Trailer Trash Pot Roast

Friday, November 12, 2010


The tide has definitely started to turn, weather-wise, for us down here in the Sunshine State.  The temperatures this past week have actually dipped down into the 50’s a few times.  From April through October, I long for this respite from our oppressive heat and grueling humidity, however short-lived it may be.  I revel in the cool, crisp air and bright, clear skies!   This nippy weather also makes turning on the oven for long periods of time a lot more inviting.  It begs for some comfort food to be made.  I’m only too happy to oblige.

The first and only time that I ever saw this pot roast recipe presented was about twenty years ago on a local TV morning show in Mr. SGCC’s hometown in western Pennsylvania.  It was also the only time I was ever in western Pennsylvania.  Not that there is anything wrong with western Pennsylvania (there isn’t).   Just sayin’.

Anyway, I was sitting with my coffee in Mr. SGCC’s Aunt Annie’s cheery, little farmhouse kitchen and a cooking segment came on.  (Aunt Annie was such a gem!  So much so that she really deserves a whole post of her own.  Remind me to do this soon.)  I watched in horror as some local yokel dumped a packet of onion soup mix, a can of Coke and a bottle (yes, a whole bottle) of chili sauce on top of a big slab of beef and stuck it in the oven. He didn’t even mix the ingredients together first!  I was aghast, yet I couldn’t look away – like when you drive by an accident on the interstate.  You know you shouldn’t gawk, but you can’t help yourself.  read more >>

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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