Last night’s dinner

This was super simple but also really satisfying. Cannot possibly say enough nice things about Sara’s salad dressing.

Tonight’s dinner

I need another meal that will babysit itself, feed a lot of people but will also be quite recognizable to my Mom. We’re (Mom, Madison, Stephen) and the Barbeau’s are having dinner at our house after moving offices and scrapbooking today. The slowcooker is going to come to the rescue again. I haven’t quite decided what to do for dessert. Likely it will be chocolate, fruit and some cookies that I have stashed in the freezer.

Sweet and Sour potroast

•1 beef pot roast, about 4 pounds
•2 tablespoons oil
•1 medium onion, sliced
•salt and pepper
•2/3 cup vinegar
•1/2 cup water
•1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
•1/8 teaspoon allspice

Throw everything except the flour in the slowcooker and let burble away at high heat for 8 hours. Just before serving take the meat out and let it rest. Thicken the gravy with a bit of flour and have the whole thing with a nice big green salad, carrots glazed in honey and butter and baby potatoes that have been boiled lightly and tossed in butter.