This weekend we had temperatures hit 60 degrees, amazing since we had experienced highs of 18 in the same week. Welcome to Ohio friends. Yesterday we saw our high early in the morning, then the temps dropped rapidly thru the day. By the end of milking time in the afternoon we were almost back to freezing.
I was prepared to have some warm you up, comfort food for supper. When you’re cold few things warm you up quite as well as a stick to your ribs type meal. Ours was BBQ deer roast, oven roasted sweet potatoes and sweet corn. Quite tasty if I do say so myself. I thought I would share the recipes this morning!
BBQ Deer Roast
- 3 pounds of deer roast (I’m sure a beef roast would work in similar fashion)
- 1 12oz can of Coke
- Seasoning Salt, pepper, garlic powder
- Approximately 2 Cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
Liberally season son the roast with the seasoning salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place in a crock pot. Pour Coke in to crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or overnight. Remove roast from crock pot and allow to slightly cool. Reserve the cooking liquid. Shred the roast and return to crock pot. Slowly add BBQ sauce until you’ve reached your desired “sauciness”. I like to use some of the liquid to thin down the sauce. Allow to cook an additional 1-3 hours.
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- Olive Oil
Pre heat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and slice potatoes. Place on a 9×13 cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Toss to coat all potatoes. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until soft.
All of these recipes are easy and satisfying, but require minimal effort to do. Great for a week night meal! I completed the meal with sweet corn from the freezer.