Last night the Mister and Missus went to a Mardi Gras event, and right now, the first day of Lent, the Missus is in bed all day with a miserable
Chef (the party animal) called in sick as well. Yeah, right!
So that leaves me to provide for the day's nutrition. Damn!
Some tomato soup and cucumber sandwiches, sent upstairs at lunchtime on a silver tray, complete with bud vase and the morning newspaper.
And for dinner, I'll just do a simple, healing pot roast that will simmer all day in the crock and fill the house with comforting aromas.
No big to-do here. All the usual tubers (potatoes, turnips, carrots, onions), plus celery and a nice thick chuck.
However, instead of using broth, in this house we add some Cabernet Sauvignon. And just let it simmer all day, for ten hours. The wine, of course, makes the meat so tender it just falls apart at the touch. (The recipe calls for one cup of broth, so I figure two cups of wine are about the same, right?)
I have my own lingering Mardi Gras issues today, so all I really have energy for is to sit down for ten hours and wait for the roast to finish!
But having said that, you do have to get up once in awhile and baste the chuck. And during the last hour of cooking you'll need to add some sliced mushrooms on top of the roast.
So you see, all-in-all, it's a full day's work!
Hope your first day of Lent is going smoothly.