Mr. Zebra Napkin HolderA: this is what i call typical housewife goods. seriously, what’s more mid-western than pot roast?
T: Yeah, there must be millions of housewives (and househusbands) cooking pot roast tonight.
A: i really don’t doubt that. i mean, even our dear friend katie could be cooking pot roast.
T: That is possible, certainly. Although I’d say the chances of her making pot roast on this particular night are pretty slim.
A: hehehe hmmm.. how about a hot dog? how strong of a chance do you think that has?
T: There is a 20% chance that she is eating a hot dog. Give or take a couple of percentage points.
A: MUCH more likely than her making pot roast i guess. katie, if you’re reading this, post a comment telling us what YOU were eating tonight! (not that she really ever reads this.)
T: Yes. that would be nice to hear what she was eating tonight. Back to our meal… I don’t know that I’d ever had parsnips before tonight. what about you?
A: you know, i really don’t know. i saw them at the produce market this morning and just had to snatch them up.
T: I only really saw them once they were cooked, and then they looked a lot like potatoes to me. What did they look like raw?
A: They look just like white carrots! they have a whole lot more flavor than carrots do, though.
T: Yes they certainly were bursting with their own unique flavor. Quite interesting. How would you describe the flavor? (i’m not good at doing that)
A: hehehhe i was just trying to figure out how to describe them…i guess i would say they have a flavor….um…similar.. to a… turnip. I guess. I little bit of bite.
T: Yeah there is a little bit of a bite, but it is pretty mild compared to a turnip I’d say. Would you agree with that?
A: yup, sounds about right. I guess if we were good food bloggers we would look it up.
T:oh well. Our reader(s) will come to the rescue.
Coffee-Braised Pot Roast
Tonight we’re eating pot roast that has been slowly braised in strong coffee, a little bit of sherry, and beef stock. Parsnips, carrots, potatoes, and onions were braised with the pot roast.