the pugs are snoring, not softly as would be poetic and beautiful, but loud, wet snores as pugs are wont to do with their tiny turned up noses. the oscars are on, low so not to keep my brother awake. he had an exciting weekend and he got a new harley and went on his first ride today.
i didn't get my new bed and comforter set up today, but that is okay. there are other days. today i focused on my thoughts and puttering around the house. grocery shopping and cooking seem to be sunday activities these days. today was a pot roast. i did it a new way (to me) with searing the veg and meat before putting them in the slow cooker. such a simple thing but my oh my did it turn out delish. even me, the anti-onion girl loved the sweet onions that were fried in the olive oil and added in as a rich, deep base to the mix. it was a take-off on the pioneer woman's pot roast and tweaked to suit me. onion quartered, seared and softened. remove and add carrots - oh my how the browned carrots tasted so so so good. the the roast, generously salted and peppered and browned in a very hot skillet. tipped together in the crock (next time i will hold back the carrots a bit before adding as they got a bit mushy). add in a can of beef consume and a can of cream of mushroom. in the mean time, i cooked the mushrooms and added too. after a bit, i added in quartered baby yukon gold potatoes.
i played with flowers, washed clothes and watched some movies. 17 again was a good surprise - better than i expected. i feel almost dirty thinking how beautiful zack efron is. but man, he is a gorgeous boy.
hope you had the most beautiful weekend. while my wasn't the most exciting (in fact it was pretty mundane)...it was still just perfect. just perfect because i realize how very blessed that i am. and that is the most comforting thing ever.
now, i'm closing for real i've run on longer than i like. please tell me what you've discovered this weekend.
Love how you spent your day and the pot roast sounds divine. We had lamb for dinner and it was very good. The temp went up to 50 degrees and I had no jacket on in the sun. Bliss!ReplyDelete
I so loved 17 again...just a good fun movie! That pot roast sounds delish...one of my faves. Oh and I checked out your tumblr site. AWESOME!!! So honored to be included and surrounded by all those gorgeous photos. xoxoReplyDelete
Both the pot roast and your weekend sound divine. I enjoy my slow weekends when I have them.ReplyDelete
Your weekend sound wonderful, I make a mean pot roast, my secret the juice from pickles....we like it. We barbecued this weekend, weather was nice and did not do much of anything other than putzing. It was perfect. Take care Char, glad you finally got your comforter even though it is a different one. take care. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
your sharing is always a highllight in word and image char ..i discovered being a mother of a high school & college senior is tiring ...ReplyDelete
I discovered chocolate brownies topped with coffee ice cream! I don't think I've ever eaten them that way. Hm, they'd have made a perfect dessert to your pot roast ;)ReplyDelete
Oh my Char. I love reading the pot roast recipe. I just said to my husband, "Let do pot roast tonight for dinner."ReplyDelete
Sounds like a very productive weekend. That's the way I do my pot roast, too, except usually in the oven because I never remember to get the CP out early enough.ReplyDelete
my son was the first to spot the purple little crocuses popping up from te ground...of course we all had to run and see them, it's such a feeling of knowing that winter is almost behind us for another year and spring and then summer...ahh.ReplyDelete
your weekend sounds lovely!
Happy new week ahead!
i love a sunday like that. cooking. puttering, movies, flowers. glad you enjoyed.ReplyDelete
what a lovely post! i am starving just hearing describe your meal...ReplyDelete
Lol, I thought that movie was pretty good too! I am always being subject to those teen/tween movies and most are baaaaaad so this surprised me.ReplyDelete
I loved reading about your weekend. Ours was mundane too but after a hectic week, it's perfect. I imagine that is how you felt too.
love and kisses sweets,
I love mundane weekends....in fact, most of mine really are quite mundane yet they feel glorious to me :)ReplyDelete
and that searing with pot roast is how I've done it for years....momma taught me years ago that that was the only way to keep the juices inside, but I haven't ever sauteed the vegetables ahead of time....I'm going to try that for sure !
I wish my screen had been a scratch and sniff screen :)
Your pot roast sounds heavenly. Now I'm curious to try my hand at it. I actually had an amazing gourmet handburger this weekend with a heavenly bottle of wine shared with a date and it was pretty yummy...That photo with the blue canning jar is so lovely--thought of you when I was at the fleamarket yesterday, they had a bunch of them at one booth, but again too expensive :) I will stumble on the right ones soon, I just know it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the birthday wishes Char! Hope your Monday is a sweet one!
xo Mary Jo
i felt guilty watching 17 again, too! zack efron is just gorgeous! and he did a great job in that role.ReplyDelete
doesn't it make all the difference? that browning before hand. yum!ReplyDelete
I found the most magnificent trees this weekend on a walk with my friend. We shared a polaroid camera back and forth. Such an amazing day.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Char. And oh yes, browning makes all the difference doesn't it?ReplyDelete
We (actually my husband) grilled this weekend -- our first of the season -- and hiked the park with our friends.
Oh and Zach Efron? Totally gorgeous!
I'm a big fan of mundane. Huge in fact.ReplyDelete
I laughed when I saw your mushroom photo. It reminded me of Julia Child and her plea to "not crowd the mushrooms." It's true! They do get much browner and have more flavor. Who knew?
Mundane is good. I love playing with flowers and anything else I can photograph inside in natural light. And Zack Efron...oh my-don't even get me started...he is beautiful!!! I feel like a teenager while watching his movies and if I was one I would have his posters all over my bedroom. Hehehehhheeeee :)ReplyDelete
I really want a new comforter, I keep thinking about it. I hope I can find what I want and that I can afford it. I also hope I can find some energy to enjoy all that is around me lately...ReplyDelete