Have I ever mentioned that I love garlic? She Who Must Be Obeyed likes garlic but I love garlic. She occasionally points out I tend to use too much garlic. Also, she doesn’t care for braised meat very much. Continue reading Garlic Tomato Pot Roast
I buy whole pork loins for my back (Canadian) bacon, loin hams and to cut into pork chops and roasts. I had a small piece of one left in the freezer with a nice fat piece and I decided it would be perfect for Pork & Roast Potatoes. Continue reading Pork & Roast Potatoes
It is getting colder here in the mountains. It must be time to make more comfort food. So, I pulled a couple of loin chops out of the freezer and made smothered pork chops. Just looking at the picture makes me want to cook more. Continue reading Smothered Pork Chops
I haven’t bought much beef lately. It has something to do with the price. OK, it has everything to do with the price. Buying a beef roast causes irreparable harm to my skinflint personality. Fortunately, the local supermarket had sirloin tip roasts on sale. Continue reading Roast Beef and Potatoes
I’ve been talking about my friends, Heather and Bill, coming over with a bottle of Aviation Gin and the drinks we made. Of course, there was food. I made a roast beef. The problem with making roast beef is that they are trimming roast of most of the fat these days. If you cook up a round or similar roast, there just aren’t the fat and juices that let our mothers make great gravy. It requires a few tricks to make a richly flavoured gravy that is worthy of roast beef. Continue reading Roast Beef Gravy
Dinner With A Friend
There are few things in the world that are as basic and good as a roast beef meal with a friend. Our friend, Linda, was coming over for dinner and this seemed like a natural meal to prepare. Continue reading Roast Beef and Onion Gravy
My mother made the best roast beef gravy. I would love to make gravy like she did. Sadly, it is never going to happen. She had advantages that I don’t. Continue reading Good Gravy. How Do You Make It?