So like most women I am addicted to the innovative web-board Pinterist (follow my boards here!), and since I am off from academia for a while I’ve decided to embrace my inner domestic diva and take care of my household! In any “Pinterist Sminterist” post you will see me trying something I found on the site. If I tweak it, I’ll let you know. If I love it, you’ll know. If it’s a #fail, you’ll know.
When we returned from Christmas up north with the fiance’s family (and my mom; but that is another post) I realized maybe I should have made that pledge a little later. Yet for dinner to the internets I went.
Tonight’s Pinterist find: Mississippi Roast from A Perfectly Lovely Ordinary Day.
So this roast only takes a bit of beast, some ranch dressing dry mix, a packet of au jus dry mix, one stick of butter, and some pepperocini’s. The fiance was totally up for it!
However, admittedly I changed the recipe a touch after reading the comments on the blogger’s page. This was kind of a hodgepodge of various bits of advice from the other home cooks, and my own ideas:
- (1) I 86-ed the butter, and used about 16 oz beer.
- (2) I added an extra dry packet of mushroom gravy.
- (3) I used more than five pepperocini peppers (about seven)
- (4) I added two spoonfuls of minced garlic and one yellow onion cut up.
- (4) I also cooked it on Low for about 7 hours, and then upped it to High for about 2.5 hours or so.
Also FYI: For cost savings I used store-brand (Kroger here — no I’m not paid by them either) dry mixes (all three) and I procured my jar of pepperoni peppers from the Dollar Tree (again not paid by them). A penny saved is a latte (or more funds to the wedding photographer) earned!
Success! The future hubbs loved it and cleaned his plate, the pup enjoyed a few tasty pieces of beef, and I found it to be a great option for pot roast. I personally didn’t find it too salty (a complaint on the blog) but that could be that instead of butter I used the beer. I thought it was tender, and I did not use an overly expensive cut of beasty — just the least expensive roast I saw at the local Kroger.