-> Preheat oven to 200 degrees F and a nonstick griddle to 350 degrees F.
For strawberry sauce ...
-> Combine strawberries, sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened, about 6-10 minutes. Keep warm; set aside.
For pancakes ...
-> In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
-> In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, sour cream and eggs. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
-> Lightly coat a griddle or nonstick skillet with oil. Scoop ⅓ cup batter for each pancake and cook until bubbles appear on top and the underside is nicely browned, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook pancakes on the other side, about 1-2 minutes longer; keep warm in oven.
Slow cooker pot roast saves you precious time. Minimum preparation - and the slow cooker takes care of the rest. Designed for busy families!
One 4- to 5-pound beef chuck roast
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 yellow onions, thickly sliced lengthwise
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
½ cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 sprigs fresh parsley
3 sprigs fresh thyme
2 dried bay leaves
2 stalks celery, sliced
Pat the beef dry with paper towels and sprinkle well on all sides with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat (or if your slow cooker has a browning feature, preheat it). Sear the meat on all sides until browned, then transfer to a plate.
Add the garlic and onions to the pan or slow cooker and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the red wine and cook, scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pan. If searing in a skillet, transfer the contents of the pan to a slow cooker set on low heat.
Nestle the beef into the onions and add the broth, wine, Worcestershire, carrots, parsley, thyme, bay leaves and celery, and stir well to combine. Cover and cook until the meat is fork-tender, about 8 hours.
Remove the roast from the slow cooker and cover to keep warm. Strain the cooking liquid into a large saucepan, and simmer over medium-low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes.
Slice the pot roast, ladle the gravy over it, and serve.