Well, today was my last day with Grace, so I decided to whip up a little something special for breakfast. Now, the ingredients are all “legal” although, the dish itself really isn’t. But oh well. I wanted to make Grace a grain-free Dutch Baby, and that’s what I did! This is one of my most favorite, protein packed, quick and easy breakfasts. If you have your ingredients blended up and sitting in your fridge the night before, then it’s simply a matter of pouring it into the pan and waiting the 18 minutes for it to bake. And, the kids absolutely love it, so that’s a plus. In fact, I have served it to quite a few people and they’ve all loved it! It’s so good with butter slathered on top (ghee in my case for today), a pile of fresh berries, and syrup (or, applesauce if you’re Whole30 style!). Yummmm.
You know you’re actually truly hungry when you eat this for a snack: summer sausage (organic, grass fed, and nitrate-free) slices with (cold) sliced beets. I was trying hard to be “good” and not reach for a handful of nuts or fruit….so I opened the fridge and had this on a plate 60 seconds later. And really, it was pretty good! A little drizzle of balsamic plus a sprinkle of salt on the beets and they were good to go.
Pioneer Woman’s Pot Roast. Pot Roast has always been one of my all time favorite meals. In fact, I can remember many years growing up when that was what I requested for my birthday dinner. Is that a weird birthday dinner for a 12 year old girl to ask for?! But I love it. And I fell even more in love when I found PW’s version. Holy delicious. The simplest preparation, too. Simply brown your meat, onions, and carrots in your dutch oven. Then deglaze the pan with some broth. Throw the meat and veggies back in, and add the super stellar ingredients that take it over the top: several sprigs of fresh rosemary and thyme. Make sure they’re pushed down into the juices. Then bake it low and slow (275 for 4+ hours). It’s so flavorful it’s almost sweet. Those juices are the best thing you’ve ever tasted. Of course, there’s nothing better than some roasted potatoes to soak up the juices….but of course today those had to be omitted. I did add some steamed broccoli on the side, and it was pretty tasty after rolling around in the juice on my plate! (Broccoli not pictured).