Sunday, January 22, 2006


About the time Milady came in this morning, I mentioned that I might go to the range while she was asleep. She said okay, but cautioned me that it was raining outside.

I checked Accuweather and rain was predicted all day. Dammit!

She promptly crashed, and I went looking for ways to fill the day. I needed to make a trip to the hardware store and the grocer, so I did that. I now have the materials to prepare the Cajun Microwave for next weekend. While at the grocer, I saw a nice sirloin tip roast, so I picked it up. It is in the oven as we speak, transforming into German Pot Roast. The recipe is simple.

In a large Dutch oven, heat a little oil and sear all sides of the roast. Remove beef and sautee a tablespoon of minced garlic. Add flour and make a small dark roux. Add water to make a basic gravy. Peel one medium onion and put it whole into the pot. Return beef to the gravy (mine gravy is about halfway up the side of the roast) and cover the Dutch oven. Bake in a 350 oven for four hours, or until the beef starts to fall apart.

While the roast was in the oven, I started some laundry then decided to piddle around my loading bench. I had promised my son some cartridges for his rifle. About two years ago we worked up a load for his rifle, and I'm the only one with the recipe that shoots best in his gun. A couple of weeks ago he brought me the brass and I had prepped it last week, so I sat down and measured powder and seated the bullets. He's got enough ammo now to last six months or so.

So, the laundry is done, the errands are run, the chores are done and supper is in the oven. Not a bad days work at all, considering the rain. I may have to pour a brandy and see if a football game is on TV.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I've been reading your blog for a while but never commented before.

This isn't so much a comment on your post, but it's a gun thing. Santa brought me a Winchester lever action carbine for Christmas (94AE) in 357 mag. I thinking about putting a peep sight on it and making it a truk gun. I have a pistol of the same caliber that I keep there now.

Any thoughts?