Monday, February 20, 2017

To Die For Crock Pot Roast

Cooler weather makes me long for comfort food, and this recipe is comfort food at it's best. I also love that it's super easy to prepare. My family asks for this roast at least once a week or every other week, and I'm happy to oblige, because it is DELICIOUS! Enjoy!

  • 1 (4-5 lb) beef roast (I prefer chuck roast)
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix 
  • 1 packet dried Italian salad dressing mix 
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • ½ cup water 
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • ¼ cup water 
Directions: Place roast in crock pot. Mix the dried mixes together in a bowl and sprinkle over the roast. Pour the water around the roast. Cook on low for 7-9 hours. Remove roast from the slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp cornstarch and ¼ cup water. Slowly pour into the crock pot and stir. Turn on high and place lid on for 15 minutes. Stir gravy and serve over roast.

(Recipe and photo provided by Stockpiling Moms)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Be My Valentine

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, here are some creative ways to say "I love you". Enjoy!

1. Share five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact.
2. Watch a sunset or sunrise together.
3. Call your parents and thank them for specific things they’ve done for you.
4. Pick out a book and read aloud together.
5. Set up a “media free” day/evening so you can fully focus attention on a loved one.
6. Get fancy. It’s a classic, but dressing up and splurging on a friend or loved one is a timeless way to tell someone you care.
7. Plan “the perfect date.” Do exactly what he or she loves to do, with no strings attached. 
8. Revisit a first date or first meeting place and reminisce about what brought you together, what you’ve learned since and what you’re looking forward to together.
9. Make a handmade Valentine’s Day card. Creative, frame-able and ultra-sweet.
10. Write out an Alphabet of Appreciation. “You are A for Awesome, B for Beautiful, C for ...” (you get the idea).
11. Babysit for free for that couple you know desperately needs a night out.
12. FRESH. BAKED. COOKIES. Need we say more?
13. Handwrite a letter explaining why you love someone—and be specific.
14. Dedicate and perform a karaoke song (in public, of course) to your beloved.
15. ROAD TRIP! Take your love to that place he or she has always truly wanted to go.
16. Surprise someone with an early-morning date. Watch the sky light up, go to a favorite breakfast spot, drink coffee and start the day with a full cup of companionship.
17. “I like you. I love you. I’m proud of you.” Say and mean these three phrases often—affirmation through clear communication is the “chocolate-covered strawberry” of relationships.

(Article and photo courtesy of Relevant Magazine)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February - The Month of Love

WOW! I can't believe we've already made it through one month in 2017. Time is certainly flying by. Now we're headed straight for the month of love! Which holidays will you be celebrating in February?
  • 1st - National Freedom Day and No Politics Day
  • 2nd - Ground Hog Day and Candlemas
  • 3rd - Feed The Birds Day and The Day The Music Died
  • 4th - Create a Vacuum Day, Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, and Thank a Mailman Day
  • 5th - National Weatherman's Day and Superbowl Sunday
  • 6th - Lame Duck Day and National Chopsticks Day
  • 7th - Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day and Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • 8th - Boy Scout Day and Kite Flying Day
  • 9th - National Pizza Day and Toothache Day
  • 10th - Umbrella Day
  • 11th - Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, Make a Friend Day, National Inventors Day, and White T-Shirt Day
  • 12th - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday and Plum Pudding Day
  • 13th - Get a Different Name Day
  • 14th - Ferris Wheel Day, National Organ Donor Day, and Valentine's Day
  • 15th - National Gum Drop Day and Singles Awareness Day
  • 16th - Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • 17th - Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • 18th - National Battery Day and National Drink Wine Day
  • 19th - National Chocolate Mint Day
  • 20th - Cherry Pie Day, Hoodie Hoo Day, Love Your Pet Day, and President's Day
  • 21st - Card Reading Day
  • 22nd - George Washington's Birthday, Be Humble Day, Walking the Dog Day, and International World Thinking Day
  • 23rd - International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day and Tennis Day
  • 24th - National Tortilla Chip Day
  • 25th - Pistol Patent Day
  • 26th - Carnival Day, National Pistachio Day, and Tell a Fairy Tale Day
  • 27th - Polar Bear Day and No Brainer Day
  • 28th - Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday, Floral Design Day, Public Sleeping Day, and National Tooth Fairy Day
  • 29th - Leap Day
Have a wonderful February!
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