I managed to ruin Christmas Dinner.
Dh wanted to me make Roast Beef, French Onion soup, Garlic smashed potatoes, Green Beans Almondine for dinner and Chocolate Peppermint Mousse for dessert. The meat he bought was Beef Round Bottom Round Roast according to the label. I had no idea how to cook it.
I guessed at it and got it wrong. I put the meat with salt & pepper in the electric roaster on 350. I check it. It looks done, but it's hard and looks just like leather. I followed the directions for the potatoes even though the recipe looked like it need more water, I just did what it told me to. The potatoes are in the crockpot. They never cooked at all. Completely raw.
I decided to skip the soup and the dessert. Why ruin more food. I haven't started the green beans and have no idea what to do there.
This really sucks. I hate that dh has to have these fancy meals on holidays and I never can get it right. Why can't we have something I know how to cook?
Answer by Gen at 3:37 PM on Dec. 25, 2010
Answer by adriennfaklya at 3:40 PM on Dec. 25, 2010
I'm Sorry! i'm trying to think what you can do to make your Roast more tender but, in the mean time just take the potatoes out of the crock pot & Boil them until they are tender- The only thing i can think of with the Roast is Cut it in Slices & pour some type of Marinade over it & bake for about 20 minutes- You should be able to save your Christmas Dinner! Wishing you lots of luck:)
Answer by daisyb at 3:42 PM on Dec. 25, 2010
Answer by Gen at 3:42 PM on Dec. 25, 2010
Answer by isabellem at 3:46 PM on Dec. 25, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Dec. 25, 2010
Next year, you plan the Christmas dinner with the foods you want and you know how to prepare. If he won't help you then he can eat what you make or starve. For your roast, try this link to liven it up. The potatoes you can cook on the stove (crockpots take forever to cook potatoes). Good luck!
Answer by scout_mom at 3:47 PM on Dec. 25, 2010
Answer by Syphon at 3:56 PM on Dec. 25, 2010
Answer by beyondhopes at 4:01 PM on Dec. 25, 2010