Food and Recipes

pot roast with mashed parnips

Breakfast for dinner. Yum. So quick and tasty. Earlier this week, we switched up our gluten-free version of the McGriddle. I added coconut flour to the pancake batter to thicken up the flapjacks a bit, we cooked hot breakfast sausage in leiu of bacon and, instead of an omelette, we used scrambled eggs (which makes it very fun when you try to take a bite). But, I will say that the thicker pancakes really made it this time. And since we were out of maple syrup, we just drizzled our McHobson with honey.

This really has nothing to do with the recipe I’m about to share, except that they’re both food!

One morning early last week, after I cooked breakfast at 5:30 a.m., I decided to throw a pot roast in the crockpot for dinner that night. For those of you who think you don’t have enough time to cook, it’s all a lie! It’s not fun cutting onions before dawn, but the payoff is worth every tear shed (luckily, I didn’t put on any mascara until after I prepped the veggies!)

During the snowstorm earlier this year, I posted a pot roast recipe. This time, I wanted to make a more of a traditional pot roast, sans white potatoes, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t try to fake the white starchy stuff. That’s where the parsnips come in.

Pot Roast and Mashed Parsnips

Ingredients (amount varies based on size of crockpot and meat)

  • onion
  • carrots
  • rump roast (mine was 2.27 lbs)
  • celery
  • baby portobella mushrooms
  • gluten-free gravy
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lb parsnips
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • dash of sea salt
  • dash of black pepper

1. Add diced onion and carrots to crockpot.

2. Trim fat off bottom of roast and placeĀ in crockpot.

3. Add in diced celery and sliced mushrooms.

4. Mix gluten-free turkey packet with 1 cup hot water, then pour in crockpot.

5. Turn crockpot on low for 7 to 8 hours.
6. Wash, trim off endsĀ and chop parsnips into 2-inch chunks.

7. Place in pot of water, bring to boil, then turn down heat and simmer for roughly 25 minutes, or until tender.

8. Drain water, then add milk, butter, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.

9. Blend with hand mixer.

Spread mashed parsnips in shallow bowl, and top with pot roast mixture.

For dessert, we had a slice of coconut chocolate bread. I made it three weeks ago, and it was just as tasty this time. I probably need to limit myself on how often I make this recipe!

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I'm a full-time wife and semi-stay-at-home mom to four young kids. Day to day, I help my husband with his small business, but when I have any extra time, you can find me cooking or being active outdoors with my family. We live at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and are embracing modern homesteading month by month.

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