Ever just have one of those perfect days? You know what I mean......you go about your day with general plans but things go so well and make you so happy that when the day is over your just smiling ear to ear. Thats how my day was today.
Started slow, its Sunday after all. Sipping my coffee and thinking about what to do today. My bf decided he was going surfing. It was a pretty day outside. Silly to stay home so I decided to go to the beach. I took my dog with me too. First time shes ever been on a beach. I live close enough now that I can go anytime I want. So after he left, I changed into clam digger pants so longer ones wouldnt get wet and my sandals. Of course it gets windy there and cool so I made sure to wear a sweater and jacket.
Me and the dog wandered down the beach and had a blast. When we got home she was all bouncy and smiling big time. Yea dogs really do smile. And so I changed and took off my sandy shoes. It was warm in the house, not only cuz of the day but because before I left, I started this recipe in my crockpot.
I watched the Olympic hockey game while it was cooking, having something nice to drink. Sadly USA lost but what bothered me most was that they looked so sad and defeated. Hey guys you still got silver~~! Way to go!!! Hold your heads up, you did good.....after all it was the last game and it went to OT! And then my bf came home. So as the roast cooked, I cut up some potatoes to make my Oven roasted garlic potatoes and I cut up fresh broccoli to make broccoli and cheese. I also baked a pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling.
I'm stuffed now......dinner was beyond awesome and I dont know if we will have room for dessert now. But I wanted to share this recipe, its worth making it.
Slow Cooked Pot Roast with Mustard and Horseradish Gravy
2 carrots, peeled and cut in half width-wise
1 med. yellow onion, peeled, root trimmed but left intact, sliced into 4 wedges
3 cloves garlic, smashed
3 sprigs fresh thyme (I used 1tsp. dried)
1 large bay leaf
3 allspice berries
1 cup homemade or low-salt canned chicken broth
1 cup dry white wine (I used Chardonnay)
2 Tbs. tomato paste (I used a can of diced tomatoes, drained)
1 boneless beef chuck roast (2-1/2 to 3 lb.)
2 Tbs. olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. prepared horseradish
1tsp. grainy prepared mustard
2 Tbs. sour cream
1 tsp. all-purpose flour
Put the carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, and allspice in the bottom of a slow cooker crock. In a measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the broth, wine, and tomato paste to blend.
I reduced the liquid to half but next time Ill reduce it more. The 1tsp. flour isn't enough when you use the canned tomatoes. And so I would add 1tb. next time. But I will say this.........the gravy is awesome and enhanced the beef perfectly. Didn't matter if it was too juicy this time. Serves 4.