My FBP (Favorite Bass Player) and I have been dating for 2 1/2 years, and 2 of those years he lived in Nashille while I lived in Seattle. Yesterday, after 3 days of driving alone he moved to Seattle. So I wanted to make him something epic that would coat his tummy in a comforting way, and let him know just how much I love him for making the move so we can be together. Thank you for all of your suggestions! This is what I decided to make! Oh, YES he loved it! Plus he had seconds! SCORE!
Pot Roast Stew
2 - 3 pound beef top round
4 cloves garlic
1 white onion
4 stalks celery
1 lb. small red potatoes
1 cup red wine
1 can cream of mushroom
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup homemade salsa (optional, I used it for a little heat)
Flour to coat the meat
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 tbsp. dried thyme
salt and pepper
Rinse and pat the meat dry, then coat in the flour. In a large dutch oven, brown on all sides. Typically 4 - 5 minutes per side. Remove from pan.
Add all veggies to pan minus the potatoes. You will add them later. Let the veggies go about 3 minutes or so, you don't want them soften. Add the rosemary and thyme, salt and pepper. Add the meat back to the pot.
In a separate bowl, mix together cream of mushroom, beef stock, wine, and salsa. Then pour over meat and mix into pot. Turn up the heat and let the mixture come to a boil.
Now pop into a 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours.
Check meat and add your potatoes. Turn down oven to 250 and cook for another 1 1/2 hours. Make sure to baste the meat with the juices in the last 30 minutes or so.
Remove pot from oven, and return to stove. Add a small mixture of butter and flour to make a thicker sauce. Let it heat through, and then serve with a warm roll!
This cleaning lady (who is also a struggling mother of 3) showed up to clean this house.... and realized that someone had BOUGHT HER the house!! Truly an awesome story here! Watch below.
(photo-- Collin Anderson/flickr)
Citing Ty Herndon as inspiration yesterday... Billy Gillman filmed a video and uploaded it to YouTube. He is also gay.
Billy claims the fact that he is gay has kept him from signing a major record deal. If that's true, that is sad and...
Ty Herndon has come out of the closet! Read the entire story from People Magazine HERE.
Here's a couple of my favorite Ty Herndon songs from the 90's:
Good for you, Ty. I support your courage and hope you can be a role model...
Meghan Trainor (who sings "All About That Bass") steps up to the mic and belts out an AWESOME version of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"! This is addicting! Check it out.
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