Good day, Dear Readers! This morning I rolled over and grabbed my phone, as usual. Definably NOT as usual, the temperature read, "6," Dear Readers! As if that is not hideous enough, because it is, I paged down and much to my chagrin, I read the "feels like" temperature which adorably read, "-9."
Okay. There are degrees of negativity I can smile about but NOT in reference to temperature! My California Girl spirit screams 'WRONG-o!' What to do? What to do? Make anything that requires slow roasting of course!
Yesterday I offered a few tips to making a sumptuous roast more irresistible and I employed those tips on our family's dinner for tonight. Our roast is sitting on the counter and the oven is preheating. I did the work, now we will reap the reward. Along with the (pork) roast, I will serve classic accompaniments such as; coleslaw, homemade rolls and baked beans. Yes, canned baked beans, GASP! Okay. Yes, from a can BUT from a can I doctor up. How do I "doctor up" canned baked beans you ask? Easy. Pour the beans into a pot and add some ketchup, brown sugar, a bit of dijon mustard, a dash of good salt and patience. Allow the beans to simmer, slowly (over low heat) about an hour. Start the beans after you remove the roast because the roast needs time to rest.) Start the coleslaw at least an hour before you are ready to serve dinner so the flavors can become familiar and the cabbage soften a bit.