Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Long Weekend~

Hi all.  Sorry I have been a bit MIA.  The hubby and I were "grand-dog/puppy" sitting over the holiday weekend for #1 while she was away. Whew, 5 dogs under one roof is exhausting. Fortunately, we have a HUGE yard for them to run in and tire them out!

Her one sweet pup has serious separation anxiety, and whimpers due to it.

I am proud to say however, that come yesterday we had broken him of the habit.  My #1 even called me after she got home to ask what I had done to her dog???!!!  You see, every time she used to leave he would whimper, then bark and whimper when she returned home until she let him out of his crate.  She had run to Target to pick a few things up, and came home to quiet!!  I just told her to call me "the dog whisperer", LOL.

And, yesterday was my sweet hubby's birthday.  He usually doesn't like a lot of fanfare, so I asked him what he would like for dinner and dessert afterwards.  Not surprised, he chose pot roast with mashed potatoes and Boston Cream Pie.

The pot roast and mashed potatoes were a no brainer for me.  Grass-fed Sirloin tip roast, beef stock, onion-quartered, and spices (onion powder, garlic powder, italian seasonings-trust me it is so good, salt and pepper).  Brown the roast on all sides, and then place in crock pot.  Add broth, onion, and spices.  Cook on Low about 7-8 hours.  Melts in your mouth!!  He said it was the best he'd ever had.

Now, as far as the dessert goes, the last time I had made Boston Cream Pie was ages ago and not gluten free by any means.  Knowing my cooking skills back then it was most likely out of a box.

I googled looking for a recipe and found this one. It was easy to prepare, and we had all but 3 ingredients already in our pantry and frig.

Oh man, it was delicious!!

All in all, hubby said it was the best birthday dinner he'd had to date.  Mission accomplished.

I hope to share several other yummy recipes we tried last week tomorrow on "What's for Dinner Wednesday".


Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I don't normally cook my pot roast in the crock pot, but I really need to try it - your method sounds good! Happy Birthday to your hubby - mine is the same - no fanfare needed. I usually bake him some cookies and he is happy :-)

Katie Clooney said...

I could use the dog whisperer with my two crazies. The pot roast and boston cream pie look so delish. I am starved right now. Have a great week, Lauren!

Laura said...

Men just don't get birthdays like we do! I've been celebrating all day!! That cake looks devine, you "dog whisperer." Ha! That cracked me up!!

Allison said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Looks like a delicious dinner Lauren. I was just talking about pot roast to my hubby yeaterday. I've never made it in the crock pot. Sounds simple and that it would turn out very moist and juicy. Yummy! The Boston Cream pie looks scrumptious. Hope you have a great week!

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

I'm going to use this pot roast recipe - I just made beef bone broth last week and was looking for something to use it with. Thanks for sharing! :)

Michele @ The Joyful Home said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! That pot roast looks relish, and I can't wait to get the recipe for your Boston Cream Pie!

Rustown Mom said...

It sounds like your work was cut out for you with the doggie(s). Like having a house full of kids, almost! I will try that roast recipe - looks really good and tender in the photo! Happy Birthday to Hubby, too. Mine has one coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm sure he will request pie. (:

Mocadeaux said...

Pot roast is one of those yummy comfort foods that just makes any day special! Five dogs under one roof?!?!?! My hat is off to you on that one. I'm pretty sure that I would have lost my mind!!

On Being Bianca ... said...

Boston Creme Pie is seriously my fave! That looks amazing! xx, b