Comfort Food

Friday night I decided to make some comfort food and had Aiden help me. We made my perfect pot roast, whipped cauliflower and marinated mushrooms. I made the pot roast as I have posted before, maybe with a slight variation, but here goes. (Pictures below)

Perfect Pot Roast – Sear the large roast in a blazing hot cast iron pan, with a little olive oil, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Also 6 cloves of garlic. Just get each side of the roast seared. Then place in warmed up crock pot, add the garlic cloves as well along with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add a 20oz bottle of Coke (or Coke Zero, as I did) and 20 oz of water. Add a packet of Lipton onion soup and 1/2 a chopped onion. Cook on high for 4-6 hours until meat easily falls apart with a fork.

Whipped Cauliflower – boil until tender in water with a little salt and olive oil. Drain all water, mash add garlic with parsley salt and 1/3 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese. (Pictures below)

Marinated Mushrooms – rinse mushrooms well. (I use water and white vinegar to clean them) then get a frying pan hot with 2 tbsp of butter, add the mushrooms, then add about 1/3 cup of Balsamic vinegar and 1/2 cup of Au Jus from the roast. Cook on med-high heat until all the liquid reduces. (Pictures below)

Aiden was able to easily help with washing, mashing, stirring and tasting. Yum! He ate three plates, even the mushrooms!

Searing #1

 Searing #2

 Right in the crock pot

 Mushrooms early on

 Boiling Cauliflower

 Roast is done

 Mushrooms are done

Ready to serve! So good!

2 comments for “Comfort Food

  1. October 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    That looks soooo good and I love the little addendum about Aiden.

  2. October 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Yummmm…sounds like Aiden is multi-talented also. xoxo

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