Wednesday, October 27, 2010


What an appropriate comment for a mummy.

Friday, September 17, 2010


This is the dinner I made for Dad's birthday. The recipe came from Allrecipies - huge number of reviews and ratings (I think the highest I've seen) and VERY simple... Taste was so good I'll actually make it again! You can also make this in a pressure cooker if you didn't get it done earlier! I think I like it that way the best.

1 chuck roast 5-6 lb. fat trimmed (this really is the best cut of meat, but others will work, too)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can water
1 bouillon cube or1 t. beef soup base
sliced mushrooms (my choice) - mushrooms really deepen the flavor of the gravy! Don't omit!!
1 pkg onion soup mix

Combine all ingredients in bottom of crock pot. Add roast and spoon "gravy" on top of it. Cover and cook for hours! I like to cook it at least 12 hours.

1 onion quartered
1 bag baby carrots
yukon gold potatoes, quartered (as many as you want)

Veggies I cooked separately in the pressure cooker.

** I personally don't really like the way the gravy tastes when the carrots are cooked with the meat. I think it gets a little sweet and not as rich and savory. That's why I cooked them separately, but that's strictly my personal preference.

If the gravy is too thin, add a little slurry of cornstarch and water to thicken it up.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Blog Stalking

My search for the perfect rama chicken recipe was put on hold after discovering this beauty of a website. It isn't necessarily a great resource for us unless we suddenly find ourselves in the Chicago area, but it's still a fun idea. I was thinking we could do something similar, allowing our own recipes to count as well. What do you guys think?

Friday, January 22, 2010


For some unexplainable reason, I was trying to divert my attention from my chocolate craving by reading blog posts about chocolate. Crazy, I know. Nevertheless, I just discovered the single most incredible thing in the universe. Homemade chocolate hazelnut spread. I repeat, homemade chocolate hazelnut spread.

She says it's tastier than nutella. More flavorful. I don't even know what to do with this information. Who wants to fly out and try this recipe with me??? Any takers? It won't be the same without you.