Pot roast and caramelized onions

It’s been a rough time in our family lately. Sickness and sadness are pretty constant companions, and some days, my natural cheerfulness is a little hard to locate.

One thing that can perk up a difficult day is to fill the house with the smell of my mother’s cooking, which usually means meat and/or onions and/or garlic.

This dinner has all those things in spades.

Pot roast, potatoes, carrots, caramelized onions

It’s an easy dish to make, and there’s nothing in my life that can’t be made better by a little gravy.

Thanks, mom. Comfort food for the win, again!

[If you want a detailed recipe, I’d be happy to type one out, but the basics are these: Brown some chuck roast. Put in a pot with plenty of garlic, a teaspoon of salt, and a half teaspoon of pepper. Add two cups of liquid—I usually just use water, but any combination of wine, stock, and water would be fine. Pressure-cook for 45 minutes or simmer for a couple hours. Add potatoes and carrots and simmer until tender. Thicken gravy with cornstarch slurry. Serve alongside a pile of onions that have been caramelized in butter/salt/pepper.]

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by Serene on April 8th, 2011 in Miscellany - Tags: , , , ,
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  1. yummychunklet wrote on April 8th, 2011 at 6:28 am Uhr1

    I love dishes like that…just the aroma alone while still in preparation can lift the spirit. Great post!

  2. Elaine wrote on April 8th, 2011 at 8:06 pm Uhr2

    I’m so sorry that you have had a lot of sickness and sadness in your family lately, Serene. Comfort food is the best. This roast recipe looks and sounds so good! It is bound to lift the spirits!
    Elaine recently posted..French Friday with Dorie- Garlicky Crumb-Coated Broccoli

  3. Shawnnita Fairbairn wrote on April 9th, 2011 at 12:02 am Uhr3

    Wow Fantastic! Your making me hungry!
    Hope you and your little lovies are feeling better soon!
    Thanks for posting :)
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  4. Serene wrote on April 14th, 2011 at 6:12 pm Uhr4

    Thank you! I agree. The smell of food cooking is like aromatherapy!

  5. Serene wrote on April 14th, 2011 at 6:12 pm Uhr5

    I really appreciate it, Elaine, and I’m sorry for taking so long to say so.

  6. Serene wrote on April 14th, 2011 at 6:13 pm Uhr6

    Thanks so much!