With only a week left until my due date I sadly suffer from a few pregnancy side effects.  The worst of which are my swollen hands & feet making it difficult for me to stand for extended periods of time in the kitchen while prepping a meal.  With my in-laws in town last weekend I was looking for a recipe that allowed me to prep at my own pace and to cook hassle free.  I found the answer in the Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics!

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

Not only is her Company Pot Roast recipe easy to prep for;  I could stick it in the oven for 2 hours while sitting down with my feet propped up and the leftovers are great to freeze!

It turned out to be a big hit with everyone!  The meat was ultra tender, and the sauce rich and slightly tangy from the wine and cognac.  Lip smacking good with some crusty French bread to soak up the sauce!   Speaking of the sauce I think I’ll make some buttered egg noodles to pour the extra sauce over – deeeelish!

Here is the link to the recipe on the Food Network site:  Company Pot Roast by Ina Garten.