11:40 a.m. Oh, I wish you could smell my house right now. I just finished prepping tonight’s supper for the crock pot and the aroma is DIVINE. We’re going to try this Smokey Roast recipe from Everyday Paleo* and probably these Barbecue Potatoes. (The potatoes have no barbecue seasoning, it’s just referring to an option for the cooking method.)
*I’ll freely admit that I don’t get the Paleo thing. My rudimentary understanding is you eat only foods or use methods of food prep that were available in Paleolithic times … and I’m even fuzzy on that. So when I see paleo brownies and paleo nutrition bars, I get a little skeptical. It does make it easier to search for food that doesn’t include “package of …” ingredients, though.
I guess you could say I’m “inspired by” this recipe instead of actually following it? I’m using the Penzey’s Spices Arizona Dreaming blend instead of making the suggested spice rub and it’s HEAVENLY. Ingredients: ancho chili pepper, black pepper, onion, garlic, paprika, spices, cumin, citric acid, Mexican oregano, cilantro, lemon peel, chipotle pepper, red pepper, jalapeño, cocoa, natural smoke flavoring. This is also known as some of my favorite spices and herbs all rolled up into one.
I’m not usually a big believer in the browning/searing before putting in the crock pot, but it does seem to make a difference with beef. Today it made a HUGE impact in the spices. I heated the dollops of coconut oil, seared the meat on each side, and heady scents exploded throughout the house.
We still have four more hours of this thing cooking …