My wife, Linda, was home early yesterday. When I got home, I was pleasantly surprised to find that she had made a roast for dinner. There are two things in our house that signify the change of season from summer to fall. One is the inevitable fight over keeping the windows open in our room at night. The other is the addition of roast beef and pot roast to our dinner menu.
Linda makes a great roast beef and an even better pot roast (which we are having tomorrow). She loves to cook and they are some of the only things that she loves to cook that I like. I feel especially lucky to be getting them both in one week!
There was a time when I would kind of hover when she cooked to make sure I liked what she was using. I’m getting a lot better at that now. She seasons the meat and I try not to ask what she uses. She has a pretty good idea of the kinds of things I like and dislike. Sometimes, I’ll ask after I’ve tried it. She used a new seasoning on this roast. She cooked the roast at 350 for an hour and a half. Then we kept checking it every 15 minutes until it was done to our liking. We let this one go a little longer than Linda prefers. She likes hers done a little more medium-rare. I like medium-well.
In addition to the roast beef, she also made some sort of garlic red potatoes, Parmesan noodles, and rolls. She had the potatoes and I had the noodles. I was going to try the potatoes, but that never ended up happening. I’m still very cautious about anything with garlic.
The pot roast has been seasoned and put in the crock pot. The smell is beginning to fill the house – the savory smell of fall.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention why I called this “Beef – It’s What’s For Dinner” and it’s not just that we were having beef. We recently cut the cord on cable because we were sick of paying a small fortune to Time Warner. Now we have two Roku boxes, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime instead. Hulu sticks commercials in their shows that you can’t fast forward thru. It wouldn’t be so annoying if they didn’t repeat the same ones over and over. We’ve seen the Allstate “Journey Moment” commercial more times than I care to remember. It’s almost ruined “Anyway You Want It” for me. The other commercial we’ve seen a lot is the “Beef – It’s What’s For Dinner”. In fact we saw it while eating our roast. It just seemed kind of funny to me so I decided to use it.