Pot Roast, Potatoes & Carrots
Roasts were on sale at the grocery store a few weeks ago and it was time to put that baby to use!
- 2-3 lb. chuck roast
- Red Potatoes, chopped
- Carrots, chopped
- Celery, chopped
- 1 can beef broth
- 1 packet pot roast seasoning
Pour broth in crock pot and mix in seasoning. Place roast in pot. Place celery and carrots around the roast. Put chopped potatoes on top. Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours.
I like to take the potatoes out (that’s why I put them on top) and mash them with a little bit of butter and juice from the crock pot. They’re a funny brown color, but they’re, oh, so tasty.
Chili & Cornbread
My chili recipe is probably one of my greatest sources of pride. Mostly because I made it up all on my own. Through trial and error, I’ve found the perfect blend of what I’m looking for in chili.
I’ve even considered entering my chili in some (very informal, unofficial) chili competitions.
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 lb. stew meat
- 1 large yellow onion; minced
- 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic; minced
- 1 15 oz. cans black beans; rinsed and drained
- 2 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes; undrained
- 1 can sweet corn, drained
- 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
- 3 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. basil
- 3 Tbsp. cumin
- 1 packet chili seasoning
- 3-4 cups tomato juice
In a large stock pot, cook ground beef, onion, green pepper & garlic until meat is almost brown. Add stew meat. Drain fat. Stir in everything else. Add tomato juice to desired thickness. Cook on low at least one hour (the longer, the better).
Pesto Paninis & Salad
This is one of my favorite meals for when we need something fast or we need something to go. Wrap the cooked sandwiches in parchment paper and they stay warm without getting soggy.
- Favorite bread
- Pesto (homemade or store-bought)
- Chopped chicken
- Mozzarella cheese, sliced
Spread a slice of bread with butter on one side and pesto on the other. Place the bread, butter side down on a panini grill (we use a George Foreman grill). Top with one slice of cheese, chicken and other slice of cheese. Butter another slice of bread and place the non-buttered side down on the sandwich. Close the top and cook 6-8 minutes to desired doneness.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
I serve these with oven fries (from the freezer section) if I’m trying to appease my family or raw veggies if I’m feeling healthy. Either/Or works.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- 1 lb. pork loin
- Barbecue sauce
- Hamburger buns
Put a thin layer of barbecue sauce on the bottom of a crock pot. Place the thawed pork loin in the crock, and top with more barbecue sauce. Cook on low 6-8 hours. When done, shred the pork and add more barbecue sauce as desired.
Pizza & Smoothies
I got the Standard of Grace journal for Christmas and I found myself writing this: “I think that my heart-bursting joy comes in providing stability for my family and prioritizing the “little things” – the simple stuff that become a foundation built on stability – i.e. Snacky Supper, Friday pizza & movie nights, Sunday open swims, Annual traditions, etc.”
I had no idea when we started this “Friday Pizza Night” thing last summer that it would come to mean so much to me.
I just thought it was an excuse to not have to cook on Fridays……
Almond Chicken Tenderloins & Salad
This was one of the first recipes that I tried from the Magnolia Table cookbook and it is DIVINE.
I don’t, generally, fry foods in my own home, but I make an exception for this meal.
It’s not at all labor intensive, but for simplicity sake, my favorite pairings with these chicken tenderloins are a bagged salad and your favorite loaf of bread from your favorite bakery.
See my note in Friday’s supper about the unexpected blessings of this tradition.
What’s your favorite recipe that you would enter in a competition?