This was delicious. I made this as a freezer meal and it was just beautiful. I used a smaller roast (approx 3.5 lbs) because my butcher didn't have a 5 pounder and I didn't have celery so I didn't use it. The result was wonderful! I served it over creamy polenta for a hearty winter supper. This is not difficult to make at all and most of the work is done by the oven - don't be scared, try it! It's lovely.