This blog is just about my life and mostly revolves around my son, Jamie. This blog is a combination of everything, whether it may be a new recipe I tried, a good freebie I found, something funny Jamie said, or feelings I'm having about life in general. There's little rhyme or reason. I'll never win any blogging awards, but I enjoy writing about our lives and I mostly do it for my son. It's so easy to forget moments over the years. I've got all these little tidbits of our life in print and I hope that someday Jamie can enjoy them.

I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Keeping Dinner Simple with Crock Pot Roast

The simplest meal in the whole world must be a crock pot roast. All I do for mine is throw a roast in the crock pot with a can of beef broth and a little water. I cut up potatoes, carrots, and onions to throw in with it. Freshly ground pepper and even some whole peppercorns, basil, bay leaves, and minced garlic (and whatever else you decide to toss in). You can throw anything in there, my husband hates cooked veggies so I keep it simple, but peas, green beans, celery, ochre, or whatever works! I love it when you slow cook it all night and the entire following day so that the potatoes soak up the broth all the way to the center. The meat becomes so tender that it just falls apart. No cutting involved. The picture above was taken about six hours into the process.
The best part of this meal is that I prepare it while everyone is in bed and I have no little monkey's under my feet. I don't have to multitask. I have no dinner chaos the following day. It's ready when my husband comes in from work. It's pretty much the perfect meal to me!

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