Sunday, November 26, 2017

Crockpot Bistro Beef Barbeque

1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup picante sauce
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 beef sirloin tip (4 lbs) (I used 2.5)
4 garlic cloves (I used 1/2 tsp minced)
kaiser rolls
deli coleslaw

Mix first nine ingredients. Cut roast in half; cut slits in roast and insert garlic (I did not, mixed minced garlic in with ingredients). Place in 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 8 to 10 hours.

Remove beef. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker and heat through. Serve on rolls with coleslaw.

Per serving:  411 calories, 11 g. fat, 76 mg chol, 832 mg sod. 49g. carb, 2 g fiber

Monday, November 6, 2017


I wish I knew what he is thinking about.

Update on our Family

Dad has been in and out of the hospital since September 22nd.  We have been through IT.  After collapsing at home with a nurse, he went back into the hospital for four days, and is now in rehabilitation.  On Wednesday, he will move to assisted living, the same facility my mom is in, so they can actually visit and be together.
True Love

Some fun in the madness
His cancer is suspicious, but the biopsy was not enough to determine any course of action.  If we operate, he will die on the operating table, and since the biopsy was inconclusive, chemotherapy is not an option. We will enjoy our time with him until he has to go into hospice care.  I will be with him on Wednesday as we make the transition all day to AL. His apartment is absolutely adorable.
Fun for the boy at Boomerang

I am so thankful to a loving husband and our sweet boy.  They both helped with all the move this weekend....doubly blessed.  Pray for our family.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Warning: Tough Times Ahead

Daddy had surgery on Monday, and collapsed on Wednesday at home.  He is now in the hospital and will be heading into hospice care.  Pray for our family.  I never knew my heart could hurt this much.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

*Adapted from Wegman's Catalog.

2 lbs Stew Beef
1 Container of Wegman's Demi-Glace
1 12 oz jar of Heinz Home Style Gravy (used Bistro Au Jus)
1 cup tomato sauce
1 bag (24 oz) baby gold potatoes
6 oz peeled pearl onion
1 cup red wine
1 Tbsp Thyme leaves

Add beef, demi-glace, tomato sauce, potatoes, thyme, onion, carrots, red wine, to 6-8 quart slow cooker. Stir to combine; cover.

Cook on LOW for 8 hours.