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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!


  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.

  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.

  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

  6. looks delicious! way to be a chef


  7. YUMMM! looks so good!! xx

  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!

  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

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

  11. ps just went through your posts and loved them too much.


  12. Oh my gosh darling, your blog is ridiculously beautiful! Love the variety of posts you have and your style is incredible! You are also rather stunning too. ;)

    Thank you for your sweet comment! :) I love your blog and am following you now!

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

  14. Yummy, it looks so good!

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


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