Wednesday, March 31, 2010

YUM-YUM Wednesday

I have decided to post recipes once a week. I'm not able to make crafty things and paint very often right now so I need something fun to post on my blog. I love blogs that share recipes so why not be one myself?! This is the recipe for my roast. I got the main idea from my best friend, M. Thanks M! A lot of my recipes don't have exact measurements, sorry! I invent sometimes but I never write it down. =)

Slow Cooked Roast

  • 1 roast - any size really
  • 1 can tomato sauce (the size of a standard can of veggies-add a small can if your roast is large)
  • 3-4 bay leaves (depending on the size of your roast)
  • Garlic Powder or fresh garlic - I'm usually too rushed for fresh.
  • 1-2 c water

  • chopped carrots, potatoes and onions - and/or any other veggie you like! Root veggies are good for a roast.
  • 1 can of peas or frozen peas

Put the roast in the slow cooker. Cover with tomato sauce and 1/2-1 c water. Add bay leaves and seasonings to taste. Cook on high for about 8 hours (varies depending on the size). After about 6 or 7 hours add the chopped veggies. (By this time your house is smelling so good!) Add the peas last since they do not need to cook. If they are frozen, make sure they are heated through before serving.

Serve with rice.

I got some other great roast ideas today from a friend. I'm going to try adding one beef bouillon cube to this recipe and maybe serve it over mashed potatoes instead of rice. Obviously I would take the potatoes out of the main recipe.


I will try to have photos for the next one. =)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Artist: Stephen Dikerson - Houston, TX

This past weekend was the art show in Downtown Frisco. My dad took me and we saw some incredible things. I was inspired by many of the artists, but one in particular stuck out to me. His name is Stephen Dickerson and he is from Houston, TX. His paintings were so unique and beautiful and I couldn't figure out how he did it. He uses acrylic paint and colored pencil. The colored pencil adds a whole dimension to the artwork that is really visually interesting. I would LOVE to own one of his paintings.

There are more paintings on his website and facebook fan page. You can access his fan page through his website:

"Thorn Tree"

"Scattered Showers"

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Lamp!

So one of our lamps went out a few weeks ago and we have been living in the dark. We finally went out this weekend to the Frisco Mercantile to get a new one. I had spotted this vintage green lamp months ago at the Recycle Goddess' booth and fell in love with it instantly. I convinced my husband that it was the one and he let me buy it! It looks really good in our living room.