Showing posts from June, 2011

Super Easy Crock Pot Roast Beef

Two weeks ago, I made French Dip sandwiches.  I didn’t, however, snap any pictures so you’ll just have to use your imagination. I’ve actually already blogged about French Dips and Burger Dips.  You can read about those here.   What I wanted to do was talk about the super Easy Crock Pot Roast Beef that I used to make the French Dip Sandwiches. A lady named Mary (I’m sure she has a last name but I no longer recall what it is or if I ever even knew it!) posted about this roast on an email loop about 11 years ago.  So here’s Tess’s adapted and used frequently over the years “recipe” 1 roast--- 3 to 4 lbs is what I prefer so that I might have left overs.  I’ve done this with chuck roasts, pot roasts, rump roasts.  Any roast that you would use to make a “pot roast”.   Think cheaper cuts of meat that need to cook long and slow. about 1/4 –1/2 cups Soy Sauce (I use Bragg’s Liquid Aminos as a soy sauce alternative.  It has less sodium and is gluten free)  I put in more than 1/4 cup usual

Wrapping up the Crew Year with a Blue Ribbon

I had an amazing. blessings filled year with the TOS Review Crew for the 2010-2011 Crew year.  The crew year ended at the end of May and we finished with an awards ceremony of sorts. The TOS Review Crew voted for their favorite vendor/review product across several categories.  Our lovely Crew Leading Cruise Director Brenda, tallied the votes and awarded this ribbon: to the winners.  You can read about the categories and see the official winners by visiting the official TOS Crew Blog here . I thought it would be fun to share my family’s Top Ten  List with my blog readers.   I kept track of which products we really loved and came up with a TOP TEN list.   1  Teaching Writing Structure and Style and Student Writing Intensive from Institute for Excellence in Writing. 2   Classroom Management Software by LanSchool 3  Online Reading Program from Reading Kingdom 4 8th Grade Math and Geometry from TenMarks 5 Hey Andrew Teach Me Some Greek Level 3 from Greek N Stuff 6 Song Sc

Furry Family Members

I love my cat.  Really I do.  I love both of them.   I just don’t love the fat cat at 3:30 in the morning. We have two cats.  They are littermates.   We adopted them as kittens when they were 3 months old and we’ve had them for nearly nine years.  These are not the first cats that I’ve had, nor are they the cats I’ve had the longest.  Boots, my childhood companion, lived to a very old age of 20. My family adopted him when we was two and he lived in parent’s house for 18 years.  George and Lacy, like Boots and every other cat I’ve come to know, have their own personality.  Their own little quirks that both endear them to our hearts and frustrate me to no end. Most cats do not like books.  Books, you see, steal the attention of the human and the cat, who only wants the attention of the human when the human is otherwise engaged, must do whatever he (or she) can do to interrupt the reading human.  Lacy is no exception to this cat book rule.  She will not put up with your reading a book. 

Book Review: The Final Summit

Recently, as Booksneeze Blogger, I had the opportunity to read The Final Summit written by Andy Andrews and published by Thomas Nelson. This book follows The Traveler’s Gift, which I have not read yet. From the Publisher: David Ponder is back. This time the fate of mankind is in his hands. This is mankind’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humanity hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship, and it consists of only two words. With time running out, it is up to David Ponder and a cast of history’s best and brightest minds to uncover this solution before it is too late. The catch? They are allowed only five tries to discover the answer. Readers first encountered David Ponder in The Traveler's Gift . Now, in The Final Summit, Andrews combines a riveting narrative with astounding history in order to show us the one thing we must do when we don’t know what to