“Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you…”
Something my grandmother says. Gosh she makes me smile. I remember eating beans with white rolls at her house when I was a kid, and we’d sing this old saying and then just laugh and laugh and laugh. What a great memory. There’s a bit of truth to this old saying too, actually. There is such good fibre in beans and they’re packed with nutrients. Probably less so if they’re baked with bacon and covered with a sugary sauce, but still. You gotta look on the bright side, right?
As far as pregnancy symptoms go, so far I’ve been pretty lucky. I’ve been sick a couple of times, avoided the majority of the nausea. The worst things got on the sickness side of things was me having a gagging fit or two in public. Husband LOVED those. We would both end up in a laughing fit over them as we hustled to the car.
Other pregnancy symptoms experienced so far include: extreme exhaustion, uncontrollable hunger, insatiable thirst, and shortness of breath. No big deal.
Now I have a new symptom to share.
Saturday I posted a fantastic recipe for slow cooker balsamic beef. Served it over horseradish mashed potatoes with carrots. Divine.
Being just the two of us eating a roast though, we have lots left over, even from a small roast. I’m not complaining though – I LOVE leftovers. I love finding good ways to use them too.
Let me tell you that this beef roast made for some amazing leftovers. We turned the roast into the best balsamic beef and blue sandwiches. They were amazing. We still have enough roast to this again tonight, and I can’t wait. Seriously, they were really that good.
You had me at balsamic. The beef part didn’t hurt either though. Two of my favourite things to eat. Add in the ease of slow cooking, and I couldn’t resist.
This balsamic beef roast, I found on Pinterest. The picture was gorgeous. It comes from a food blog called Shugary Sweets. What a great blog! I’ll definitely be visiting regularly for more amazing food ideas.
As far as the recipe goes, I pretty much stuck to the original exactly, except that I used a smaller roast and added some onion. It is positively delicious. This is a great recipe for a cold fall or winter’s day. It’s comforting and warm. The house smelled divine as this was cooking away in the slow cooker. And it was really good with mashed potatoes. We added some horseradish and sour cream to our mashed potatoes and they really paired well with this beef.
Pinterest is dangerous. Seriously. Cruising a collection of pictures of things people love to eat. That’s what I use Pinterest for mostly. Well, that and EVERYTHING else – finding craft projects, DIY ideas, decorating ideas, baby stuff. It’s never ending.
This recipe for “million dollar spaghetti” I discovered first on a website, then I looked it up on Pinterest. As it turns out, million dollar spaghetti is everywhere. There are myriad recipes for it, but the basic gist of it is that you mix lasagna filling with spaghetti, layer that a couple of times, then top it with your favourite pasta sauce and cheese and bake. That sounded reasonable to me.