Daggone good pot roast recipe


Delicious Pot Roast

I found this Many Meals Pot Roast recipe a couple of months ago on one of my favorite recipe websites, allrecipes.com, and we absolutely love it. I made it today and my youngest had three helpings. She doesn’t even weigh 20 pounds yet, so hopefully that tells you something about the deliciousness of the recipe. The recipe meets my criteria because it has few and simple ingredients, most of which you probably have in your pantry/fridge right now:

  • beef chuck roast
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • onion
  • carrot
  • celery
  • diced tomatoes
  • beef stock

This is actually a sponsored recipe so I was skeptical at first, as I am of all sponsored things online, but after reading the reviews, I decided to try it. I did make several changes including only using 1 pound of meat, half an onion, 3 carrots, 3 celery strips, one can of tomatoes and stock as needed. I cooked the meat in oil like the recipe says, pulled the meat out and put it in the crock pot, then added the veggies to the pan with tons of spices like basil, thyme garlic powder, and parsley, as well as the salt and pepper. I added the stock and tomatoes to get the yumminess off the bottom of the pan, brought the mixture to a boil then poured it all in the crock pot on top of the meat. I cooked it 3.5 hours on high, then cut it down to low for about 2.5 hours. So six hours total cook time in the crock pot. We serve this meal over egg noodles and have yet to have leftovers. I will have to double or triple the recipe next time so we can freeze some.

Photo thanks to allrecipes.com.

Easy Red Lentil Dhal recipe

I made this recipe tonight, from Pinch of Yum’s website, and it was awesome. This is one of the coolest blogs I’ve seen, they have fantastic photos, and a cool section called “Making Money from a Food Blog” that walks you through the steps of monetizing your blog, as well as offering great insider information. If you are looking for whole food recipes, or potentially starting your own blog, check them out.

I love learning new recipes, but Indian always surprises me at how simple it is. Okay, honestly I’ve made Indian food like three times, and I always choose recipes with a short ingredient list, so maybe I’m judging this food without really knowing. But anyway, the husband and I loved the Dhal recipe. The kids are going to have to have it about 9 more times before they fully adopt it. There is this saying about kids having to try things 10 times before they like it, and I’m a full believer in that theory, at least with my youngest. I’ve had to offer food to her over and over, and it seems like she has to learn the flavor and texture before she will accept the food. She even spit out the icing on her cake. She quickly picked up more and tried again, never looking back, but at first she was uninterested.

Anyway, if you like Indian food, have some time this weekend, and can find red lentils at the store, try this recipe. Happy Friday ya’ll!