A friend of mine recently had heart surgery for the second time. She is required to hold her arm still and in a sling until things heal up. That is going to take a few weeks! Cooking is hard enough with two hands, let alone just one! I thought a good meal, already cooked was just what she and her husband need.
As a momma like many of you, I am short on time all the time. I wanted to make a good meal but make it fast. Her husband seems like a meat and potatoes guy like Grizzly, so I knew those had to be involved.
I decided on a Chicago seasoned roast, little ranch potatoes, and garlic & rosemary carrots.
These recipes I made up as I went so keep that in mind lol! I did write ingredients down as I cooked so I would not forget anything.
If you do not own an Instant Pot you need too, they are wonderful! ( I own an 8 quart, linked here) I was nervous to use mine at first because I had heard all kinds of horror stories about the lid popping off or people getting burned from the steam. I am pretty sure those happened because the owners did not read the directions or the manual. Y'all, read the instructions and you will be fine!
The roast took 55-60 minutes to cook. Most take all day in a crockpot but not with the instant pot. It was super easy and fast!
The roast is called Chicago seasoned because of the seasoning I rub on it. I buy it at Walmart and use it on chicken as well.
The seasoning is pictured below
Baked carrots for the win
I feel like you cannot serve a southern meal without carrots, right? These carrots take no time and taste amazing. When I bake them for my family I leave out the rosemary. My girls are not a fan of it, so I use garlic and salt only. The Parmesan cheese at the end really give it the best flavor. Cheese on anything is good!
Little Ranch Potatoes
These little potatoes are a big hit with my girls and Grizzly. They are small and perfectly portioned for a fork. The ranch flavor gives them such a good zest. They bake best in a 9X13 dish covered with foil.
Food was meant to nourish the body, not tear it down! Feed it right! Cooking at home usually means a healthier meal. Try these fast recipes and let me know what you think!
Brandi Z. Moody
I am Brandi Moody and welcome! I am so glad you are here. In this little space I will be sharing Bible studies, cleaning eating and my love for running.
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