We were looking for something easy for dinner tonight and figured the Crockpot was a good solution. We definitely don’t use it enough but it is just so handy. This recipe literally took us about 10 minutes to prep and then cooked for 8 hours. By 6pm this evening our house was smelling fantastic! I had the leftover Pom juice from Erika and found a recipe on a Crockpot Blog and knew this is what to make for dinner.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon herbes de Provence (I used a herb mix)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 pounds beef roast (I used a chuck roast)
4 garlic cloves (whole is fine, or you can chop them)
1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice (I used Pom Wonderful)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup golden raisins
Use at least a 6-quart slow cooker. Swirl the olive oil into the bottom of the stoneware. Add the onion. Rub the spices on all sides of meat and add to the stoneware with the garlic, the whole can of tomatoes, pomegranate juice, vinegar, and syrup. Sprinkle the raisins on top.
Cover and cook on low fir 8 hours, or on high for about 5. The meat is done when it has reached desired tenderness. Serve with mashed potatoes and drizzle with the sauce.
The meat is incredibly tender and the pomegranate juice really adds great flavor. We will be making this again! Our grocery store had a 4 pack of Kings Hawaiian Roles for $1- great way to only buy 4 and the price was right!
It is a glorious day here, sunning and about 40! It doesn’t get much better than that in Minnesota in March. Now I know this is mother nature being a tease because we usually get a few big snow storms in March but that hasn’t been the case this year.
After working out and eating my breakfast I decided since the afternoon was free to go yoga. I went to C 1.5 class at Corepower and this was the perfect class for me, it was heated but not to advanced. I was focused today and for the first time I was able to get crow right away and attempted an assisted head stand! I was really proud of myself. After yoga I stopped at Storables in Edina to check out their options for organizing. I literally could have spent all day in there wandering ad dreaming about organizing. But… I wanted to get home and relax a bit. I bought some shoe organizers and a few other small things but I will be back once we move and I know I will not get out of there for under $200.
I was starving by the time I got home so I quickly showered and whipped up some lunch, a bagel thin with lettuce, pepper jack cheese, salami, cucumbers, and some ham. On the side I had a pink lady apple (that Clifford shared with me) a few cucumber slices and peppers. A very veggie-full lunch.
Clifford spent the day soaking up all the sun, here is he sunning on our ottoman.
Getting into further relaxation mode this Lyeth Meritage is calling my name…
We have had another very productive day already and its only 10:30, we have worked out, ran to the grocery store, got dinner in the Crockpot, ate breakfast and I cleaned out my workout clothes and pajamas. Mike was craving a bagel so we stopped at Panera on the way home from the gym, he got an Asiago bagel (plain), a Cinnamon Roll and I got a Trail Mix bagel sliced and toasted. I put some of the Cinnamon and Vanilla Sunflower Butter on it for a very tasty breakfast. I enjoyed a Whole Foods Citrus Sparkling Water with a bit of Pom Wonderful juice that I got from Erika last week. I love sparkling water, it makes me happy
Plans for the day include some relaxing, reading, and maybe a few Parade of Homes for some more decorating ideas. A perfect Sunday in my book!