Monday, January 5, 2009

The Family Table on Tennessee Mornings!

Hey Everybody,

If you're in the Middle Tennessee/Western Kentucky area and you saw the segment about the Family Table on "Tennessee Mornings" today, a special welcome! I'm posting one of my favorite crock pot recipes here for you and all my bloggy friends to enjoy! Before I do that, I want to make it clear that I am not a nutritionist, and I don't consider myself a great cook, by any means. But I know what my kids like, and I know what I have to do in order to get all of us around the family table.

For me, this time of year is probably one of the most difficult for achieving some semblance of dinnertime. With two boys playing basketball three to four nights a week, I have to make sure the family table happens for us at breakfast and on the weekends! And really, it's okay if the family table happens at eight or nine o'clock at Wendy's.

  • Are you all there?
  • Are you having a conversation?
  • Are siblings connecting?
  • Do your kids know you love them?
  • Do they know you LIKE them?

Enjoy the recipe below. It is not is hard. If it has a difficulty factor, I'm probably not the one who is going to do it.

Roast Beef and Veggies

  • Buy the cut of meat called, "Sirloin Tip." This is key.
  • If you have time, brown it lightly on both sides in a hot skillet with olive oil (this takes an extra two-three minutes).
  • Wash potatoes. (You can even do this the night before, then leave them on the counter to dry.) Cut them up in chunks. (You can peel them if you want to, but you are peeling away nutrients; plus, it will take longer.) Put these on the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Add a bag of baby carrots.
  • Quarter an onion and place the four pieces around your crock pot. (I do this for the benefit of my picky eater. The onions are there, they smell great, but they are also easy to spot. If everyone in your family likes onions, then slice them up and put them on top of the meat.)
  • Add the meat on top, pouring it and the oil with it out of your skillet. I season mine with garlic powder and add a can of cream of mushroom soup.
Cover and cook it on low for eight hours. Wow! It smells amazing, and it just FEELS GOOD to know that dinner is ready when you get home.

If you liked the segment and want to see more parenting ideas on "Tennessee Mornings," I would love to hear from you!


Julie Gillies said...

Hi Rebecca,

Your recipe sounds so good - I haven't made a crock pot roast in a long time. I do believe you've inspired me!

Edie said...

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. Sounds delicious. I may have to go to the store and pick up the ingredients. :)

Sarah J. said...

Just found your website today from "Faithful Provisions", and I'm so glad I did! Just wanted to share that this is our "go to" crock pot recipe... A favorite in our house! P.S. I'm in Middle Tennessee too! It's a small small world. ;)

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