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Jan 8, 2015

Giveaway Winner Is...., Super Simple Pot Roast, One Month Pantry Challenge


Giveaway Winner Is....
Lisa!!!! Lisa pleas email me your shipping address. Find the "contact me" tab on the right down near the bottom. Thanks to the small group who participated!

Anya chose the winner in her paws :)

Sorry for the blur

Super Simple Pot Roast-
Last weekend I wanted a nice, big roast beef. I saw this Katiebrownhomeworkshop.com and thought, hmm, huckleberry roast beef. Why not? Well, I got a pot roast instead thru a miscommunication :) So, change of plans. I wanted something really simple, with no veggies. I found this Beef Pot Roast (with onions) and it came out fab! Juicy, moist tender, lots of Au jus. I only added 1 TBL of Worcestershire to the recipe. I saved the onions for the next night, and made French Dips. First night I served it with buttery/pepper whole grain linguine, and salad. Night 2 dips. For the Au jus I added about 3 TBL of flour, thickened slightly, whisked a lot, then 3 cups of beef broth. Perfect, not a gravy, but slightly thicker broth. Next time I'll try Katie's recipe. They're all good! Love her show on PBS :)


One Month Pantry Challenge-
I knew I needed to work more on my freezer and pantry items. I used some home-grown, frozen nectarines, and leftover fresh cranberries and made crumb-topped dessert. Wonderful and tart! Then I read A Months Meal Plan For The Pantry Challenge  and had a "oh yes!" moment. I will have to do this a bit differently since there's only 2 of us, but it's a good starter plan. This weekend I'll go thru everything and make a list. I can save a lot of money, experiment, and save a lot of $$$. Great idea! I'll post more of my challenge!!! Feel free to join in :)

6 comments:

Kristina said...

Congrats to the winner, and I love how your cat helped, ha ha! I have been cooking from storage and it feels pretty good. I recently used up leftover chicken to make several dishes, and last night pulled ingredients from the freezer and pantry to make chili and cornbread. It's been wonderful. You dishes always look amazing.

Susan said...

Congratulations, Lisa! Anya is looking as lovely as always. Thanks for that meal challenge link - it will be a big help with my way-too-ambitious challenge!

Carolyn said...

Best name-picker-outer EVER! Congrats to Lisa :)
And good luck with your pantry challenge. It think we could all use a challenge like that once in a while to make sure we clean out all that stuff that gets pushed to the bottom of the freezer and actually EAT it instead of tossing it out after it's totally freezer burnt.

Nancy po said...

Thanks all. Glad to share...

Lisa said...

Thanks for congrats everyone.
I can't send my address to you on Contact Me link. It says email is not linked? Can you contact me through my blog? Ewe's Crazy and So am I

Nancy po said...

Sorry, Lisa. I just emailed you....

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