i made my first pot roast! granted it was in the crock pot and probably the easiest thing i have ever cooked... but it was damn tasty.
onion garlic juice. mmmm. not.
nicely seared in the pre-cook
gravy. which was fast, simple, and surprisingly non-lumpy. but oh so oniony. and while i enjoy onion flavor..the texture of onions has made me full out gag on more than several occasions. even after 4 hours on high they were still ...oniony-textured. and the gravy was rife with them. but it was tasty with roasted zucchini and broccoli and my failed attempt at mashed parsnips. i have no idea how you roast parsnips without the sugar in them caramelizing and burning to a crisp. then when you blend them if there is any hint of burned, the resulting mash is a burnt sienna/seal grey. unappetizing to say the least.