Red Wine Braised Roast Beef

Red Wine Braised Roast Beef

Red Wine Braised Roast Beef

We’ve had a very busy summer and cooking at home has been sadly lacking.  I could tell you the menu at almost every restaurant in town but not the contents of my freezer!  In fact I was digging through that freezer a few days ago to find things to thaw and eat.  I was determined to reduce the meat clutter in there so I could buy boxes of Outshine Fruit Bars, which were on sale.  Truth!
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Braised Roast Beef with Rosemary and Red Wine

Wine Braised Roast Beef with Rosemary

Wine Braised Roast Beef with Rosemary

I’ve worked with roasts often, whether in the crockpot or the oven.  But usually they are pork roasts, not beef.  I’m not a huge beef roast fan, never have been.  I’m also not big on beef steaks, which annoys my P.S. (Passionate about Steaks/ hubby).  He was surprised when I told him I wanted to try a new recipe with a beef roast.  He cheerfully brought one home on his next grocery shopping trip. Continue reading

A Woodsy Risotto {Mushrooms and Blueberries}

Mushroom Blueberry Risotto

Mushroom Blueberry Risotto

I know, even my P.S. (Partner in Sustenance/ hubby) rolled his eyes when I told him about my new recipe find.  But really, mushrooms and blueberries are both found in the woods.  The blog where I found the recipe said it is common in northern Italy to pair the two in food dishes.  The risotto is a popular dish and usually made with beef broth.  If Italians love it, why shouldn’t we?  I have an open mind! Continue reading