This Balsamic Pork Roast was good, though it was the onion gravy that really made it delicious. It was actually the first time I had made a real oven pot roast without cooking it in the crock pot. Even cooking it in my dutch oven with the lid on and in a thick gravy, it was a bit dry, since it had been cooking about 4 hours total. I have never had that problem when cooking the roasts in the crock pot. But, once we drenched the roast in the sweet onion gravy, it moistened up and was very good. I think I could adjust the recipe, and cook it in the crock pot to 1) make it easier and less time consuming for me and 2) keep the roast from drying out. Then, once the roast is done cooking, if I needed to,I could take the onion gravy and reduce it down to a thicker sauce on the stove if I need to. No matter, it was a good roast, and a great gravy.
I made this Beefy Tomato and Macaroni Soup last month, and it was just meh. Not bad, but kinda boring. If I were you, I'd pass over this one and make something with a bit more flavor, more spices, more oomph. It was fine, just not anything I'd be n a hurry to make again.
We ate this Amish Beef and Cabbage Skillet on Friday night. It was easy, simple, and filling, everything I expected it to be, and it was good. It is not gourmet, and it's not anything particularly special, but it would definitely be a quick go-to on a weeknight since here are not a lot of ingredients and it doesn't take much time to make.
If you are a fan of beets, you are going to LOVE this Beet and Orange Salad! In fact, if you are
not a lover of beets, you may still enjoy this salad! The orange segments and the dressing add a sweetness to the earthy beets, and is really delicious. The recipe calls for 2 bunches of beets, though, and my bunches had three beets a piece. So I roasted up 6 beets for the salad, which did end up to be way too much. But I was happy to eat the leftovers, but next time I make this I will only use 4 beets, tops. And I do thinkthe addition of a bit of blue cheese or goat's cheese would be perfection! This salad is also delicious over a bed of mixed greens for a lunch or slightly different side dish if you want to add even more to it. :) A total winner.