Monday, March 30, 2009

Pot Roast - Laundry - Lunch -Granola

I had a busy day today. Soon after I got up I got the slow cooker going. The pot roast is ready for tomorrow. It is a chuck roast. On sale for $2.50 a pound. That seems so high for a sale. It was nicely marbled and I didn't cook it until it fell a apart... so it should be good.

It was also garbage day, so I gathered the garbage and rolled the can out to the roadside. So much easier to do with the driveway paved.

Then there was laundry to do. I have them all folded...oops need to put that last load away. I also loaded the bags to give to the Salvation Army into the car trunk. I didn't get them there last week.... remember the driveway was being paved, so that made it too far to tote the bags to the car. After Frank's doctor's appointment tomorrow I'll drop them off. Maybe one day I'll take the time to wander through the store.

Frank wanted steak for today... mmm sounds too much like the pot roast to me. Well it taste a lot different. Different cut of meat and different seasonings. We had a microwaved baked potato on the side along with baby carrots. The carrots were beginning to grow whiskers, so time to use them. I boiled the carrots, drained and added a bit of butter... well Smart Balance... and a little bit of brown sugar and simmered... oh and Frank wanted a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg in them. They turned out pretty good.

I made biscuits today. It has been a while since I've made any. Most of the time I just poke some Pillsbury frozen biscuits in the oven. They just aren't the same as a homemade buttermilk biscuits. I made the biscuits a bit smaller today... a better portion size for Frank and probably me too.

I also made granola today. It has been a while since I've made it too. The recipe is over in my recipe blog: Zaroga's Granola. I really think the recipe would be just as good with about half the oil. I've made a note to try that next time I make it. It is good with milk or it could be used for a yogurt topping.

Here is a picture of the granola and the leftover biscuits.

I had granola tonight for my supper and it was good. Tomorrow morning will I eat granola or will I cut a couple of biscuits in half and slather with butter (Smart Balance), sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar and pop under the broiler... stay tune :-)


Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night. -- Leo Aikman



  1. Sounds like a productive day Zaroga. It is so nice to get some baking done and then everything be ready for the days you have dr appts. You are smart to plan ahead. Let us know how it goes tomorrow and Wed.

  2. Wow, you had one busy day but I would have much rather been doing what you were doing than working behind a desk. :)

  3. I'm making your granola for looks so yummy. Seems like everyone is busy lately.

  4. I'm going to zip over and see your granola recipe, have you shared your biscuit recipe and how to also?

    I can never remember to take my donation things with me when we are by the drop off spots, how smart to have yours in the trunk all ready to go. I know you are enjoying that concrete drive:)

  5. I've made granola by that recipe before and it was really good. I agree about cutting the fat tho.


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