Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Afraid Maybe, But Still Neutral!

I posted a blog a couple of days ago about the Bountiful Baskets. I talked about all the beautiful organic produce I received. Well, for a moment I was afraid... very afraid. Part of the bounty I received included some really weird leafy green that had red stems. I had never seen anything like that before (at least I don't think I have...). After a little research I discovered that it was swiss chard. Ok, now what? I then "Googled" how one goes about preparing swiss chard and the online consensus seemed to be to saute it for the best flavor. And when I say saute, I mean saute in butter. THAT was not going to work for me. So today after starting the roast in the crock pot I decided to get a little creative. I chopped up garlic and cut up the chard and put them both in the same bowl to marry. What can I say, I'm a romantic! LOL. When the roast was done, I removed it from the pot and added the cut up chard, garlic and all into the still hot broth in the pot. The broth consisted of water, garlic, onions, celery, fresh cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt that had stewed the roast all day. Yes, my house smelled WONDERFUL!!! I left the garlic/chard in the hot broth for about 5, maybe 8 minutes, just until the leaves where slightly wilted and then removed and served with the roast. Oh, I almost forgot! The time that the chard spent in the crock pot was the same amount of time that the roast, that I had removed right before, spent in the broiler. I don't need to tell you how wonderful tonight's dinner was. Organic pot roast with organic and fresh stewed swiss chard. The picture speaks a thousand words. Ok, it was AMAZING!!!! :)

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