fullsizerenderHappy Holidays to you! I hope that you’re celebrating with family and friends! We woke up on this Christmas morning with some motivation to get things done! The hubster had to work, yes, on Christmas. While this isn’t a new concept for me, it is important to remember that not everyone has their family around them during the Holidays. I want to wish those people a very happy holiday season and I hope that you’re able to enjoy and count your blessings regardless. You are certainly not alone!

I got up and started breakfast which was delicious! I love Julie Bower’s Paleo website and couldn’t recommend it enough! I use it, and her cookbooks often. My go to recipe for Christmas breakfast is  biscuits and gravy. So that is what I did. I cooked while my husband got in a quick workout. You can find Julie’s recipe here.

After that I go to prepping my pot roast ingredients and got them into the Crockpot so we could have Christmas dinner at a decent hour today! This recipe is simple. I started at 9am so that it would be ready by 6pm. I had prepped some food yesterday, along with some cookies so that today wouldn’t be completely spent in the kitchen.

Christmas Dinner in it’s Entirety
Pot Roast
Perfect Mashed Cauliflower
Cabbage & Radicchio Slaw
Sweet Potato Biscuits


Pot Roast and Gravy Recipe!

Ingredients

2.5lb Chuck Roast
2 Carrots
2 Small Onions
3 Potatoes
2Tbs Butter
2 Cups of Homemade Bone Broth
1/2 Cup of Red Wine (Optional)
Dried Thyme
Himalayan Salt & Pepper
2Tbs Honey
1/4 Cup Tapioca Flour


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Pot Roast

Heat your skillet over medium heat. Add your Butter. When hot, sear all sides of your seasons (Salt & Pepper) Chuck Roast to keep those juices in!

Place the Roast in the Crockpot. Add sliced veggies around and on the Roast. Add your Bone Broth (& wine if using). I also added a couple bay leaves. This is up to you. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Simple!

Once done, remove the Roast and Vegetable and set aside.

Gravy

Get rid of those Bay Leave. Pour the liquid into a blender and puree the broth. Once your done, add this to a sauce pan over medium heat. Add Honey. Slowly add Tapioca Flour, one spoonful at a time while whisking. This can clump if you go to much too fast! Whisk as gravy thickens. Once you reach your desired consistency, strain the liquid one more time through a mesh strainer one more to rid the gravy of an flour clumps.

This was a super easy and satisfying holiday meal! Enjoy!

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