The Crazy Suburban Mom: Much ado about meat part 2 ... or I'm up to my neck in necks...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Much ado about meat part 2 ... or I'm up to my neck in necks...

Along with the Much-Meat Loaf I have something in the crock pot.

I have this idea that I can crock once and eat twice..

Maybe thrice.

This morning I went the the A&P and perused the meat aisle... They didn't have much this morning and didn't have what I wanted, which was a chuck roast so...

I got a (about) 3 pound bottom round roast
A package of beef short ribs
And another package that I thought was short ribs but turned out to be beef neck bones.

Neck bones? Neck. Bones. I'm fretting over this one...

But they are pretty meaty and I'm planning on keeping the neck thing to myself.

To the crock pot I added 2 cans of Campbell's Double strength Beef stock

A large package of large white mushroom, quartered (this was probably double the normal size white mushroom in double the normal size package)

I browned the meat on all sides in some canola oil. You don't have to do this but browning intensifies the flavor and pasty looking crock pot meat is a problem for me.

I planned on adding carrots but there was no room left.

Live and learn.

And next time leave out the neck bones.

The plan is to crock it all on low for 10 hours and serve the short ribs and the faux-short ribs (Mums, the word on the neck thing), with the mushrooms over paperadelle. Paperadelle is like really, really, REALLY wide linguine. (Maybe an inch and a half wide? )

Hopefully this will be so good and flavorful when I ask how it is the answer will be, Yummy!

And not, Good but strangely necky...

For dinner # 2 I'm going to shred up the roast and serve it with the cooking liquid as a french dip sort of thing.

Pictures to follow...


chicamom85 5/20/09, 2:12 PM  

Everything but the neck bones sounds good. My Mom used to put neck bones in things I think it added flavor or something but I can do without lol.


tracy 5/20/09, 2:14 PM  

Anne - I know I know! I'm so with you... Maybe your mom was right and they will add so much flavor that when I say, how is it?

No one will answer, Good but strangely necky

@eloh 5/20/09, 3:46 PM  

HAHAHA I know it will be good and therefore even more important to keep your "necky little secret".

When we were little my mother said something to the effect that the pancakes should really be good since she had made them from scratch. My sister laid down her fork and said she wasn't taking another bite until she found out what "scratch" was.

beth 5/20/09, 3:58 PM  

let us know how it turns out! i must admit, i would have a little problem with the neck bones, too. i hope it doesn't taste necky.
ps - i can cook for 175 people because before i birthed 5 babies, i was a chef. i will start tomorrow and do the rest on friday, so that i am all ready for saturday.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) 5/20/09, 6:38 PM  

I'm coming to your place for dinner. The house must smell W O N D E R F U L !

anymommy 5/21/09, 12:28 AM  

Strangely necky. That is awesome.

tracy 5/21/09, 6:01 AM  

@eloh - HAHAHA! scratch! thats too funny!

beth - OMG girl, you're a chef??? Thats too fabulous!

JAM - Between the bacon earlier and the crock pot? Its smelled pretty good. It was driving my dog ginger crazy. She spent the afternoon sniffing the air...

anymommy - My favorite line in the whole thing :)


Neighborhood Gossip 5/22/09, 9:08 AM  

Yummy French Dip! Try these too with your roast:

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