Just The Two of Us: Friday's Favorite Ingredients ~ Roast Beef
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Friday, March 02, 2007

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Roast Beef with Vegetables
Total Ingredients: 10

There is nothing like a hearty
roast beef dinner served on
Sunday afternoon, right after church.
A special favorite of
our two boys, Kevin and Terrence
One serving of Roast Beef
provides all of your daily requirement
of vitamin B12




Ingredients:

1 boneless rump roast
1 sm pkg baby carrots
2 medium sweet onions
1/2 pkg celery stalks
1 32 oz box beef broth or
...dry white wine
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 C chopped fresh basil
2 Lbs small red skinned potatoes
2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in
2 T water
1 1/2 tsp salt & pepper






Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325*F.

Rub roast with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Sear in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until browned on all sides, 8 minutes. Transfer to 9 x 13 baking dish. Wash, clean and scrub vegetables, as needed, place all around sides of roast. Saute onions and garlic in pan drippings until onions are browned, about 8 minutes, stir in basil and remaining salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, add beef broth, or dry red wine. Pour juices over roast and vegetables. Transfer to oven and roast 1 1/2 hours, turning roast once.

Add potatoes and remaining basil to pan, adding water if needed to come 1 1/2 inches up side of pan. Roast until meat and vegetables are tender, 1 hour longer. Slice meat and arrange on serving platter with vegetables. Strain braising liquid into saucepan and bring to a simmer. Whisk dissolved cornstarch into liquid and bring to a boil. Cook until gravy thickens, about 1 minute. Ladle over roast and vegetables.


Sending out a big *thank you* to Overwhelmed With Joy for letting me participate in her Favorite Ingredients Friday Super Bowl Sunday Edition recipe exchange that she is hosting. Click on the link to get more great recipes.

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It has been unusually hotter than normal here in Florida with temperatures reaching 86 degrees that last few days. Dennis had the day off and had called a repairman to come out and repair our television in the family room. It took the guy no more than 5 minutes to replace the vertical circuit breaker and collect his $170. fee. If only I would have studied electricity as a kid!

Later, we had a few tree companies give us estimates on cutting down our enormous Sycamore tree that has cracked our driveway. So far, we have received a bid for $1,700., and one for $1,500. Tomorrow, we have a third company coming to give us an estimate. Anyone willing to work for $150. an hour!

My hubby was dismayed to say the least when the second company tree cutter asked what kind of tree is it? Dennis said, "You would think a guy who is in the tree cutting business would be able to identify a Sycamore"! I agreed and we had a good laugh. Scary stuff!

Some of you may have heard about our famous Strawberry Festival that is going on right now in Plant City, Florida. Everyone who goes enjoys making their own strawberry shortcakes at a cost of $3.00 each., the proceeds go to St. Clements Catholic church and would you believe they turned in a profit of $165,000 last year. Now that's a fund raiser!

So, it's just the two of us enjoying watching the big TV, excited to be getting Cable for the first time in 10 years this Saturday, and checking off the "To Do's" on our list of things to do! Hoping you all are enjoy a wonderful weekend and that we see you at our blog party tomorrow!



13 Comments:

At 4:48 AM, Blogger Barb said...

I truly cannot believe they charge that much to remove a tree. Good grief! It would be cheaper to move the house and put in a new driveway! For that kind of money, the guy should at least pretend he knows what kind of tree it is. :-)

 
At 5:58 AM, Blogger Chrystal said...

DON"T GET CABLE!!! It's a unessecary evil and costs way to much for what you get! Not to mention it's a time stealer from actually building relationships...
:)

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Trisha said...

Heavens, remind me not to stop by your blog on Friday when I am hungry. That roast looks so good and it is one of my favorite foods!!

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Barbie said...

I'm soooo hungry right now:) Everything looks so yummy! And 86 degrees, when can I come visit???

It's 28 degrees here but they say it feels like 13 because of the wind:( But Spring is coming soon:)

BTW I do live by your sister and brother-in-law. About 30 minutes from them:)

 
At 3:01 PM, Blogger Morning Glory said...

I've made roast and all the trimmings for years, but I like the sound of your method and recipe. I may have to incorporate that into my own.

 
At 4:24 PM, Blogger annie said...

Are you getting tivo with your cable? It is so nice to have programs you want to watch ready and fast forward all the commericals!
Great recipes, I am going to look at your past recipes when I have time to look around.
Blessings~
Annie

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Hi Pamela! That looks delish. I'll be right over!

Hey, we have a strawberry festival too. Ours is usually is June and people come from all over for it. Which I don't quite get because we're not that big of a town! That is a great fund raiser!

And who do those tree cutters think they are? That is crazy how much they are charging. I think you should get a couple of beavers to the job and then let them take the tree back to their dam!

How's your precious Arianna and Ben doing? We need more pics!!

Who is your favorite American Idol so far? Enjoy watching AI on your big TV and enjoying your warm weather. Bah!

Hugs, Amy

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger Pamela said...

Barb, lol, love your thought on moving the house, and isn't that the truth! hehe!

Chrystal, you are right, we will do our very best not to let it get the best of our precious time together!

Trisha, lol, do keep stopping by!

Barbie, you can come anytime! Although, after seeing what happened to Jet Blue, I shiver to think! :)

MG, what a nice compliment but if truth be told I have never tasted a Roast as good as Mimi's Cafe makes...if you ever get a chance!

Annie, we are getting a DVR which operates similar to a TIVO. The guy told us that when we get a call the phone # will show up in the left corner of the DVR and if we press pause we can return to our show without missing anything up to an hour! State of the art stuff!

Amy, lol, maybe I will pull up a chair and grab some popcorn cause it is a mystery to me!

Arianna and Ben are doing wonderful, Ben was caught tossing a toy toward his new baby sister, but yesterday, they let him hold her for the first time.

On AI, I like the Jones girl and the Doolittle girl. For the guys, I like the bald headed guy and will get back with you on the other. :)

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I can smell that roast now!!

Yep, anything to do with trees makes big bucks. DC has been trimming our trees for years, but they are now too larage.

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Larae said...

Wow, that's soo spendy to remove that tree! The 2nd guy doesn't sound very professional..I'd be scared to have him cut down any trees near my house, haha.

The roast beef sounds yummy I'll be making it next Sunday for my family dinner. Thanks so much for sharing!

I hope you & your hubby have a wonderful time with your cable tv watchin' weekend! =)

 
At 10:31 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

I love a good roast beef and your pictures look mouth watering! thanks for sharing this recipe!

 
At 11:37 PM, Blogger Magi said...

Jim loves roast. I make it several different ways, but your's is new. I've copied your reicpe. Thanks!

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

This roast beef recipe does indeed sound hearty! I can't wait to try it. :)

It never ceases to amaze me how much electricians and landscapers can make! I definitely went into the wrong career. :)

The Strawberry Festival sounds like loads of fun! I wish I could be there. :)

Thanks so much, Pamela, for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.

 

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