This is TDF!! I made it as directed and would not change a thing. It takes a little while to prep everything - but it is SO worth it. Probably the best roast recipe I've ever made. The potatoes and gravy are delish and the whole meal was wonderful. Thanks GailAnn for another keeper. This is going straight into my Best of 2012 cookbook. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag.
Wow, what a wonderful dinner tonight!!! Served the potatoes on the side because they were equally good on their own and the roast was tender and delicious topped with the spicy gravy. We really loved the corn, cilantro and chipotle pepper in the mashed potatoes - YUM - not too spicy - just the right amount of bite. I will definitely make this dish again -- great company dish or family dinner. Made for the AUS/NZ Make My Recipe tag, November, 2011.