Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Roast with Veggies or Manhattans??


Do you bake a roast in the oven with veggies or do you boil the roast on top of the stove and then make Manhattan's?
Decisions... decisions!
My Mom always roasted them in the oven.
His Mom usually boiled them and made sandwiches with them.
I would have to say the sandwiches are my favorite, with lots of creamy potatoes and gravy dripping over them.
I started this roast out in the oven because I just wanted that good ol' comfort food.
As the roasting went on I kept thinking that when my husband comes in tonight he's not going to like supper. So I compromised.
I roasted the beef and veggies.
When all was cooked, I removed the beef and shredded it.
I took the roasted potatoes and mashed them with some REAL butter & canned milk. YUM!

These were great. I loved the roasted taste that they had.
I made the sandwiches and topped them with potatoes BUT...
I roasted everything away and didn't have anything to make gravy with.
It was still a good meal! (Again) The potatoes were GREAT!
But my husband said,"Where's the gravy?"
I'll be sure to correct that problem next time.
But while I'm thinking of it...Why do men & children have to be sooooo picky? Why can't they just be grateful that they have a hot home-cooked meal???


Carmen said...

OH, this meal looks SO good I can almost smell it! Your sure right about the men and kids, I make alot of yummy stuff my son won't touch, I remember once when he was little I was making something with saurkraut and he ran to his room and HID FROM THE SMELL!!! Can you imagine?

gtyyup said...

That's a great meal!! I can't help but chuckle at your last couple of sentences...yes, they need to be more appreciative of what they get! You're a good girl!

Our really empty nest said...

Oh my Gosh!! You are so right, my hubby will look at a new dish and ask what is the red stuff, like is he 4 or what?? I get so pissed, lol. He never wants to try new, just a meat and potatoes kind of guy. By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog, I so appreciate it, and will be stopping back to yours to compare notes on husbands, lol. Enjoy your weekend, Sue

Gen said...

ooh looks so yummy