I'm well aware of my obsession with cooking/food. And, I know my reputation. However, secretly, I suspect that I'm a little bit of a fraud. Sure, I can make a beef wellington or chocolate mousse. I can do the fancy, complicated things. But, I fail at some of the simpler things . . . like roast chicken or pot roast.
I tell myself that there really isn't any reason to roast chickens. I live in culinary hell and the only roasting hens available are frozen rocks and you can get a perfectly good roasted chicken from the store for around $5-6 dollars.
I tried to make a pot roast once. But, it failed. I got a crock pot expressly for pot roast, and it didn't live up to my expectations either. So, I gave up for years. Plus, we aren't big meat eaters, it wasn't like we missed it.
But, today, I'm trying again. I have high hopes for success. I've read about the process. I've reviewed several recipes. And, hopefully we will have more pot roast than I know what to do with in a few short hours.
I'm using this recipe, more or less. I added a container of sliced brown mushrooms. And, I only had fresh rosemary but not fresh thyme. Phenom thought it looked like a good piece of meat when I took it out of the pot after browning it.
I'm really hoping to have a debris po' boy later this week. (Debris is shreds of pot roast in the cooking juices piled high on sandwiches in NOLA.)