Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pot Roast

The husband's best friend is here visiting from Mississippi for the weekend. I haven't seen him in years, so I didn't want to be stuck in the kitchen working on dinner, so I put a pot roast in the crock pot. I always love pot roast, and it's so easy I figured it was a good way to go. I bought some yummy looking rolls and am going to make a big salad to go with it.

The boys and I (along with my mom) are heading to Boise tomorrow for the weekend for my best friend's baby shower. (Hi, Brooke!! One more sleep!!) I'm in charge of the food for her baby shower, so I may at some point post all the recipes we're doing for that. Anyway, yet another reason I wanted something easy tonight since I need to pack and get us all ready to go. It's really amazing how much crap you have to take with you with two kids--even for just a weekend!

Here's the link to my pot roast recipe:

Claire's Pot Roast

Have you ever looked at the ingredients for cream of mushroom soup? I think I'm pretty done using it, after I use the can in my pantry. I'm reading a really interesting book, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan. I highly suggest reading it if you have any interest at all in healthy eating. Anyway, it makes me want to do away with all processed foods of any sort. Really I've been able to cut down on them quite a bit to the point where I rarely buy them, but I'm trying to be completely done with them. Sorry for the mini rant...I'll step down off my soap box now and get back to hanging out with the husband and his friend.


AndreaQ said...

Yum! I love pot roast! I know it's really hard these days to always cook without processed foods! If you're looking for a pot roast recipe that uses less processed ingredients try this one:

Cooking with wine can be expensive of course (and I'm not sure if your kids would like it!) but this one is really tasty and I feel good every time I make it because most of the ingredients are pretty basic and natural. Have fun in Boise!

Brooke said...

I'm off to my last night of sleep until I see you!!!

Mommy Gourmet said...

Hey, I have silly question. I would like to follow you or subscribe to a feed of your blog (helps me keep up with the blogs I like) but don't see that option on yours? Am I missing it? I am leaving you an award on my site (will post it soone)

claireknightly said...

Hmmm...I didn't see anything either to follow it, so I went in and added a gadget or whatever they're called for followers. Let me know if you still can't add it!