The weather is getting colder, I finally replaced the tank tops in my closet with sweaters, the pretty leaves are off the trees and in my yard, and my bed is now graced with flannel sheets. Winter is officially right around the corner. Every year I think to myself that global warming is really going to kick in this winter and it will never get below 40 degrees. No luck so far.
But with winter's inevitable return comes warming, wonderful, comfort food. The menu in my kitchen is definitely seasonal and meals I wouldn't dream of making in my shorts and flip flops become staples when I am snuggled up in my sweats and fuzzy slippers. Pot roast is one of those meals. There is something irresistible about the aroma and warmth of a roast this time of year. And because everyone is running around like chickens with their heads cut off during the holidays, the fact that pot roast is easy is just an added bonus.