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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Pot Roast, Creamy Tomato Soup, And Frosted Brownies




Usually around Sat., I ask my wife what sounds good for Sunday dinner..I swear once a month, I know she is going to say "A beef pot roast". She loves this dish, as well as my son, who we drop off a plate every Sunday where he works. I use a lot of herbs and spices, a can of some cream of something soup, and some dry brown gravy mix- with a touch of red wine vinegar, too. I wrap the whole thing up (3-1/4lbs) in heavy duty aluminum foil- no leaks allowed! Baked at 325F for 3-1/2 hrs, it is fall apart tender, full of flavor, and you've made gravy for the potatoes right in the foil!
My wife and I have both been fighting the creeping crud that is going around, so Monday night was good old cream of tomato soup. I mix a can of Campbell's with diced tomatoes, basil, 4oz. of cream cheese, splash of milk and V-8 juice, with chopped Canadian bacon, and home made croutons..very filling and comforting!
I also summoned the strength to make frosted chocolate brownies... I can't do chocolate without adding either cinnamon, or almond extract- this time, cinnamon! If the surface of the frosting looks a little shiny, I hit it with my brulee torch for a quick glazing over..
Tomorrow we head North to do a little gambling...

50 comments:

Marjie said...

You can bring some of that pot roast here any time. I love tomato soup, too, especially home made, but, sadly, there were no tomatoes for me this summer! Hope you stave off the crud, and have fun up in the frigid north!

TavoLini said...

ooh, I've never tried cream cheese in my tomato soup. (wheels in head turning...)

Hope you and the Missus feel better soon! Brownies look fantastic!

Odat said...

I love pot roast and my Mom used to make it great. I, on the other hand, never like my own pot roast. I am going to try it your way.
Thanks!!!

Hey, you guys better get better!!!!!

Peace

buffalodick said...

Marjie- It was a throw together soup that came out rich and smooth..That pot roast is a no fail recipe!
Tavolini- I use cream cheese a lot more than I used to.. rediscovering evaporated milk again, also!
Get a brulee torch for Christmas- not expensive and really handy!
Odat- Because I defer to my family's wishes, I eat more of it than I want! Wrap securely- no leaks, but leave a little airspace in the foil for steam to do it's magic..

Barbara said...

I put together a family cookbook with tons of family photos last year. One of the recipes is called Michigan Pot Roast. In foil: pot roast, can of mushroom soup, package of Lipton Onion soup mix. Seal and bake 2 hours. Sound familiar?
Hope you're both feeling better.

My sister loves to gamble...goes all the time. Not something that interests me- I am unlucky- guess that's a good thing?

Kris said...

that soup sounds great!

buffalodick said...

Barb- That's the one I started with!
How to win at gambling- put hands in pockets, and don't take them out!
Kris- It is what we needed right then!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I really like how you jazzed up a can of tomato soup! How can you not feel better with this soup with home made coutons and frosted brownies. I think I'd fake sick to milk this for all it's worth!

A Year on the Grill said...

Cream cheese in tomato soup is GENUS! A great addition,a nd I will be stealing this next time I simply warm up a can of soup

buffalodick said...

Katherine- First time in our marriage my wife and I got sick at the same time! Brownies had walnuts in them too- cinnamon worked great!
Griller- It works better than regular cream..

Jen said...

Can I have some of those frosted brownies, please? I'm sick too you know.

doggybloggy said...

everything looks so tasty - the pot roast sounds great - and I have a new torch coming in the mail I cant wait!

buffalodick said...

Jen- You would like them! A little touch of cinnamon..
DogB- I can't believe how much I use that torch for other than desserts!

otin said...

The soup would hit me so good about now! I am fluish!

Just telling it like it is said...

I definably would gamble with thoughts brownies!!!

Akelamalu said...

I love pot roast and you just reminded me we haven't had it for a while! :)

highlandsranchfoodie.wordpress.com said...

I love pot roast. It was an every Sunday meal when I was growing up and I'm getting ready to write about it soon on my blog.

Bummer about your wife being sick, talk about adding insult to injury...with her temporary loss of employment. :-/

Chef E said...

Tasty food on here! I want a good pot roast and soon...brownies with icing sound so yummy...you once again have me drooling, and now I will get off my rear and cook dinner early...

Anette said...

Thats some great dishes! Especially the pot roast, you've got a lucky wife!

blueviolet said...

That looks so tender and flavorful and completely perfect!

buffalodick said...

otin- Both of us are hacking.. It really hit the spot!
Darngirl- Brownies always get gone..
Ake- Have some soon!
Highlander- Pot roast is a great way to take an inexpensive piece of meat, and make it delectable!
ChefE- Both hit the spot!
Anette- She's pretty sick right now, and doesn't feel to lucky!
BlueV- It was a thick, not overly fat chuck roast, that came out tender and moist..

Nat said...

Oh I hope you manage to over come that Creepy Crud ( I have never heard of this term of reference before BTW) !

...The pot roast sounds gorgeous...and ME TOO... nothing beats the tang of a good tomato soup to awaken the senses.

buffalodick said...

Nat- Live long enough and your family will come up with odd names for common terms! :)

K said...

I love pot roast. One of my all time favorites.

Good luck with the gambling.

buffalodick said...

Tonight, it's chopped pot roast, with fresh mushrooms in gravy, over brown rice!

Char said...

That tomato soup sounds wonderful, I gotta try that. Hell, everything sounds yummy.

boots said...

Hey you thanks for your "vote" and love the additions you have for the traditional pot roast!

I only knew the onion soup trick! I will try the gravy and cream of... tomorrow cause I will need something cooking while I play in the sun!

Scarlet said...

Your tomato soup recipe sounds perfect for my husband who has gout and can't have meat. I will whip some of that up for lunch this weekend. I'd love to know how you make the croutons!

buffalodick said...

Char- Hit the spot!
boots- My son in K.C took a photo of Ron Paul at a rally that became nationally prominent!
Scarlet- Have him ask hid doctor about Allpurinol...

Donna-FFW said...

I love menage a trois.

Is that how you spell it.

Perfect threesome.

pinknest said...

Wow, talk about an entire comfort-food meal! I would expect it every Sunday, too.

Shelly Rayedeane said...

There is nothing like fighting the creeping crud with wonderful food.

buffalodick said...

Donna- I think you'd enjoy a jam pile, with buffet afterward!
Pink- I'd like to try some other stuff, but family demands Sunday dinner traditions!
Shelly- Someone else understands the creeping crud!

Mona said...

You pot roast looks so much like the 'aaloo gosht' that we make in India :)

snowelf said...

mmmmmm! I LOVE me some pot roast, but my chilis won't eat it, so I never make it since it would just go to waste, and I hate wasting food as much as I love pot roast. And nothing beats homemade frosting... delish!

Hope you had fun up North!! :)

--snow

urban vegan said...

Mexican-esque chocolate brownies...Yum!

JihadGene said...

It all looks so good! Hope you are all feeling better and did good at the casino.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I've been thinking it's about time I did a pot roast soon, too. Thanks for the nudge! ;)

Your tomato soup sounds way more appetizing than my boring one I made for lunch on Monday. :)

Hope the creeping crud doesn't hit you too hard!

Just telling it like it is said...

that is if I don't burn them and call it brown-a-ll- love

buffalodick said...

Mona- Spiced differently I'm sure!
Snow- It snowed on us a little!
UrbanV- It would go well with Mexican hot chocolate!
Gene- Casino had 4 busloads of senior citizens- place was packed with wheelchairs and walkers!
Stacy- Getting better but driving a 250 mile round trip wore me out..
Darngirl- I always set the timer 5 minutes early...

The Blonde Duck said...

I love pot roast!

Hit 40 said...

When you get something in the winter, it can be very hard to shake it. I want to get the H1N1 shot if possible.

Chris said...

Pot roast is one of my 20 y/o son's favorites. Nice souped up soup too!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Damn you really are a chef....It's not every man that can whip out his brulee torch and glaze some brownies!! :D
enjoy the trip up NORTH...win, win, win...

boots said...

ummms and a perfect meal to fix yesterday while I was in the yard. (used cream of mushroom and nope no brownies but icecream) All loved it! and one of my favs was the aluminum pan!! I rinsed and tossed!

So I made dinner AND did yard work AND brought home the bacon! NO wonder my body aches!

g-man said...

The almond extract would work for me! Looks Great Buff...

buffalodick said...

BlondeD- My wife and son do too..
Hit40- Getting better day at a time..
Chris I like the soup better, when sick!
Boots- I buy those pans in half and full- in dozen packs at Sam's!
G-man- Me too...just got a new, big bottle of it= $10.00!

buffalodick said...

Lulda- That torch is versatile and cheap!

Rachel said...

Brownies! You are speaking my love language!!!

MarmiteToasty said...

Beef and chocolate, have I died and gone to heaven :).....

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