I always buy meat on sale (unless I’m buying it in bulk from Costco). I find that Sobeys often has great sales and I quite like the quality of their meat. Co-op (Calgary only) also has good deals (which is where I got this standing rib oven roast for $13.21/kg). I love my upright freezer – buy cheap and freeze for later!
I found this recipe for braised onions & peas with bacon in the Sobeys magazine (and thankfully it’s also online so I don’t have to type it out for you). For 2 people we sure as heck didn’t need 8 servings of onions & peas, so I cut it back accordingly. Note: again, with the bacon, eh? LOL… 2nd Note: Jason had a 2nd helping of the peas! (a 2nd helping of any veggie is unheard of… he loved it!)
I seared the roast in the oven in a cast iron frying pan at 475F for 15 mins on the Convection Roast setting, then turned it down to 350F for ~1.75 hrs. I use a thermometer in the oven to set the temperature, and I’m still learning about this new oven, so the roast turned out more medium than medium rare, but it was still juicy!
I make my mashed potatoes with milk (or cream if I have it), butter, and Boursin cheese (garlic & fine herb flavour). That shit is heaven… mmmm…. I could eat the whole friggin’ package if I knew it wasn’t adding to my girth! I also add Johnny’s garlic seasoning to my mashed potatoes. Quite a bit. It adds lots of garlic flavour and it has parmesan cheese in it!
That’s about it. I’m currently trying to use up some stuff in the cupboard, so I used an Epicure Selections gravy mix for the gravy, using the scrapings in the frying pan from the roast to add flavour. I also made some boring broccoli, trying to use up some of the veggies in my fridge. Nothing fancy there!