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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Slow Cooker Roast & Potatoes

Hey friends!

This weekend was a pretty laid back one for Wade and I. We went out for supper with his parents one night, spent Saturday watching Netflix all day, and I cleaned the house a little on Sunday. I did, however, get one thing accomplished…I decided to switch up my usual roast recipe. The verdict? Amazing!!!

Seriously, it was one of the best roasts that I’ve ever had. Before, mine was a little dry and pretty bland. This time I added more seasoning, liquids, and vegetables.

Wade was a bit of a critic and claimed that he’s not a “roast guy“.

I know I know…I’m so nice that I let him sleep in the house after telling me that. 😂 I mean how can you not be a roast person…? 🙄

Anyway, here’s what you really came for. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pound beef roast (chuck or rump)

  • 1 packet of onion soup mix

  • 1/2 cup of water

  • 1/2 cup of Coca-Cola (Coke)

  • 3/4 of one large can of cream of mushroom soup

  • Seasoning (we used Lawry’s)

  • Salt & pepper

  • Little gold potatoes

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker or place liner inside

  2. Place roast in slow cooker

  3. Sprinkle a small amount of seasoning, salt, and pepper on roast

  4. Mix the packet of onion soup, cream of mushroom, water, and Coca-Cola together in a mixing bowl

  5. Pour mix over top of the roast

  6. Rinse off / clean off the little potatoes (or cut up potatoes) and place them in slow cooker

  7. Sprinkle small amount of seasoning on potatoes

  8. Cook on low for 8 hours (or 4 hours on high setting)

  9. Serve and enjoy!

My recipe rating: 5 out of 5 stars! I loved it!

Lilac Sweater

Hey friends!

I’ve been dying to do a fashion post for a few weeks, I just haven’t had the opportunity to take some pictures in the day light and have some decent weather 😅.

It has been cold and snowing quite a bit lately, but this sweater gives me spring feels. Just what I need this time of year!

I hope you all had a great Valentines Day! I spent mine at work and did some household chores when I got home.

My boyfriend and I went to a local bar had some food and a drink there. (I’ve been craving cheese ball so I was excited to finally get those!)

We popped in “The Lucky One when we got home ” (great movie! How can’t it be with Zac Efron, right?! 😉), a pretty laid back evening.

Anyway, I got this sweater as a gift from my mom this past Christmas. It was on my list and I was stoked when I opened the package and saw this beaut. 😍

It’s from express and is on sale for about $36! It’s very comfortable and soft. Also, be aware that is not very long on the torso. I chose to get a size XS, as this is what I usually am.

 

 

Thanks for reading!

Sea Salt Living Room

Hey there!

A few weeks ago I decided that I couldn’t handle my fireplace wall anymore. There was too much going on for me to enjoy it and something was just off about it. My first thought was to paint every other board the same grey (Gatherings) as my dining room.

I tested it out on half of the wall, but it just made the room feel a bit gloomy. The paint color came off more of a beige tone on the wood. Not being totally sold on the muddy stripes, I used some of my left over Sea Salt color on the other half of the gigantic wall.

Sea Salt gave a better vibe, but I wasn’t sold on the stripes. I decided to paint the entire wall blue. The blue against the other stark white walls still wasn’t cutting it. So there I was, painting the entire room Sea Salt. I was hesitant at first… contemplated whether to paint it white all over again or to start it on fire (just kidding… maybe).

All this work wasn’t for nothing, right? So, I bought new curtains and switched out my clock for the mirror in my office. It’s official, it’s blue! I love the coastal farmhouse look and this really brings that out. It feels more clean, comfortable, and relaxing than bright white.

My only remaining fear is if I will miss the different colors in my décor against the white walls. I figure this is a good challenge for me. I can play with neutrals in my décor, but also seeing what other colors will play well with the blue.

Let me know how you feel about the change! I will probably be getting more décor/switching some out in the future…but I just wanted to get this post up so I could finally reveal to you all what I have been up to!

Have a great weekend everybody!


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Simple Slow Cooker BBQ Drumsticks

Hey there friends! I just wanted to share the new meal that I made last week.

This is a great meal for people getting out on their own and trying to get the hang of things. It’s also great for those on a tight budget and those who just don’t have time to cook. Maybe you’re going through a renovation and are stuck without an oven??

All this recipe consists of is two ingredients:

  • 10 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 bottle of BBQ sauce (18oz)

Instructions:

  1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray
  2. Place drumsticks in slow cooker
  3. Cover
  4. Cook on high for 3 hours
  5. After 3 hours, drain juices from slow cooker
  6. Pour entire bottle of barbecue sauce over drumsticks
  7. Cover again
  8. Cook for another 30 minutes on high or until chicken is done.

Wow. That was easy, right?

I’m not sure if I have mentioned this yet, but we don’t have an oven. Honestly, we haven’t in two years or so.

We live off Crock-pot, skillet, stovetop, Pizzaz, and microwave meals. You’d be surprised what you can make without an oven.

Although we have been getting by, an oven would be very convenient. It also would come in handy for chicken recipes.

I would rank this recipe as a 3 out of 5 stars. I thought it was alright, but Wade wasn’t a huge fan.

I’m not the biggest barbecue sauce lover, so I wasn’t expecting to fall in love.

Wade likes the flavor more than I, but the texture was too “mooshy” for him. It was nice and tender but maybe…too tender (is there such a thing???)

I think it was missing the crispy texture that an oven or skillet provides.

If anyone has a solution to this problem, let me know! There is always more room for knowledge and improvement!