Sunday, November 18, 2012

A relaxing Sunday

You know that feeling of dread when you just are not looking forward to something?

And then once you do the said task, it is quite easy and simple really? Or even if it isn't technically easy, building it up in your mind was a lot worse than actually doing it?

Enter the pot roast.

Yeah, you were expecting a life-altering revelation. Admit it. ;)

I had it sitting in the fridge for a few days working up the motivation to just cook it up. There's nothing I love like good beef roast meat and it really is super simple.

So, it took me a total of 5 minutes total to heat up a pan, put in some coconut oil, throw the roast in to brown each side, cut up some onions, lightly brown those too, and throw the whole works in my crock pot. I deglazed the pan with a little apple cider vinegar, which I poured in with some added water. Finally, I threw in some garlic and called it good.

5 minutes.

Then I went about my day with our church meeting, lunch with my lovely in-laws, a 3-hour nap, and finally supper.

What a perfect Sunday.

What? Yeah, it was a 3 hour nap. I take the 'day of rest' pretty seriously. (Which is kind of a lie... usually I'm trying to get caught up a little on the computer while hubby dearest is snoozing away without me.)

Too bad it took me 10 minutes to scrub the darn crock pot. I don't see why everyone thinks they're the greatest thing to use! They take hours to cook your food, are big and bulky, and take forever to extract from your cupboards. Oh, and the scrubbing thing.

They're nice and all; I just wouldn't call it my go-to food cooker. Unless we're making bone broth. And then it's my favorite kitchen appliance. ;)

P.S. How cool is this? Instagram opened up web profiles. It's like Facebook of only images and no annoying posts. Except better.

P.P.S. Apparently the Packers won today too. That usually sets the whole state of Wisconsin in a happy mood. That and...

P.P.P.S. It's rifle season for deer this week. All we need to do is get a chest freezer, and we would love to take some venison off your hands! ;)

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone!


Deirdre Remmers said...

wow, I kind of like having two posts in two days!! I'm glad you had a day of rest, and I'm really glad your roast turned out. You will be making 5 course meals pretty soon. Well, maybe not, but at least you are way ahead of where you were a couple of years ago. maybe you need to find a slow cooker that isn't so bulky!

Mariah said...

Yikes, 5 course meals? That seems a little out of reach with only meats and veggies on my list of things I generally eat. ;)

And yes, if I could find a better place to keep it (or just had more cupboard space in general), it wouldn't be so bad. It is quite large, but it's perfect for making broth.

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

I love my crockpot! Definitely use some type of broth so it's not so messy. I use a cup or two of beef broth for a roast. We love making roast with onions, red pepper, and taco seasoning. The we wrap it in lettuce and add avocado and salsa. SO GOOD!

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TracyK said...

They make these things called Crock Pot Liners...they are like a giant plastic bag you put in before you put the food in...HUGE timesaver!! They are usually by the plastic Ziplock bags in the grocery store :)

Mariah said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Tracy, but I think I'm yet to be convinced that cooking in plastic is okay. **thinking scary thoughts about microwaving with gladware...** I'm sure that would make it easier though!

Mariah said...

Kristen, that variation of the roast with taco seasoning sounds delectable! I have a taco salad nearly 5-6 times a week, so I'm not stranger to that. Yum!

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