April 12, 2009

The Menu This Week: Tangy Roast & Chopped Salad

As you know, I cook my food for the week on Sundays. This week, I am using this slow cooker recipe to make a pot roast:

Tangy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I like to try different recipes for pot roast because I have yet to find one that doesn't start tasting bland after a few meals.  This particular recipe was appealing because it called for browning the roast after a spice rub, which should lock in more flavor.  Further, it asks you to start at a high temperature and then drop to a low temp after an hour, which should help keep more flavor as well.  Also, I've never made a roast that called for honey and vinegar.  So, I'm excited to try this one!

Since I put minimal veggies in with this roast and it's getting to be springtime, I decided to try to make a chopped salad this week.

One of my favorite restaurants, Jane, has a delicious chopped market salad and I wanted to make a variation on that.  I did a bit of improvisation that I think will turn out nicely.  My big worry is that I doubt the salad will keep all week.  We'll see.

My chopped salad consists of:

  • 2 bags of those ready-to-eat herb salads from the grocery store.
  • 1 jar of sliced olives
  • 2 cans of chopped tomatoes with onions and celery.
  • 2 chopped green peppers.  (Orange or yellow would have been a cool color addition, but the flavor difference is minor but the price difference is a little shocking.)
All I did was chop up the herbs & greens, olives, peppers and drained the tomatoes and mixed it up.  I may dress the salad with a splash of lemon juice or vinegar for my lunch.

That's it!  Hearty and spring fresh!

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April 08, 2009

Soda Pop Fail

Because I just can't leave well enough alone, I decided to try drinking a soda today. A Pepsi to be specific.

Disgusting.

I used to love drinking Pepsis and I would have one or two a day.  Today, I had several small sips but ended pouring it out.

I don't remember it tasting so plain.  Yes, it's sweet, but it has a flavor like sweet cardboard.  This is why I now only take my cola with Jack Daniels in it.  Or perhaps some Jim Beam if I'm feeling particularly sophisticated.

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