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Hey y’all…I hope you had a chance to read yesterday’s post for our Fall Tablescape Wine Dinner.Today I want to share with you one of the recipes from our special evening.
When we invite guests for a dinner party, the first thing I do is create a menu. I want the evening to be special, but not formal. It’s important to me that our guests feel comfortable, happy and entertained.
To create a carefree atmosphere…and to reduce stress for me…I prefer to create a menu of dishes that can mainly be made ahead. This way I’m not stuck in the kitchen cooking while everyone else is having fun with special bevs and appetizers. I mean – I want to have fun too 🙂
For this occasion I wanted the meal a little extra special so I made my favorite pot roast which is my mother’s recipe. It is delicious, hearty and easy to make in my slow cooker!
The secret to this roast is the searing of the meat. I actually prefer cooking this in the slow cooker as opposed to the oven method.
I like to serve it in this oversized bowl for easy passing at the dining table. The roast is juicy and fork tender.Make sure to serve it with crusty bread to sop up the scrumptious gravy All of our guests thought it was delicious!
There were six of us, but this recipe could easily serve eight people.
Being that this main dish also has potatoes, carrots and mushrooms there really isn’t a need for a lot of extra food. I roasted some artichokes and toasted some French bread. And of course we had wine – lots of wine 🙂
As I mentioned yesterday, this is my favorite time of the year to entertain. I feel it’s important to slow down, laugh, have fun and create memories with those that we love most. There’s just some about sharing a great meal with people that mean the most to us. Try it…you’ll like it!
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