6/26/14

Sydney's recipe for roast beef

I kind of like this posting without pictures thing.  I feel like I've been very honest about stuff, and those are the posts I enjoy the most; the ones about family and about growth and harmony and feelings and oooey-goooey (heartfelt) stuff like that.  Too often, I get bogged down in what I'm quilting and forget the I need the blog to express other stuff, too.

This morning, I had my Individual Development meeting with my boss.  It's an annual, mid-year look at what I'm doing and what I'd like to do next and how I get there.  I didn't take the normal approach.  I have a new boss and I really like her, so I decided to put a whole bunch of honesty out there and see what she did with it.  And, she said the right stuff.  I think she can help me keep my career going.  I'm looking forward to finding out.

Anyway, Sydney made her first Roast Beef last night.  I actually came up with the recipe, but it was just an idea and she took it and worked it out.  If you've followed for a while, you know that we have a goal to not use the big oven during the summer.  It heats up the house and then the air conditioning has to compensate and we try to keep all our baking and roasting in small quantities that can be baked in the countertop convection oven, which releases much less heat into the house.  We could have put it in the convection oven, but I thought, hey, why?  She was skeptical about cooking something new anyway, so why not take a risk and see what happened. 

Her roast was 2 1/2 lbs
Potatoes and carrots , cut into bite sized chunks
Onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Worcestershire sauce, a couple tablespoons. 

She laid out aluminum foil and laid parchment on top of that (I don't like to cook directly on aluminum) and then laid her vegetables on that and salted and peppered them.  Then, she salted and peppered the roast and laid it on top.  She sealed all this up in the foil so it wouldn't leak.  Cut a small steam vent in the top.

She pre-heated the grill and then put the roast on with a low flame and let it cook for 2 hours. 

DELICIOUS!

Juicy.  Tender. 

Everybody have a great Thursday.  Thanks for all the kind words on yesterday's post.I really want to brag about her when she's doing good things.  Those are the days it's easy to be a parent. 

Lane

4 comments:

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Lane, Congratulations to Sydney for making her first roast beef dinner.
Roast beef, Yorkshire Pudding and Roast Potatoes are a traditional Sunday lunch here in England.... but reserved for cold weather, not warm weather like yours.
Best Wishes
Daphne

lw said...

Mmmm! Sydney's dinner sounds great!

I think you're through the worst of the parenting trauma if she's cooking dinner and doing chores and earning extra money and scolding you about "Lupe." Those are all good things. You know, mostly kids turn out to be a lot like their parents; I think she's going to be a wonderful adult.

Becky said...

Sounds so yummy! Roast beef was one of my very favorites before I became a vegetarian!

Anonymous said...

tell Sydney that in 50 years of cooking, I have yet to turn out a really good roast beef. I am so envious of her talent. I can make a pumpkin pie to die for!!