While looking for a recipe to use for a cut of meat I got at a reduce price last week, I ended up at one of my favorite sites – Crockpot365. I found what I was looking for, and boy oh boy does it ever smell good in the crockpot right now.
The Red Wine & Cranberries Glazed Pot Roast cooked overnight while we all slept. I wanted to make sure it turned out okay before lunch time when there would be 3 hungry kids and 2 hungry adult wanting to eat. It did look “burned” at first, just like she said it might, but in turning it over I realized it wasn’t really burned at all. The flour and juices that were on top had just turned a dark color.
Being up late at night last night, when I should be sleeping, I of course had to look through the list for some other new recipes. That always seems to be the way it works. The search initially began for soup recipes to try now before winter time. It did not stay in that category very long, as I began to see other recipes I was interested in. Several made it on the list this week, while other were added to my upcoming menus on Plan To Eat.
The use of the crockpot during this season, both in life and the year, is helpful. Not only does it help keep the house cooler, but with an extra kid most days it means I have more time to pay attention to them. Added in the fact that all 3 kids have food issues, meal times can still be a trial at times. Our kids have gotten over most of their issues, though I saw a resurgence yesterday while at a party with a counter full of food at their finger tips. It is a battle they may never fully overcome, but hopefully we can begin to instill habits that will help them combat this as they get older. One of the habits I want them to learn is to plan a menu. They may be too young right now to do so, but by making it a normal part of their life and them seeing me do it, I’m hoping it will be a pretty seamless transition when they are older.
Meals marked with an * are recipes I’m trying this week.
- Leftovers from freezer – french toast, frozen fruit (diced apples, etc.)
- Cereal, bananas
- Chocolate Chip Monkey Muffins (made with coconut oil)
- Basic Crepes
- Eat out
- Red Wine & Cranberries Glazed Pot Roast*, mashed potatoes with sour cream, steamed carrots, peas
- Pulled Pork Egg Rolls
- Dad’s Meatloaf with Tomato Relish
- Healthy Slow Cooked Tikka Masala*
- Grilled Peaches and Pork
- Chicken Enchiladas, rice
- BLTs, cucumber salad, cantaloupe and Creme Brulee* (in the crockpot)
- Tomato soup, corn bread
- Falafel, Fresh Vegetables Over Couscous
For more ideas also check out This Week For Dinner.
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