Comfy, Easy, Home Cooked Roast & Veggies

This is one of those dinners that makes me wanna eat all curled up on the couch under a blankie watching a movie with my family... This dinner reminds me of childhood! This was one of those completely casual dinners, nothing fancy, just good enjoyable, delicious food... Comfort food... eaten at a TV tray if we wanted! My mom would always make some homemade bread with it... biscuits, rolls, Slut Bread... either way, it was tasty, healthy, filling and warm! The other day I decided to make it for myself and my daughter... and though it tasted just how I remembered, I missed eating it in my old house, with both my parents, and old friends and family. I didn't appreciate it so much at the time, but I would love to have just one of those days back. To compound my evening of nostalgia, my daughter left today for camp... She will be gone until Friday and I won't even be able to talk to her :( I have never gone an entire day in her ten years of life without talking to her, and I haven't gone more than 2 days without seeing her. I am craving some comfort right now! :(

This method works for either a beef or pork roast... It's simple enough, I put the roast in an oven proof pan along with a tablespoon of oil and about a 1/4 cup of water. I season it with McCormick's California Style Onion Powder, salt, and pepper, and I roast it at 350˚F for 3 - 4 hours, covered. I check it every hour or so and add a small amount of water as needed. After a couple hours, I flip the roast and season again. When It's tender enough to be pulled apart, I throw in cut up carrots and potatoes and roast another 30 minutes to an hour, until the veggies are soft. Sometimes at the end, I will add a bit of bullion for a stronger flavor in the broth.

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
~Franklin P. Jones

"Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation."
~Margaret Mead


20 comments:

Malar Gandhi said...

Well said about comfort food, all I need is some good movie CD's. Veggies and meat together, nice nad balanced.

Cham said...

It should be hard for you without ur daughter Meeso! I can feel you words...
Perfectly roasted almost tender like ur veggies!

chakhlere said...

That looks nice and yummy!! Never tried this. Will try it out soon now.

Sushma Mallya said...

looks delicious meeso with those colourful veggies...

Priya said...

Delicious roast and veggies,looks fabulous Meeso..

Faiza Ali said...

Looks so delicious and perfectly coked.

Sarah Naveen said...

It was a nice post meeso..
I know it would be hard for you , without seeing your daughter...
Roast and the veggies is such a comfort food and easy to make..looks really yummy!!!

Gulmohar said...

I can understand what you are trying to say. It is really hard..Maybe we have to admit that the kids are getting older and need some time away from us..I have a 8yr old and I couldn't sleep when she went for her first slumber party !
BTW perfect roast :-)

Karine said...

This indeed looks to be a comfort food! Thanks for sharing:)

Uma said...

looks delicious.

Toni said...

I think comfort food is what everyone is cooking these days. Shorter days need a house filled with the good smells and warmth of an oven.

Bharathy said...

That's a real yummy comfort food!, Meeso!

Peanutts said...

Big hug meeso :) I am dredding the day my son starts kindy which is next year. I think I am more nervous than him hehe .

By the what kind of meat do you buy for roasting? Mine always ends up shrunk :(

Valarmathi said...

Looks yummy :)

meeso said...

~ Thanks, everyone! :) ... I usually get an English beef roast... Cooking at a high temperature too fast can shrink it, or drying it out, or cooking it too long... Hope that helps :)

meeso said...

~ Oh, and I was so afraid to send my daughter to kindergarten that I kept her home that year and taught her myself :D

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Roast with lots of veggie, will try this one with chicken. Looks awesome Meeso.

Soma said...

I can imagine how you feel without your daughter. I have never stayed away from them, and even a day of sleepover and I start missing her for those few hours.

Lovely comfort food.

Arabic Bites said...

Simple yet delicious recipe...real comfort food...

I can feel your words ..it's always hard when you miss someone...
it's been hard for me since meedo had head injury last semester :(
She spent a long time in hospital & I have not been able to hear her voice :(


Have a good day meeso :D

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Comfort food is always the best! The roast with veggies looks delis..