I love lazy weekends and this one was no different. Got in a little cleaning, minimal blogging (check out SoloTravelGirl.com for the latest), zero exercise (with the exception of a walk to CVS) and some cooking today. Today's culinary creations: pot roast, banana muffins, and corn muffins.
I've never made a pot roast and successfully accomplished the task today with my crock pot. Used the locally raised grass-fed beef and followed this recipe on About.com. It was incredibly simple and results are oh, so delish! The beef is so tender it's falling off the bone. Yum!
After putting the goods in the crock pot this morning I made a batch of banana walnut muffins using this recipe on the Cat Can Cook blog. I modified it a bit and used 4 bananas, 1 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and included chopped walnuts in the dough and on top. In the immortal words of Rachael Ray, yummo!
Decided I needed cornbread muffins and since I have four boxes sitting in the pantry, pulled one out. They turned out OK but are the consistency of sedimentary rocks! They aren't hard as granite and don't necessarily crumble but they aren't soft. Cheese I had on hand in the freezer was added and rather than cow milk used vanilla soy milk. Maybe that had something to do with it! But, drenched in honey they taste alright.
Dinners for the week? Check, done!