check us out at The Kitchen Diaries. 


  1. Left over post roast is also great in veggie soup - just just it in place of, or in addition to ground beef.

    You can also slice the left over roast thin - buy a package of au jus sauce, make the sauce and then let it simmer for a few minutes. Serve it with mashed potatoes

    helpful cooking hints for a master ;-)

    1. Thanks for the suggestions. Since I cook it in a crock pot it falls apart. So slicing it thin, or slicing it at all, basically isn't an option. Now that I have discovered the ability to re-hydrate it I will be trying it in French dip sandwiches with au jus. Thanks!

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  3. Wow, I'm really impressed! I'm definitely running out of good recipe ideas and this looks yummy! See you guys tonight! :)



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