The house was cold, I had a half-day off and I hadn’t cooked a nice dinner for my husband in weeks.
This Monday, after returning from the second marathon wedding weekend in a row, I decided to go to the grocery store, pick out a nice roast and haul out my Lodge cast iron Dutch oven.
I’m so glad I did.
After years of trying to get a crockpot roast to turn out exactly the way we like it– juicy and tender and falling apart– I just couldn’t get it to work. Then I purchased my Dutch oven during a sale at Northwest Hardware, and I’ll never go back.
I’m sure crockpot roasts turn out very nicely if you do it right, but I cooked the darn things for 8 hours and still didn’t get the consistency I liked.