Roast Beast

Live from the Lady Lair tm once again. I LOVE THIS ROOM!

I have an ambitious dinner planned: roast beef, which I’ve never made before; Yorkshire pudding (ditto); and scalloped potatoes. Along with some broccoli. I’m excited to try the Yorkshire pudding. This is something my mom used to make all the time when I was little. I’m hoping the kids will like it as much as I do. I’m really only making the roast beef so that I have the drippings that you need to make the pudding.

It’s going to be rainy/cloudy all day so the dinner fits the mood, too.

So far I’m having a good grocery week, which I define as a nice balance of saving money, eating healthy, and cooking at home. Shop Rite had a “get $15 worth of free meat” promotion (when you spend $150), so that’s how I got the roast beef. I also had a lot of coupons, saving about 33% all told. Since I didn’t make the farmer’s market Saturday, I hit up Whole Foods and got bananas, grapes, eggs, broccoli, Honeycrisp apples, “rainbow” carrots (white, purple and orange), and sweet potatoes, all organic, I think. Then I tried to eat lunch there with the kids, which was a disaster, but at least I got to have sushi.

Monday I babysat the neighbor kids for a few hours and we did the “melt old crayons down” craft (me and my kids did it Sunday too). It was fun; me and my OCD self especially enjoyed sorting the crayons by color in the cupcake tin:


Ready to go in the oven

Ready to go in the oven

After (this one is from Sunday)

After (this one is from Sunday)

Also from Sunday

Also from Sunday

It would be more useful, perhaps, if I bought crayon-shaped molds and just made new crayons. These shapes aren’t good for drawing. But anyway. Knives and hot ovens were involved so the kids were all over it.

I never got around to baking anything, but some cupcakes leftover from the Fall Festival were returned to me yesterday, and my mom gave us some that she made, so no lack of baked goods around here. On that note, time to get on the elliptical machine.


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