Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hot Roast Sunday

These past couple of days, Mr. Wonderful has been warming things up a bit by adding insulation below the floors and in the walls of the addition.  Dust masks are a MUST - small fiberglass particles are irritating to not only skin but nasal passages as well.
Next, hanging drywall!!!  Still need 2 more sheets for the bedroom yet....
...but it is coming along.  Perhaps Monday night.  Right now, its time to take a break for Sunday Roast - cooked in the crock pot for 7 hours, and it's "fall-apart TeNdEr"!
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I served this with Yukon Gold potatos browned in olive oil with herbs and spices- and a fresh salad made with several different veggies which was prepared by Mom.  We even had a small dab of gravy for each of us - not the gravy made of flour.  It was made of the broth that the meat was cooked in after I pureed the onions that were cooked with the meat.  That made it thick enough to pour over the meat or potatoes for a satisfying flavor suitable for that hard working man of mine!  He lost 3 pounds this week.  I maintained, and I can't complain about that.  The food on our new eating plan is amazing, and we have each lost very well during the first 4 days of the diet.  We are always amazed when we can't finish a meal, and then there are 2 snacks each day.  Being diabetic, I squeeze in one before bedtime to hold me over till morning, since my blood sugar goes down so very low.  I have to check it often. 
   We had time today to drive to Lowes to check out lighting fixtures and we think we know what we would like.  Its just---- will the have then back in stock soon?  They were sold out. We will keep checkingand there might always be something better.
  My roast was wonderful tasting, and I have more left for lunches or soups - I like cooking in big batches.  That way you can enjoy it again and again!  YUM!
the ChickenWrangler



8 comments:

Angela said...

The roast looked yummy! The room is coming along really good now that all the inspections are done. Do you not have several different home improvement stores in the same area like we do? I'm a half hour drive to 4 Lowe's and 3 Home Depots! Wasn't that way when we were building our house though!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

It's coming right along!! How exciting to be able to add onto your home like this!! Looks like he's doing a great job!

Nancy J said...

Super meal, I must try a roast in my slow cooker, I usually do casseroles or corn silverside, so easy, fall apart when done. Renovations, additions, alterations, it will be so good when all done. Cheers from Jean

Beth said...

The roast looks delicious!!

Chatty Crone said...

I think that pot roast looks so good. I have never seen those two type forks before.

I know you are having a great time looking at things together with your mom.

And your husband is Mr. WOnderful.

sandie

retrorevival.biz said...

Good progress! Can hardly wait to see your final results:)

~Cindy

TexWisGirl said...

i love roast! yum!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congrats on the weight loss! The roast looks amazing!