It can be tough to get fancy with food sometimes. Maybe you're tired at the end of a day, maybe you are just cooking for your family again and there's no spark at all in the effort, maybe you only have the most basic and simple ingredients. Sometimes though, it is outside motivation that stirs us to experiment. Often I talk about internal motivation here in my posts, but today I want to talk about an external force: surprise guests!
At first my friend didn't think he was hungry, but when he smelled the roast he changed his mind. After the first bite he asked what marinade I'd used. I didn't use any — I didn't even brown the roast before putting it into the crockpot! All the seasoning this meat needed was a little salt, onion, garlic, and a sprinkling of herbs.