Lots of things I’m loving right now and as always I’m all over the place. I hope you try or visit these things/places and love them as much as I do.
1) Cocalico Creek Home – https://cocalicocreek.com/. I recently refreshed my home decor which was much needed. I still prefer shopping in a store and this was the perfect place to do it. It’s locally owned and operated and is located across from the outlets on route 30 in Lancaster. I highly recommend checking this place out! Very reasonable prices. Target is also on point with their home decor.
2) Nespresso- I can’t wait to wake up and have my triple shot oat milk latte. My husband and I both have one every morning. It makes us happy ☕️☺️. I’ve ordered a reusable capsule but is taking awhile to arrive. I also love my Bodum milk frother.
3) Bose Revolve Speaker- We listen to a lot of music in our house. We’ve had a portable Bose speaker for many years and it needed replaced. Currently jamming to some 90s punk while I clean and write this post.
The crockpot is my best friend weeknights in the winter. One of my favorite comfort foods is pot roast. I usually do mine in a Dutch oven and add a few more vegetables but children and time don’t always allow for that.
2-3 lbs chuck or sirloin
3-4 carrots sliced into 1-2 inch pieces
3 pieces of celery cut the same way
1 large onion cut into large chunks
Small can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 a beef or chicken bouillon cubed crumbled.
3/4 cup of chicken or beef broth
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
Pat beef with a paper towel and season with S&P, thyme and garlic powder.
Cook on high for 15 minutes on each side.
Add chopped carrots, celery and onions. Add can of crushed tomatoes, broth mixed with bouillon and vinegar. Turn to low and cook 6-8 hours.
Spoon half of the vegetables and sauce to a bowl and purée with an immersion blender. Pull beef and mix with vegetables, puréed sauce and some of the liquid.
1 bunch of asparagus- trimmed and sliced on a diagonal a about an inch long
1 small jar of sun dried tomatoes- sliced
1/2 cup of good quality crumbled feta
Lite Gazebo room dressing or any Greek salad dressing- I don’t measure I just keep adding until I get to the amount I desire
Cook pasta according to box and let cool. Add asparagus to boiling water. Cook one minute then move to a bowl of ice water. Drain and add to a bowl. Then add sun dried tomatoes, feta and cooled pasta. Add desired amount of dressing.