Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Slow Cooking is all the rage!

Everyone needs a Dutch Oven (not the dutch oven where you pull the blankets over your partner, dirty birdies)! Trade in your microwave, and get ready to salivate before dinner.

Instead of coming home from work and zapping, nuking, or basically destroying some already nasty frozen food try this.  Pick up the best quality meat you can find, (ideally grass fed chuck roast or rump roast, from your local farmers market).  In the morning before you go to work, preheat the oven to 200 degrees.  Add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil or butter to your Dutch Oven, 1-2 cups cooking wine or 50/50 vinegar water mix, and some dried herbs (garlic cloves too for the garlic lovers). Drop in the meat, cover, and put it in the oven.

When you come home from work 9 hours later, a delicious meal is waiting for you!  You could add onions and carrots, perhaps a sweet potato (no white potatoes! all starch, little vitamins) some peppers etc.. then let it stew for another hour.

I guarantee it will be the most juicy and tender meat you've ever cooked. The best part, it's real food!
                   I love seeing this when I come home from work!

Want to order a Dutch Oven?  Target has some great prices.  Williams Sonoma has the high quality, mines better than yours, dutch ovens.  Mine is a Mario Batali, at $109 it's a pretty good deal

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