Sunday, December 2, 2012

Birthday dinner for husband: pot roast (Pioneer Woman recipe)

For my husband's birthday dinner, he requested pot roast, and the weather has been perfectly chilly for a hearty meal. It was my first time making pot roast, so I turned to the Pioneer Woman for her recipe, and it got husband's stamp of approval!

Working away in the kitchen! The pot roast only takes prep time: caramelizing onions and carrots, and marinating and searing the roast. Once the sucker is in the oven, you have 3-5 hours just to do whateverrr.

Finished pot roast! This roast has been in the oven for 4 hours, and everything has browned beautifully.

By this point, the chuck meat is so tender, you can pull it apart with a fork.

 Pot roast with its carrot and caramelized onion stew, and a side of crispy rosemary fingerling potatoes.

Ice cream sandwiches from Cupcake Royale as birthday cakes: red velvet and pumpkin cardamom. Happy birthday, love!

19 comments:

  1. wow your pot roast looks amazing!

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  3. looks so yummy! i think you and the hubs are so cute and home-y together..saw your ig of the christmas tree and died of swoon-ness haha.

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  4. looks so yummy! i think you and the hubs are so cute and home-y together..saw your ig of the christmas tree and died of swoon-ness haha.

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  5. Woah that looks delicious. My bf and I always talk about making pot roast in our slow cooker but the last time I tried to make roast beef it didn't turn out so well. Maybe I'm buying the wrong cuts of meat. Happy birthday to your hubby!

    xo, alison*elle

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  6. looks delicious! way to be a chef

    xx
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  7. YUMMM! looks so good!! xx

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  8. Go girl! I am seriously impressed. Cooking meat intimidates me, but that pot roast looks delicious. And so do those ice cream sandwiches. I didn't know cupcake royal sold ice cream sandwiches. Clearly I need to make another trip there ASAP!

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  9. Hoorah- go you! :) I'm sure your Hubs had one happy birthday!

    I learned how to cook Pot Roast for the first time last year- so good, right?!

    Love From,
    Manda @ Eat Cake

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  10. you are so sweet to make him a birthday dinner! it looks delicious. he is one lucky man :)

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  13. happy birthday to your hubby. you make a super cute housewife with your apron and full skirt!

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  15. Wow, this looks delicious! I must try a pot roast!

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