8.20.2014

Hump Day Eats & Drinks ... #potroast


(via Pinterest)

I need to be really honest.  I do not like to cook.  It stresses me out. 


But if I break it down to the real issue ... I am not a fan of meat.  I do not like any red meat and I really only eat chicken if it is trimmed well, white meat, skin off, bones removed and doesn't resemble anything that it once was.  

Now you see my issue.  How do you make amazing meals when you really only like to make breakfast, cheese trays and fab salads?  

Oh, and your hubs is the best cook on the street? Oh, and did I mention he is only home about 48 hours a week.

Yes, it's a serious problem.  I mean, I could eat salad twice a day for the rest of my life, but apparently my kids would prefer red meat.  So, to avoid them trying to get invited to every other house on the street for dinner, I am really trying to tackle the problem head on ...

Last night I made something I know I can make and the kids will gobble it up.


Pot Roast
1 boneless chuck roast
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
1 beer (or Coke)
1 envelope of Italian seasoning
1 cup of water
1 bag of mini carrots (I used the small bag)
1 bag of Steakhouse potatoes, or you can use red potatoes (halved)
1 Vidalia onion
2 bay leaves

Season the roast with salt and pepper and brown all four sides of the roast in an iron skillet.  I added olive oil to my skillet so it wouldn't stick.  The hubs says it won't stick, but it always does when I do it.  I also use tongs to touch the roast and to flip that bad boy.  When it it browned, put it in the bottom of the crock pot and then layer in the remaining ingredients in the order they are listed.  Add the lid and cook for 6 hours on High.  Your house will smell amazing and your family will be fat and happy after a yummy home cooked meal!!

I served the roast with green beans and crusty bread.  Since I don't eat the roast, I made roasted Brussel sprouts for me and just ate the veggies.  The sauce is yummy ... and the kids are great about serving themselves and me!!  

I have about 10 meals I do put time and energy into and I know they love ... but the rest of the things I pin and see in my cook books truly stress me out.  I can print them out for the hubs when he is home and he whips them up like he is pouring a cup of coffee.  I am incredibly thankful that this is his gift ...


(via Pinterest)

because clearly it isn't mine!!

xo,
MPM
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