Thursday, June 19, 2008

Turn this into That

I love Trader Joes for premade food. But there's something less than appealing about dumping something out of plastic and onto a plate. So I like to add something from a pan, that I make myself. Take this pot roast for interest. You literally heat it up for a couple minutes and its ready to go. Which is JUST enough time to whip up some homemade gravy (because the refrigerated pot roast doesn't come with its own.)

1 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup red onions, chopped
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 Tbsp maple syrup (notice this is not Log Cabin Lite...Thatboy wouldn't let me use the good stuff in this)
1Tbsp Dijon mustard

1) Melt butter in saucepan.

2) Add onions and cook 3 minutes, until onions are soft.

3) Add flour, seasoned salt, and garlic salt.

4) Whisk in chicken broth. Simmer until thickened.

5) Whisk in maple syrup and mustard.

6) Pour over pot roast.


  1. i fully support dressing up food from a bag to make it feel more like a homecooked meal.

  2. So you recommend TJ's pot roast? I haven't tried it. And of course you made gravy!!! How CAN you have pot roast without it? It is the best part!

  3. i look at that pot roast every time i go to trader joe's.

    now i know it's safe to actually buy it!