Hey guys! So, in my neck of the woods today it is snowing and has been since early today. It’s pure Michigan in the mitten today. Due to the roads, my husband sent me home from work early this morning, so I’ve been enjoying an adult snow day! What does the consist of you might ask? Cleaning, vacuuming, laundry, and relaxing with Luna & Hershey.
I’m taking a quick lunch break to eat and write before I finish up the chores. “The Pioneer Woman” featuring Ree Drummond is on Food Network which is one of my favorite shows so that’s what has been on since I’ve been home. Creating new recipes for my family is a hobby of mine and I can always learn about some new recipes from her show. Now, speaking of recipes, I am going to be making a crockpot meal for tomorrows dinner. I will throw it all in the crockpot tonight, cook it overnight, and keep it on warm all day tomorrow so when I get home with the kids, dinner will be ready. I’ll be making a pot roast with vegetables and my famous crockpot cheesy potatoes (find the recipe here). So first,let me give you the recipe for my pot roast then we will talk about the weekend!
Crockpot Pot Roast
- 1 pot roast (I use a 2.25LB roast)
- 1 package baby carrots
- 1/2 yellow or sweet onion, chopped in large pieces
- 1/2 bag baby red potatoes, chopped in half
- 1 package McCormick pot roast sauce
- Garlic salt, seasoned salt, and pepper to taste
- Dash of paprika (my secret ingredient)
Throw it all in the crockpot, putting the sauce on last to cover everything, then cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.5 hours. Then shred or cube roast in the crockpot, plate up, & enjoy! Little tip: if you want gravy to put over top of everything, take the post roast out before shredding, then add 2-3 tablespoons of flour and 2 tablespoons cold water, whisk in until thickened, then put the roast back in and shred. Seriously such an easy meal and it’s even better that you won’t have to do any work when you get home from a long day at work. This meal is a family favorite for the obvious reason– it’s hungry kid & husband approved and it tastes so darn good!
So, to recap the weekend, Ben & I went to the legion in Swanton on Friday night for a steak dinner and “name that tune”. That was our first time playing name that tune and seriously guys, SO MUCH FUN! Ben and I were on opposing teams so it brought out our competitive side and better yet, my team won! We ended the night dancing all our cares away to the DJ playing good music and spending an evening with good friends. Saturday we went on the Legion Crawl that I talked about in my last #WhatUpWednesday post (click to read about it). It was a total blast to hang out with some of our friends and make new ones, too. We went all over– from Milan, Michigan to Swanton, Ohio, we had fun everywhere we went. It was a late night, so Sunday we relaxed at home, took naps, and I went grocery shopping (which was a bad idea to do at 5pm on a Sunday). After making steak and mashed potatoes for dinner last night, I was asleep on the couch by 7pm. So to say the least, Sunday was a lazy day but it was much needed. What did you all do over the weekend? Drop a comment below and let me know how you spent your time off! I’m sure some of you have today off for MLK day making for a nice 3 day weekend, so you had to have done something fun!
Alright, I’ll be back tomorrow with a little inspiration & devotion to keep you motivated to get through the week. I’m going to go finish up some laundry and cleaning before I become too lazy to do anything, but I do see a nap in my near future before we go out to dinner with some friends tonight. Enjoy the rest of your Monday loves, I know I will!