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christina f
Oven Meals Made Easy
September 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Fall lends itself to delicious slow cooked meals that not only feed the family, but also warm up the house with the tasty aroma of a home cooked dinner.  I love making roasts in our oven whenever I get the chance. When I find roasts on sale at the store, I usually buy two - one to cook and one to freeze.

I place the roast in a roasting pan, and make sure to line the bottom of the pan well with tinfoil so that clean up is easy. I season it simply with salt, pepper and olive oil. Then I add in garlic cloves, onions, and carrots to give a nice overall flavor. Celery is also great. I cook the roast long and slow in the oven until tender.

This is a great "set it and forget it" method that allows me to take care of other things while dinner is making.

It's a favorite meal, not only because it is easy to make, but because there are wonderful leftovers for the next day.

Moms, what are your favorite meals to cook during the fall?


  • eustacejessica
    September 30, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    I love to cook roast in the oven during the cooler months.

  • charlene_kyle
    September 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM

     We love doing chili, roasts, whole chicken in the crockpot.

  • Katt709
    by Katt709
    September 30, 2012 at 8:46 PM
    Soups! Love soup!
  • lalasmama2007
    October 1, 2012 at 10:10 AM
    Soups, stews, chili, etc.
  • .Angelica.
    October 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    i don't have any favorite meals and my family just started doing gluten free so now we will be trying out new things.

  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    October 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    soups and stews. :)  Especially in the crockpot.

  • countrygirlkat
    October 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    We have been doing a lot of soups lately because we have all be sick with colds and asthma and such and the weatheri perfect for a hot soup for dinner. 

  • sukainah
    October 1, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    I like to roast whole chickens more often.  Other than that, I don't really change my cooking too much.

  • Leelee1008
    October 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    roasts are great to cook. I also like to cook whole chickens in the colder months. We live in mobile home, so you can imagine that in the summer our tin can heats up prety well LOL, running the oven on top of 90 degree weather is a NO NO so I dont get to cook in the summer nearly as much as I want. I am finally able to cook again LOL.

  • ceciliam
    October 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Vegetable soups.

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