My last day of fall break. It was a very short day, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I started off with one of my favorite breakfasts.
Spiced Apple oats.
- 1/2 cup of old fashion oats
- 1 cup of water
- 2 T apple butter/pumpkin butter. I used a mix of both to equal 2 Tablespoons
- 1/4 cup of Big Apple granola
- 1 T almond butter.
1. Cook oats until desired consistency.
2. Add the rest on top.
The rest of the day, I have to admit, I napped. A LOT. And coughed. A LOT. and slept some more. And coughed more. And whined a little. okay, a lot. In between the coughing and whining, I slept. I couldn’t keep my head up. The medicine is knocking me out.
I did remember to put dinner in the crock pot so it could cook all day. I tried a new recipe again, from Clean Eating magazine (no link found..in print form only). This was Braised Beef which I turned into Slow Cooker Beef. And I added wine, which is a clean food, in my opinion. Just like dark chocolate. Only I didn’t put dark chocolate in my beef. Not yet anyway 😉
That’s a whole lot of good in that pot. Beef and Vegetables
- London broil (or 12-16 oz of stew meat, pot roast, similar braising cut of beef)
- 1 T. olive oil
- 1 Yellow onion, sliced thin
- 2 1/2 cups of beef broth
- 1 cup of red wine (or just add another cup of broth. Liquid should be 3 1/2 cups total of either wine/broth, or just broth)
- 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 turnips peeled cubed
- 5 cloves of garlic
- rosemary and parsley, chopped
1. Pat beef dry. Heat skillet with oil. Sear on each side about 5 minutes each side. Remove.
2. Add onions to skillet, reduce heat to medium, and let caramelize 10 minutes.
3. Layer the turnips, carrots, and garlic in the crock. Top with seared beef. Top with onions, rosemary, and parsley.
4. Pour a little broth in the pan, deglazing it by scraping up any leftover bits of beef and onion (tons of flavor in these). Pour this over vegetables. Add the remaining liquid.
5. Cook on low 6-7 hours.
What amazed me was I forgot I was eating turnips. They took on the flavors of the beef and wine and had cooked enough to have the same consistency as potatoes.
Back to the grind tomorrow. I’m ready to speed through the next 3 days and then I’m off to Mississippi to see my family…and Jackson!! I can’t wait to see his little face and hear his voice. He’s going to show me how keys work and what to do with a fish 😉