My dad is a classic man’s man.
He fixes everything: cars, the house, stuff in the yard, tools, roofs, and tree houses.
He loves coffee and football and hockey.
He’ll do anything you ask, help out however he can, and has the best laugh.
He’s also always been the only man in our house. With my mom and 3 daughters, he was usually the biggest meat eater AND the turkey carver and the burger maker and the chicken griller.
I don’t understand what the connection is between men and beef but it’s a strong cord that I’m not going to try to break.
So…for Father’s Day, I think there’s only 3 options:
Grill out and let the man do what he does best.
Go out to his favorite restaurant.
Make a huge pot roast, drop it over cheesy cheddar grits, and celebrate at home.
Beef. Starchy veggies. On top of more starch.
It’s the total man’s meal.
Nick loved it. I loved it. I know my dad would love it.
Especially because I would let him carve the roast himself, instead of me trying and just making a mess instead.
Want a full Father’s Day food + kitchen tool surprise for your dad or husband?
I’ve got your recipe here – beefy and cheesy – AND a manly giveaway from Edgeware.
Men like knives and sharp things and fixing things and these Edgeware knife sharpening tools give them exactly what they want in the kitchen. I’ll keep the spatula and whisk, he can have the knives. Except when I need them.
There’s one set up for grabs – for you or your dad!
- 10” Oval Diamond Rod $29.99
- Diamond Elite Pull Thru Sharpener $29.99
We’re going to talk more about our Dad’s again. I LOVE everything you guys wrote for the Nudo giveaway, so I can’t wait to see your comment for this one.
To enter: Tell me one thing about your Dad. Anything! A funny story, his favorite food, his hobby.
Want extra entries?
- Tweet this: @branappetit is giving away a @smithsedgeware sharpening set for Father’s Day! http://bit.ly/LGS8vY – and let me know you did
- Like ’em and say hi on Facebook and let me know you did
PS: This contest is only open to people in the US for shipping purposes – and good luck!
Classic Pot Roast with Cheddar Grits
Makes: 6-8 servings
- 2-3 pound beef chuck roast
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 cups red wine
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Heat a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.
- Season the roast with salt and pepper and add to pan, stopping to flip the roast after 5-6 minutes until all the sides are browned.
- Remove the roast from the pan and set aside.
- Add the onion, carrots, and garlic to the pan and stir together, scraping the bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Once the vegetables have begun to soften (about 3-5 minutes), pour in the red wine and beef broth.
- Add the bay leaves and rosemary and carefully drop the roast back in the pan.
- Bring mixture to a bubble on the stovetop, put the lid on the pan, and place it in the oven.
- Cook the roast and veggies on 375 degrees for 2 and 1/2 hours. Remove the lid and cook for another hour until the sauce has reduced a bit and the roast is are tender.
- Serve over grits.
White Cheddar Grits
Makes: 4-6 servings
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 and 1/3 cups instant grits
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a medium saucepan, bring water and milk to a low simmer.
- Slowly whisk the grits and salt into the milk, stirring constantly until the grits have thickened up, about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove the pan from heat and stir in the shredded cheese.