Couple Cooking Pot Roast

A determines pot roast, B says, "hell yeah."
A selects a modestly priced roast with marbling, looking ahead to tender meat. B says, given the lower price compare to rump or shoulder roast, "hell yeah."
A sees in the kitchen 2 Irish potatoes, a bag of baby carrots, a huge sweet yellow onion, and some red wine. Perfect for pot roast. B says, "hell yeah."
B reminds A that B has done the dinner prep for a week.
A remembers 5 days.
A coats the roast with the magic triple spices: sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder. A works 7 days a week, has little time to do that fresh spices thing. B says, "hell, yeah."
A sears the roast 15 minutes each side in a roaster, 375 degree oven. B sits on the front porch.
A encourages B to slice an onion, peel and slice 2 potatoes, cut a package of baby carrots into halves. A and B discuss rinsing knives and onions and do not resolve their differences, but dump them atop the beef. The music appropriate to this stage is Taj Mahal.
A accepts B's admission potato peeling is best done by A, chopping them best by B. B says, "hell, yeah."
A pours red wine 1/2 inch from the bottom of the roaster, covers the concoction, and B says, "hell yeah."
A turns down temperature to 350, lets 30 minutes pass. A requests B take the lid off the concoction, add some wine, let revisit it in 20 minutes. B said, "hell, yeah."
A timed the lid on, lid off, while B found The Chieftains to play all over the house, and on the front porch. B did take out the lid while tapping feet, and remarking the B had done the cooking 7 days, A arguing 5 days, tops.
And THEN, B got a plate and set down to eat, swearing it was better than B had ever prepared. A informed B that henceforth, B was the Pot Roast Cook.
And A said, "hell, yeah."

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It was a delightful read! Pleasantry

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"When will our conscience's grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?" Eleanor Roosevelt

"The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Socrates (469-399 BC)

All are welcome to figure out if A or B is me.
Although, "me" is a remnant of the past, pre-B.
New Orleans...oh, God...
"hell, yeah, Congo Square, baby!"

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wendy davis's picture

@on the cusp

that you were both A & B, and this was satire without the rosemary added to the Roast Beast!

fun stuff, on the cusp.

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@wendy davis After a day of arguing with opposing attorneys, discussing a dead relative and how to probate the will, it was a welcome and fun 2 hour argument.
Can't agree more about the rosemary, but that would have delayed the meal.
Anyway, it was a particularly fun way to stay in the house and avoid sick people.
I am positive there will be more evenings to describe in the future.

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@on the cusp

one act play, to boot! ; )

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is music by Maceo Parker.
Not the classical music I know, but blues blaring in the house I do not know.
Dessert will likely be what A and B know, or neither A and B know.
Or I might insist on "The Blue Danube".
The response will be "hell, yeah."

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Pricknick's picture

the fresh cloves of garlic. Powder is never a substitute.
Shame, Shame, Shame.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

@Pricknick

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@on the cusp

not only for it's medicinal qualities: antiseptic, anti-viral, blood-pressure lowering, BUT i loathe peeling whole cloves, then pressing them, etc. so mr. wd has found already peeled garlic from 'the garlic co.', sealed purple and clear bags w/ smaller sealed bags of clovetettes, lets call them, of garlic inside.

easy to dice w/ a sharp knife and a rocking motion, then the rest roastable in a dry skillet (for a time w/ a lid) to freeze for later. i've never found a source saying that their medicinal qualities survive roasting, however, but they sure do taste yummy, with a deeper, darker flavor.

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@wendy davis I can peel with the best of them, and even have a clay roaster for those purple garlic pods and rare occasions when I have time to plan for some gourmet something or other.
I am just lucky "The other letter of the alphabet" does not complain.

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janis b's picture

Some favourite Maceo selections for your delection ...

Enjoy!

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@janis b
And, will back down on the argument about slicing onions to enjoy the dessert. In that spirit:

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