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
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
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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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!