Sunday, June 3, 2012

"Sunday's Best"

     I start preparing this Sunday's dinner on Saturday night so that it slow cooks and simmer till the meat just literally melts in your mouth. I've been making this "Sunday's Best" (pot roast with carrots and whole potatoes, cornbread, candied yams, cabbage or sometimes collard greens with ham hocks for years).

     Only to find out that one of my children (adult-child) and I won't mention names said, "I have never really liked pot roast"....what? no way! after all these years and you're just not spilling your guts! Well, I guess she'll (oops!) be BYO (bring your own) from now on when I make this meal.

     Now that I have that out of the way, what I really wanted to share with you was the process. It really is delicious and the longer it slow cooks and the gravy thickens the better it is.  Better yet, I'm happy to be cooking it in my "found" blue Le Cresant pot!

Lightly brown onions with a small amount of oil in the pot

Small rump roast light caramelized on both sides

Cover meat with beef broth

Add bay leaves, carrots and whole potatoes

Salt & Pepper

Cover & Simmer
(I simmer on lowest setting overnight)

 Added a flour and water rue to thicken for gravy

Hot cornbread and butter

Final Results

Dinner Anyone?
(No one ate so I have the entire pot)


  1. This is one of our favorite meals. Looks delicious!

    Just found your blog this morning!
    Pat@Back Porch Musings

  2. Mine, too. And tonights dinner is this because we were not home to eat any of it. If you were in the neighborhood I'd offer you a plate! Thanks for leaving the comment and visiting. I hope you return again and find things that inspire you.

  3. i woud love to have that dinner with you! Have a lovely week xo Colette

    1. And I would love to meet you and share this dish with you. Thanks for dropping by Colette.

  4. Hello and thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm your latest follower as well. What is your name by the way? I can't find it anywhere!
    This recipe looks mouthwatering, though I haven't eaten meat in 3 years, I do get tempted from time to time! Looks like you're quite the master at this dish though, lol.
    You mentioned on my post that you also own a Canon Rebel; my advice for you is to order Canon Rebel T3i for Dummies. I ordered mine on amazon, just learn a little bit at a time (I'm doing the same) since there's so much to learn and it gets overwhelming....get out your lens and just have fun; you can always delete the pics if you don't like them!
    Looking forward to future inspiring posts,
    Jenah xo

    1. I'm sorry Jenah, my name is Rita. When I was looking at your blog I said "I think we love the same things" (tufted furniture, blue and white just to mention a few). And yes, I have been making this dish for a long time and you know what's really good... We could leave off the meat and just spoon the thick gravy over some mash potatoes or use the whole potatoes in the recipe and spoon all that goodness over some home made cornbread or biscuits!
      Also, thanks for the tips on the camera. I know that I get intimidated and just freeze but I'll check these things out and see if my photography can improve. I'm glad I keep looking and found you.


  5. Thank you soooo much for visiting me the other day...I love your blog! Now this dish looks amazing. I think that I can smell it all the way up here in Canada..yum!Off to peek around your blog and see what I have been missing...enjoy your day!

  6. Koralee,
    I love your header and that bluebird makes my heart's so me. Your blog is beautiful and I plan on visiting often. I'm like how did she do that!? It's simple, to the point and the photography is beautiful. I hope we can visit each other often and thanks for the lovely comment!


  7. My husband would LOVE this!! It sounds delicious. And your dishes are so pretty!


    :) T

  8. Thank you Tracey. It's really very simple to make and oh so delicious.



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