Sunday, August 31, 2008


Second crop of Basil.


Drying Rosemary for the winter. I have never tried this but it was mentioned on a blog that shared cooking tips, and she used the woody sticks of the Rosemary as skewer for chicken. I have cut off the Rosemary to finish drying and left the woody sticks to grill out this week. I will let you know how good it works.
With the second crop of Basil, I can now make another batch of Pesto. I made some from the first crop and we have already scarfed it down and I also dried some for future meals.
In the local paper a recipe for Rosemary cookies was printed and if it turns out a keeper I will post it later on.
Pot Roast
1 chuck roast (4-5 lbs)
3 Med. size onions
2 cups pre peeled baby carrots
8 Med size potatoes
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp Rosemary ( I use a little more but I love this herb)
Brown roast, add sliced onions, carrots and quarter potatoes. Mix the next five ingredients together and pour over the roast. Sprinkle with the Rosemary. Cover and cook 325 degree oven for three hours. For crisp carrots and potatoes add to the roast the last hour. This can also be done in a crock pot. I have done it both ways and it usually depends of what kind of time I have to manage.
The kitty justice is it is a complete meal and all y'all have to do is fix some bread. My choice is cornbread.



4 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh your post sounds good when I read it and looks good when I look at it. Thanks for visiting one of my blogs and commenting there about the meal in 1943. I don't know if you ever get to see my flowers or not but one of them is here:

My flower is posted at > Thunder Maker

Mary said...

Lady Di,

The recipe sounds delicious and I hearing the results of your drying.

A beautiful weekend here. I hope you had some of the same.

Blessings,
Mary

Merle said...

Dear Dianne ~~ Good post showing your healthy Basil plant and the rosemary,
Glad you liked the Letter to God and
I hope your sister likes it too.
I am glad you got some rain too, and that Fay hasn't done too much damage.
I hope the floods won't be too severe. I hope you are having a good week. Take care, Love, Merle.

Lady Di Tn said...

Abe
Thanks. I still am addictive to your blogs and I do visit the others but not always comment. The side view of the morning glory is to die for and my first thought was "Wow". Peace

Mary
I am so glad you had a great weekend. If you like roast you should try it sometime. I will be putting the rosemary in jar to use this winter. Peace

Merle
Thanks. Fay gave us rain and not really enough. Oh Gustavo went west. Maybe Tx and La need the rain too. Peace