Today was a little different than my usual Monday's but that is okay. :) First here is what I ate:
Breakfast: Same as a few other mornings.
1/2 Cup of Whole Grain Quick Cooking Oatmeal with Brummel and Brown Butter, Cinnamon, Truvia, and Brown Sugar.
1 Cup Skim Milk
Vitamins and Antibiotics
Lunch: 2 Slices Sara Lee 45 Calories and Delightful with 6 slices of Smoked Turkey, 1 slice of 2% American Cheese, Romaine Lettuce, and Dijon Mustard.
About 15 Chips
Dinner: Homemade Deer Roast with Frank's Red Hot Sauce
(This is one of my favorite meals!!!)
Venison Roast Recipe
(You can use Beef too)
About 2lbs of Deer Roast or 1 Chuck Roast
1 Pkg of Lipton Onion Soup Mix (I use generic)
1-2 Cans of Fat Free or Reduced Sodium Cream of Mushroom Soup
1-2 Cans of Fat Free Beef Broth
1 bag of Carrots (pre-cut and washed, not a huge bag)
8-10 Yellow Gold Potatoes - quartered (or you can use red potatoes)
Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Put meat, onion mix, cream of mushroom soup, and beef broth in a deep casserole type dish.
Cook meat for 4 hours.
Add Potatoes and Carrots then cook an additional 1 Hour. Or until veggies are soft when pierced.
Put meat in crock pot. Cover with Onion Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, and Beef Broth. I stir the juices to break up the cream of mushroom soup to make it look more creamy.
Cook on low for about 4 hours until meat is brown. Then add potatoes and carrots and cook about 3-4 more hours on high or until potatoes & carrots are soft.
You can cook it on high for 2-3 hours and then add veggies and cook a few more hours until veggies are soft.
I usually use 2 cans each to cover the meat in the crock pot so the meat doesn't dry out. You can also add beer if you don't have an extra can of beef broth, to make more liquid. I feel like adding water may take away the flavor?
Let me know what you think. This recipe was adapted from my former step-mom. :) She's an amazing cook!
I had the 20 month old little boy today, we will call him B. I usually have him on Tuesday's and Wednesday's but with me being sick last week and then he got sick, we added an extra day to today.
I got up...very tired. Some days I just don't wanna! LOL. Especially in the winter time when my bed is nice and warm and soft. It's cold outside of the covers...brrrr...
I got ready and made my oatmeal breakfast.
The other kids were dropped off and I got them on the bus for school. Caleb woke up and I got him changed and dressed for the day.
I collected the laundry and started a load to finish what I didn't finish yesterday. Caleb and I cuddled for a while until B showed up.
I got to meet his daddy, but not under good circumstances. B's grandpa had a heart attack last week and from what B's daddy says, it isn't looking good. B's grandma passed away in April of this year. So sad for his family right now.
B is recovering from a double ear infection, so he was fussy and clingy. He is a daddy's boy for sure. I felt bad for the little guy but eventually he came around and played.
Caleb still has a hard time with sharing and playing fair. He has never played with a younger kid before so it is an adjustment for him.
I started roast for tonights dinner and cleaned up the kitchen.
I am constantly playing referee. Don't hit him, don't push him, be nice, share...ahh. LOL.
Lunch time is probably my favorite. B eats really well. A little more on the messy side than I am used to but he eats. He is quiet and confined to his chair for a while. Caleb is hit and miss lol. Sometimes he eats and other times he is just snacking. All-in-all they are both good boys though.
I lay B down for nap and let Caleb play for a little while. Then I have him lay down. I continue to do laundry and bring loads up to be folded throughout the day.
I add potatoes and carrots. I changed the setting to high so it will be ready by the time Jerry gets home.
B wakes up and I entertain him until Caleb wakes up. Not to long after that it is snack time and the bus drops off the other kids.
I entertain all of the kids until their parents show up.
I suppose this is like a day in the life of. LOL.
After dinner, I tried to catch up on my fellow blogger's posts. I think I may have to many I am following. But I am truely trying my best to read them all and make a comment on them.
Once caught up, I posted my blogs.
Plus we are watching Dexter and Walking Dead. I don't think I am paying attention to the shows. :/ and I love Dexter...but it is what it is. :)