Roasted Asparagus

Wanna guess how I know when Spring is coming?

When Asparagus goes on sale!

Asparagus goes on sale only 2 weeks out of the year, am I right? Usually, it is a treat to buy a bunch of asparagus because it can run between $3-$4 for one small bunch.

This week it was on sale for $1.60, hallelujah! I couldn’t pass it up.

My hubster isn’t a huge fan of these delightful green stalks, but he’ll eat it to appease me. Our toddler wouldn’t touch it, but I’ll convert him sooner or later!

When you want to enjoy these delicious early spring green vegetables the best way is the simplest way, deliciously roasted with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Perfection… Continue reading “Roasted Asparagus”

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Slow Cooker Cajun Pot Roast

This roast was hollerin’ at me from the freezer.

You know how it is. You stock up the freezer when meat is on sale and you have to get creative when you’re trying to use it up. I have recently made my favorite Classic Pot Roast so I needed something a little different to spice things up.

Ha! I sure did that! I took my classic pot roast for a fun and delicious Cajun spin.

This slow cooker Cajun pot roast was so easy but packed a serious flavor punch. I love making a big roast and re-purposing the meat for different meals throughout that week, that’s called thrifty kitchen sense. I just made that up. But it’s a good idea. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Cajun Pot Roast”

Slow-Cooker Zesty Italian Beef: Part One

The days are cooling down and I am practically beside myself with glee.

Fall is the BEST time of the year. Don’t try to tell me otherwise, I’ll fight you!

Cooler weather means I can wear comfy sweaters, eat warm comforting soup, and enjoy the beautiful change happening to the leaves outside.

Warm comfy clothes makes me happy.

Comfort food makes me happy.

Food makes me happy.

I’m glad we cleared that up.

On the topic of food, this Zesty Italian beef makes me VERY happy! When I first tried it I was worried that I had made a terrible mistake and ruined an entire roast, but thank goodness I was not disappointed!

Sure, it sounds a bit strange to cook a roast with a whole jar of pickled peppers but for goodness sake if it didn’t result in the most tender and seriously flavorful meat you ever did taste! Continue reading “Slow-Cooker Zesty Italian Beef: Part One”

Leftover Pot Roast Soup

Remember that delightful pot roast I shared with you the other day? Of course you do! Well, it has been reborn into an amazingly delicious, and wallet friendly meal that will feed an army!

You want to give new life to your leftovers? Turn it into soup.

I’m pretty sure that was my mothers answer to most leftovers. Leftover chicken? Chicken and noodle soup! Leftover beef? Beef and noodles or vegetable beef soup! And so on… Turning your leftovers into soup is a great way to bring new life to sad leftovers. Not to mention it is a great way to stretch your meals when the wallet is feeling a little light.

With my pot roast I turned it into a delicious vegetable beef soup and oh my goodness, I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to have big containers of this waiting for me in our freezer. Chock full of vegetables and all of the wonderful flavors from the pot roast made this soup so flavorful!

Psssst! Here is another bonus- it’s super healthy! Continue reading “Leftover Pot Roast Soup”

Classic Pot Roast

What says “home cooked meal” better than a delicious, fall-apart, pot roast? If there is any meal you want to master it is the classic pot roast. Everything cooks together slow and low to create a delightfully tender roast and perfect vegetables to go with it.

My choice of meat always depends on the sales at our grocery market so I leave the cut of beef up to you. Today, I used a cheap rump roast but guess what… it was still delicious and tender by supper time!

The best part of this meal? How simple it is to make! Simple ingredients, very few steps, and wonderful results. Yummy! Continue reading “Classic Pot Roast”

Slow Cooker Roast with Onion Gravy

While growing up my mother rarely made a roast unless there was a great deal at the supermarket, which meantΒ we normally ate a lot of macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, salmon patties, and chicken ‘n noodles over mashed potatoes. My mother was a good cook, but we had a very tight budget and she usually did not have the energy to prepare anything extravagant. She was a single mother who worked very hard. I don’t blame her for choosing meals that were easy to make! Now that I have a six month old rolling around all over the place, I am worn out by the end of the day and definitely prefer easy meals at this point in time. One of my go-to and easy dinners is Slow-Cooker Roast with Onion Gravy. You may have seen this recipe floating around Pinterest, but I have tweaked it a little to make it my own (I can’t help but meddle a little bit). This roast is so easy and delicious that I get very excited when it is on the menu. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Roast with Onion Gravy”