Monday, January 05, 2015

January #EatInChallenge 2015

I don't know about all of you BUT we have made 2015 to be the year of the Buchmans Back on Track (financially).
One of the easiest ways for us to get back, is to cut out eating out & take out & drive through.  We love it, I hate to admit & at the end of a long work day, it's easier than cooking.

Anywho I am participating in the Eat In Challenge with Networking Witches. Who, by the way, are giving away a $25 Amazon gift card.

So today we did roast the slow cooker.

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Here is what I did.

Roast Beef...mine was probably about 5lbs. (we feed 6 with stretched, I have no idea how! LOL)
Minced Garlic

I do not, I repeat, I do not brown my roast before putting it in the slow cooker.
I am lazy.
Yes, it's true.

So I place the roast in the slow cooker (which is lined with those Reynolds Slow Cooker invention EVER!), then I fork stabbed it to death.  I then season with S&P and about 1TBS of minced garlic.
I added a bit of water, probably about 1/2 inch in depth.  It's always good to have a lil liquid in with what you are cooking.  Plus it helps make an awesome aujous!

When I get home from work it was done.  It takes about 6-8 hours in the slow cooker.  My husband added some cut up potatoes when he turned it on.

We served the roast beef, potatoes, mac & cheese & mixed veggies.
It was a hit...sans the lima beans in the mix one likes them.

Tell me what did you make for dinner tonight?
Are you participating in any sort of challenge?

Let me know.


Reesa Lewandowski

We are in the same position. The only thing our budget truly allows for wiggle room is food. I spend pretty frugally at the grocery store for 4 people - around $600 a month or less. It's the random I'm hungry's when we are out or if I didn't plan well that get us.

Lisa Rupertus

We are trying to eat in more this year as well. I made pulled pork the other night - in the oven- took ALL. DAY. but it was yummy!!!