The Perfect Pot Roast ~ Pioneer Woman style!

My personal challenge!

I am afraid of cooking RED meat!


When I was little I hated  most meat  dishes…

I always traded my meat for my sisters veggies ~

except lima beans of course!

But my mom used to make a melt in your mouth Roast ~ yum!

The one meat dish I remember enjoying as a child!

My mom passed away before I took an interest in cooking her perfect roast.

Though it is not the most important…

it is one of many things I wish I could go back in time and ask her about.

Seize the Day folks!  =)

anywho… the Roast…

Today I opened Ree’s cookbook and I followed her Perfect Pot Roast recipe!


I might have added a little red wine to her recipe!  =)

The house smelled heavenly All. Day. Long.

And this baby… melted in my mouth!

It IS in fact…

The .  Perfect .  Pot Roast.

My ENTIRE family LOVED it…

Loved it!

I have picky eaters in my house!  =)

Bless You Ree!!!

and because I was still feeling like Super Woman

I whipped up this too…

I am sorry..

I am having fun with this ONE week of sinful cooking!  =)

next week it is back to spinach smoothies!  promise!

This Berry cobbler was SO quick and easy …

After putting together a fairly quick roast dish…

and a fairly quick berry cobbler…

and well…

watching the wind bend our trees nearly in half…

and watching branches fall off these big trees… yikes!

I am just saying…

they are Really close to my house…

and with strong winds like today…

SCARY!   (ok… and exciting!!)

We filled our bellies with tasty melt in your mouth pot roast …

and Berry Cobbler with Tillamook Vanilla Bean ice cream…

2 Amazing Recipes from Ree Drummonds ~ The Pioneer Woman Cooks!

Need I say more?!

One. Happy. Family.

If you don’t Win This Cookbook from me on Thursday ~

it is WELL worth the investment!!

Can I say it again ~

Bless You Ree!

This chick is having fun cooking this week ~

before kids ~ I cooked  a whole lot more than I do now!

Perhaps after the giveaway ~

I will start pulling out my old recipes and really start cookin again!

This chick lost her loving feeling…

for cooking that is…

with the  kids, medical stuff, home schooling, picky eaters!!


Blogging is inspiring me to find those things…

Those things that I love doing!  =)

Blog Blessings!   Amen.

18 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Cindy yazmış:

    Wow…it all looks so delicious!
    I have the book on order from the library just in case I don’t win! 🙂
    Can’t wait to pass it on to the hubby…he’s the cook in our house!
    Lucky me I know!!!
    Enjoy the day!

  • 2 dysfunctional mom yazmış:

    That sounds and looks SO good!

  • 3 Nancy yazmış:

    That looks delish… Since i am a dessert junkie, that berry cobbler.. oh my. yumm.

  • 4 Pennie at Mom Thoughts yazmış:

    Oooo – looks yummy! That picture of your family is so cute! Your hubby is such a trooper, posing for your blog pics…mine is not so quick to do so. 😉
    I really hope I win that cook book!!!!

    Crossing my fingers here in Wisconsin…

  • 5 Aundrea yazmış:

    yummy, Yummy, YUMMY!!!! This just might inspire me to get in the kitchen!! maybe. I am so glad you are having such a great time!

  • 6 Steph yazmış:

    YUM!! I Want that cookbook!!!! post card in mail sooooon!!!

  • 7 Lori yazmış:

    That roast looks delicious! I need to get some new ideas for my meals – I’ll definitely be checking out that cookbook if I don’t win! 🙂

  • 8 Darcie yazmış:

    Love the picture of your family! All thumbs up…how great is that! I totally understand what you mean about “seizing the day”…we need to always be reminded to not let one single day pass us by.

  • 9 Jen Gacek yazmış:

    yum! that looks amazing. roast is my nemisis! i can’t cook a nice, juicy roast if my life depended on it. i guess i’ll just have to win the book (or go out any buy it!). or i could just come over to your house for dinner!

  • 10 momstheword yazmış:

    Wow, that cobbler looks amazing! I have seen her book but haven’t bought it yet. Now you’re making me crave a roast, lol!

  • 11 Heather yazmış:

    i am soooo freaked out by cooking red meat. don’t know what makes it so different, but i just can’t seem to get past it. maybe i need that cookbook to help me through it. 🙂

  • 12 Debby Pucci yazmış:

    I LOVE blackberries, I must try this one. The pot roast looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  • 13 Yvonne@ StoneGable yazmış:

    Hi Jenn, Thanks for posting these 2 great dishes! I love pot roast, but have no formal recipe. I just throw it together. I may have to get her cookbook. You sound like you really like what you have made. And according to your adorable family, its thumbs up worthy!

  • 14 Jules yazmış:

    I used to cook a lot more when my kids were younger. Now that it is just the hubs and me at home, I don’t cook. Hubs cooks now. I always tell him that I cooked for the first 25 years of our marriage, now it’s his turn.

  • 15 Lindsay yazmış:

    Your pot roast looks so delicious. I am enjoying hearing about all the great dishes you are sharing from the cook book.
    I love seeing your trees. Looks so beautiful where you live.

  • 16 No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane yazmış:

    I love the pictures of the family! Awesome!
    I have the cookbook but haven’t tried either of these. I will now!! 😉
    Thanks my friend!

  • 17 blueviolet yazmış:

    You are killing me with all the delicious foods you’re eating. I have got to get that cookbook!

  • 18 flower patch farmgirl yazmış:

    Pot roast AND blackberry cobbler? Help a sister out! We had left-over sloppy joes at our house tonight! 😉

    ps – 1 cavity in a baby tooth and 1 root canal due to gum recession (which every dentist since then has told me was insane, but what can you do?) Can we still be friends??