Cook 18 lbs. of arm roast. Make into shredded BBQ Beef the next day for a large family celebration.
Don'tcha just hate it when people say "easy peasy"?
And then follow it up with a non-word like "don'tcha"?
Anyhoo, 18 lbs of arm roast with four onions chopped and 6 garlic cloves crushed. Sprinkled liberally with salt and pepper.
We don't want a Friday night before a big celebration to be without drama.
pour a couple,
or four cups of water in the bottom of the roasting pan so the roast doesn't stick.
Cover the roast with with foil.
Or what feels like 500 hours on a 90 degree night in an old farmhouse with a window air conditioner.
pretend like you're Paula Deen from the Food Network and begin your
Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic.
You are making these potatoes as a side dish to eat tonight with a slice of that juicy-meaty-red meat-meat tasting-piece of red meat once it's done cooking.
Can you tell we really enjoy our red meat cheat nights?
1 1/2 pounds small new red potatoes (about 15), scrubbed and dried
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 to 6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Pare a narrow strip of peel from the middle of each potato.
get a little creative.
After all, it's like 8:30pm on Friday night and you have several hours until the arm roast is cooked and cooled down.
And try your best at carving a peace sign too.
And then get super creative by peeling out a smiley face.
And then realize the potato looks creepy, not smiley.
In a large bowl, mix the oil, garlic, and rosemary; add the potatoes and toss well.
And this is where things got interesting...
Oh, for Pete's sake!!!!
The smoke detectors are going off!
All the water I put in the arm roast pan, combined with the arm roast juices, have somehow boiled over the top of the roast pan onto the hot oven floor and smoke is BILLOWING out of my WW II era oven and penetrating the whole house.
Three of my four smoke detectors on the main level start going off (what? I'm neurotic)...BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP!
My eyes are burning. There is a haze all around...
By the way, did you know it's hard to photograph haze and smoke in a house?
It just looks like you went crazy taking pictures of the inside of your house.
A house with no haze. Or smoke.
SHUT UP SMOKE DETECTOR!!!
And why, for the love of all that is Holy, are there so many cobwebs on the guest bedroom ceiling??!!
Note to self, check into that sometime before the kids come home for Christmas.
BEEP, BEEP! Seriously,
you're the most annoying Entryway Smoke Detector ever.
YOU SUCK dining room smoke detector!!!
Now I have to get up on a chair and risk my life,
getting you to SHUT UP!!!
AAAND now the dog is going craaaazzzy!
My sweet blind beagle doggie Mindy Peaches gets scared of smoke detector noises and finds her way outside IMMEDIATELY.
Tonight it's easy for Mindy to find her way outside because
ALL THE WINDOWS AND DOORS ARE WIDE OPEN
airing out a meat smoke that does.not.show.up.in.pictures!
the smoke and meat crisis is over.
Other than the fact that the whole house smells like a big porterhouse.
And I smell like the cow it came from.
Don'tcha wish you were married to me?
Anyhoo, transfer the potatoes to a shallow baking pan and roast until potatoes are tender when tested with the tip of a knife.
Serve potatoes hot,
500 hours later,
after the arm roast is cooked through.
Plate up your meal and eat like you haven't had red meat since
Save some of the roast for the family celebration the next day.
Next morning, slow cook the arm roast in barbecue sauce for several hours in the crock pot. Lift lid occasionally and taste. Take to your large family function and feed many many people. Share nothing of the previous night's smoke alarm adventures.
the Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic were exceptionally tasty for how few of ingredients were involved and the ease of the recipe.