Today was the last day of Christmas vacation-- I'm headed back to work tomorrow after a bit of time off for the holidays and this is what I work up to:
This was actually what my friend Shawn posted this morning on Facebook-- I don't have a smart phone since I'm a bit of a Luddite, but you get the idea. It was pretty much too cold to do much more than drink tea and stoke the wood stove.
I decided to pull out my slow cooker since the owls on it make me happy. And I had a moose pot roast to cook; today seemed like the perfect day for it.
Whenever I prepare a roast, it reminds me of my old roommate Brian from the first year I lived in Fairbanks in the Jesuit Volunteer house. He's from the the South and had some amazing culinary tricks up his sleeve-- especially his red beans and rice. Since one of the vows we took was to live under the poverty line, this guy who had been use to eating meat at three meals a day spent an entire year eating ramen noodles for lunch, but he was even able to dress those up a bit. Anyways, he taught me the neat trick of embedding garlic cloves into a roast before cooking it. I do it every time I cook a roast...