So, what with our trip to Houston and then the girls' visit with my sister, I haven't really done much cooking in the past few weeks. On the weekends, Pete tends to cook or we'll order out. Yes, I cooked for the whole fam-damnily in Texas, but that was cooking for a crowd and not slaving lovingly over a wholesome meal for my man and our daughters.
[Snort, giggle... "Slaving lovingly" she wrote... As if.]
Anyhoodle, the girls have been asking for pot roast since they got back from Maryland. I know, I know. Pot roast. In July. But... We do have a wonderfully air conditioned house andI do so love a good roast and, oh, what the heck.
So, tonight's menu:
pot roast, with whole mushrooms simmering in the broth
roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots with olive oil and kosher salt
Luckily, we got a huge storm this afternoon, which dropped the temperature by about 15 degrees, so it won't be so odd that we're eating such a heavy meal this time of year. All the same, perhaps I should ratchet the AC down a bit and insist that everyone wears sweaters. You know, to put us in the mood and all that.
I can't wait for fall.