Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Perfect Day for a Pot Roast
I woke up to a rain/snowy mix this morning after hearing the rain pouring down until about 2 this morning. It seems that it kept on raining after I fell asleep because there are huge puddles in front of our home and there is a small stream running down the sidewalk. Quite the change from yesterday with our near 60 degree F temperatures. We are expecting highs in the 40's today.
Having known this change in weather was coming, I planned ahead meal wise for something warm and filling for dinner tonight. I found a large beef roast marked down at the grocery store yesterday and thought it would make the perfect meal. We do not eat much beef, but rather venison and elk for the main meat choice. Our son Chris hunts as do the the rest of our family from Heather's side. They are very generous and provide us with lots of meat to last us throughout most of the year. Every now and then though, I just get a craving for a good beef steak or pot roast.
I got up early and trimmed the fat off the roast, seasoned it, added the last of some red wine into the crockpot along with about 1 cup of water and then threw in some carrots, onion and lots of celery. It is now happily cooking away. I'll make some mashed potatoes to go along with it later. Jeff has to leave early this afternoon to fill in for someone on a bowling league so we will eat around 4 p.m..
While I was getting the pot roast going, I turned on that miracle beverage making machine, my coffee maker. ;) It was perking away while I worked on the roast and by the time the roast was ready to start cooking, I was ready to have some coffee. I sliced myself a few sliced of some of the banana bread I made yesterday, filled my cup with some vanilla creamer and that life giving elixir and settled in to have my breakfast and go through one of my favorite catalogs. I adore the comfort and quality of Coldwater Creek's clothing and their styling is not to be beat. I have many pieces of their clothing, most bought at thrift stores (they still look brand new) and 2 dresses that I bought directly through them when they were heavily discounted. I also have several pieces of their jewelry and a purse and wallet also. I also use their catalog as inspiration on how to put different looks together. Upon perusing the latest catalog, I found that I had many similar items of my own as the clothing that they were featuring. They also have some charmed sweater pins that would be easy enough for me to recreate myself with bits of broken jewelry that I already have on hand. Don't you just love it when you find a look that you love and one you can recreate with things you either already have on hand or that you could use most of what you already have and just pick up one key piece to complete the look?
After my super busy day yesterday and going to take care of my grandsons tomorrow while their mommy has surgery on her hand (poor girl sliced through a tendon on her ring finger last week), I am welcoming a slow day at home. I'm still fighting with that cold and really want ot to be gone, like now! If you are so inclined, could you send up prayers for my daughter-in-love Heather's surgery tomorrow? Thank you and have a beautiful day!