It's been a day of domestic activity as I ponder some major life issues. I've done my marketing, did a little kitchen cleaning, tossed a little trash from my office (the kitchen and office need considerably more work, but the point is I got started on them and did something towards the goal.)
I was unreasonably satisfied with the grocery shopping -- to the point of giddiness. I bought what I needed to fill out a month's worth of menus, and spent only $40. Yay!
Several meals will be made from Coke Roast, a recipe shared by a friend on a bulletin board. Give this one a try! It is wonderful!
1 roast (I used a $7 arm roast. I'm guessing that was about 3 lbs.)
2 pkgs. Lipton beef-onion dried soup mix
12 oz. Coca-Cola (not diet).
Braise the roast -- dust with flour and brown in oil in a large, heavy ovenproof pan.
Sprinkle with the dried soup mix
Pour Coke over all -- enjoy the show, because it fizzes up like crazy!
Cover and cook in 350 oven for two hours, then remove lid, turn roast and continue cooking for another 40 minutes or so.
Near end of cooking time, cook noodles of your choice (friend used bow tie pasta and I used extra wide egg noodles.)
Remove roast from pan and allow to rest before carving.
Mix 3 TBS. flour with water to form a slurry and add to pan juices to thicken and use as a gravy. Salt and pepper to taste and serve with noodles and roast.
MMMMMMM good! It helps take your mind off your troubles to cook a good meal.