Jack Frost has been by to visit quite a bit lately… kind of a time to settle into winter.


Been doing the regular winter type things … (okay, I confess: “NO, I did NOT put my pots away properly for the season!”) Mister C and I usually put them not only in the garage, but up the ladder, into the garage attic. Since that didn’t work so well with my back last winter, I guess we went to the opposite extreme and didn’t put them away AT ALL !!! But hey, they do look pretty with snow on them, don’t you think?

I’m in a big mess in my sewing room, trying to simplify … it’s not happening … I did find a new place for one of my cute little bunnies (great ears!). He looks like spring, but looking beyond him out the window, it’s clearly not  …

I am so proud of my new potholder I made! Don’t laugh! The hand made on an old-fashioned-metal-loom-just-as-we-had-as-children is my all-time favorite kind of potholder!  LOVE it!

It was time to put away wrapping central, it was also time for a big clean out of the refrigerator.

This new recipe for pot roast was so good, I forgot to take a picture of the end result. You should try it, it’s so easy, and for a cold Jack Frost type of day, it will fill your house with a delicious aroma all afternoon or if you’re at work, its SO good to come home to a dinner all ready for eating. My niece shared it with me recently, here it is:

ITALIAN BEEF in Crockpot

    • a 3 or 4 pound Beef Chuck Roast
  • 2 packets of Italian Salad Dressing mix
  • 1 packet of Au Jus Gravy mix
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1/2 Cup red wine

Place the beef into the crockpot. Mix the packets, water, wine and pour over it. Place a bay leaf on top. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours.

Hope you are all staying warm…I miss you, I’ll have to do something about that!