Steve wanted Yankee pot roast after seeing it mentioned in an old sitcom - Newhart the one about the New England bed and breakfast. Nice change from the same old stuff on t.v. lately.
So off to the grocery store to buy a shoulder roast, carrots, onions , garlic and forgot the celery, so it was left out.
I looked through Yankee pot roast recipes on web and in cook books I have. Each one has a different slant on what makes Yankee pot roast. Several recipes call for red wine, but traditional Yankee pot roast doesn't call for it, from articles I read anyway. Yankee pot roast calls for veggies added halfway through cooking time and other types of pot roast recipes add at the beginning.
After reading over about 5 recipes I made my own Yankee pot roast.
I dredged beef in flour - eye of round, I use any type really. Browned bacon, removed bacon to paper towel to drain. To drippings in pan I added a little olive oil (I took out some of the bacon drippings - didn't want that much of it to brown the meat)
I added some butter and olive oil to pan to saute onions til translucent - added garlic - little brown sugar - about 1 T. rosemary and 1t. thyme with a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce. Salt and Pepper
Added also is a pound of carrots, package of mushrooms ( my idea as I love them is stews).
Onions ( I cut in large pieces 2 medium). The bacon bits goes in at this point also.
Placed back in oven for another hour. I checked after an hour and the veggies still needed to cook another 15 minutes. (I turned the heat up about 10 degrees higher at this point) just to move them along.
while that cooks - a picture of the roses Steve got me for Valentines day
and a pot of Tulips that my grand daughter Adalyn picked out for me - with mom and dads help, very thoughtful of them
all done and tastes wonderful - even without the celery.
I wish the pictures were less blurry. the steam coming from the food made them like that.