When fast food is getting boring or you need some real food in your diet, you'll turn to this pot roast time after time. In just a couple of steps, and in one pot, you'll be able to put the pot in the oven and walk away, letting the ingredients themselves do all the cooking for you.
4-5 pound chuck roast, well marbled
1 onion, quartered
3 carrots, cut in bite-sized pieces
salt and pepper
fresh rosemary and thyme
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
2. Heat olive oil in large pot over medium-high heat. This is the same pot you're going to cook everything in, so make it a big one!
3. Brown the onions in the hot oil and remove. Brown the carrots and remove.
4. Add a little more oil if necessary. Generously coat the roast with salt and pepper. Brown all sides in the hot oil. Remove.
5. Deglaze the pan with broth, scraping up all the little brown bits, until simmering.
6. Add the roast, onion and carrots back into the broth. Add 3-4 springs each of rosemary and thyme. Add more broth, until the roast is about half covered.
7. Put the lid on the pot and place in the oven. Cook about an hour per pound, so plan on about 4-5 hours of cook time.
8. Allow the roast to rest for a few minutes before slicing. Actually, it will probably fall apart when you pull it out of the pot, which is a very, very good thing.
One of the characteristics of a woman who is leading a victorious Christian life is virtue. A virtuous woman is willing to conform to both moral and divine law, someone who glows with purity and goodness. Sounds like an overwhelming goal, doesn't it? Well, just like everything else in our lives, God has given us exactly what we need to triumph in the virtues He would have us attain.
"And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman" (Ruth 3:11).
Ruth was a poor widow, one who chose to leave her native Moab for her mother-in-law's home town of Bethlehem. She was given the choice to stay behind, but her relationship with Naomi was more important. Ruth was devoted to both her former family and the new family that would greet them (Ruth 4:15).
While she was forced to work in the fields to supply the household's needs, Ruth worked with diligence and stamina. In the second cha…
A local paper crafter told me a couple of weeks ago that she was loving the opportunity to make some bulletin boards. It was like making cards or scrapbook pages, just on a larger canvas. This had me thinking!
So when I was asked to put together a Christmas bulletin board at the church this weekend, I pulled out one of my favorite card templates and used it on that larger canvas. Wrapping paper, wired ribbon, card stock letters and glittered Christmas ornaments replaced my usual scrapbooking supplies.
Then I just had to come home and make a card with the same layout. I love this design and how versatile it is. I could use this exact same arrangement for Christmas or birthday photos on a scrapbook page.
How creative can you get with the same layout, shape, template or design?
I attended a beautiful funeral this week for my elementary school music teacher. She was one of the first people, in addition to my family, that instilled the love of music in my heart. That passion for music changed my life.
The funeral service was filled with people who knew her, loved her and treasured her love and wisdom. We were able to remember the good times we shared, deal with the heartache we carry and prepare our hearts and minds for a future without her until we meet in heaven one day.
In a society that now tries to distance itself from death as much as possible, the tradition of a funeral has been pushed aside. The most important thing to remember is that funerals are about the living, not the dead. There is nothing else that can be done for the deceased, but the living need a place to share their thoughts and feelings about the reality of death.
When someone you love dies, please remember these truths about the purpose of the funeral: