Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Try It Tuesday

Okay, so I missed my recipe post last week but I was out of town.  We were all suppose to go to Colorado, but it ended up just being us girls.  Tim had a conference for work there and thought we could all go so I could hang with the sudo parents while he was doing that.  Well there was a change of plans and they needed Tim at work more so.  I was really bummed because I was so ready to go and just get away.  I thought hard about it and decided I was going to brave the 12 hour drive myself with the 2 little ones.  Wow,  that was an experience.  Willow's car sickness reared it's ugly head 3 times in the first hour of the second day drive.  Not really fun at all.  I do have to say I am really thankful for my van though.  I see it in a whole new light. I also found that Dramamine makes stuff for little kids.  YES!!!!  They didn't knock her out but they worked.  I wasn't really on top of it for the ride back and should have given her more because she about got sick 20 minutes from home.  Thankfully it did not happen.

The recipe I tried this time was three envelope Pot Roast Sliders.  It was really tender and had good flavor.  I had made this before with a different cut and it was way more tender.  It was still good though.  There is always plenty for left overs and they are still just as good. 

3 Envelope Pot Roast
1 beef roast
1 cup water
1 cup salsa
packet of aujus
packet of Italian seasoning mix
packet of onion soup mix


Mix all the ingredients above and pour over the roast.  

 Cook on high for 8-10 or low for 4-5 hours.

 I made sliders out of this so I used a bakery hamburger bun and melted Swiss cheese on it and served it up. A good roll to use is the King's Hawaiian rolls.

This recipe is really worth a try if you have problems with always getting a dry roast. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My World in Pictures

This post is going to be mostly in pictures.  I also want to try something different to hopefully get me to blogging and getting my camera out more.  There is a method to my madness of doing so too.  I pin a lot of food recipes from pinterest and I notice that others do as well.  I want to try out what I have pinned and let you all know how it was.  I think to many of us see the pic, think it looks good but never really try out the recipe.  I know I have pinned things, tried it and it was gross.  This lets you know what my thoughts are on something and if it is worth pinning for a future time to cook.  I figured the pictures taken in the process will help my photo skills that need a little more help.  I have decided to call this recipe blog entry, Try It Tuesday.  So obviously the posts will be on every Tuesday. 
I will start off with one now since it is Tuesday and I have one that I already tried out.  It was really quick to do.  My photos are not that great because one I was rushed.

It is mozzarella sticks.  It was a good one for me to try because I had everything on hand too. 

Mozzarella Sticks
Won ton wrappers or egg roll wrappers
Olive Oil
Marinara sauce

Use as many mozzarella sticks you want and cut in half if you are using won ton wrappers. I used won ton because that is what I already had.
 Wrap the cheese up by starting in the corner and fold in the sides as you go.

 Heat up as much olive oil as you want. I just used a little and turned the sticks to get cooked on all sides sides. Cook the loose end down so it stays in place when turning the cheese stick.

Once you have cooked all sides, then them on a paper towel to get excess oil off.  
Serve with a side of warm marinara for dipping.

I thought it was a little bland.  It definitely needed more flavor.  I think with the bread crumb method, you can add spices and Parmesan cheese to the breading mixture.  The cheese was not really that warm as to where you would take a bite and it would be stringy.  If I had let it cook a little more then the wrapper would have burned.  Will I make this again?  Maybe in a pinch and if I had all the ingredients on hand. 

Now whats going on outside my kitchen per say.

We started giving Charlee cereal.  She likes it but can't really get the spoon concept down.  It is getting better though.

We have three windows in the hallway to the girls rooms and the animals like to lay in the afternoon sun here.  I have yet to get the dogs and cat in each "window".
The hook that I hang my kitchen towel on has been useful to other things around here to Willow.  She has been fascinated by it and I keep finding different items there but the towel. 
Last week it was super windy here.  It made everything so dusty.  Then just a little light rain mixed in made things really dirty.  Our vehicles looked like we went down a dirt road.  The windows on the house were horribly dirty.  The dust just made the sky so hazy.  This is dust in the air, not rain or smog.
This morning I found this in the cat bowl and I was kind of frightened by it because I had no clue what it was until I realized it was a ginormous hairball. 
Something I don't have a picture of is our garden.  All of it is officially dead.  We need to figure out our soil and work with it so we can be more successful with our garden.

I will leave you with some pictures of my growing baby. Have a great day week.