“Who are these kids, and why are they calling me mom?”

Ha! I love that line. Since fall is in full swing, that is how I feel at the end of the day. But wait, hours before I literally crash my head onto my pillow…while I’m driving said children hither and yon…I remember that I need to feed them. We are not an ‘eat out’ kind of fam. We are a momma’s gonna cook, and you’re going to eat it, family. And you will be thankful and not complain if it happens not to be your favorite meal that night. I don’t make you eat liver or brussel sprouts, and I will probably cook something you like later in the week, so just hold your nose and guzzle your milk while you eat. Sorry, this is Momma’s Kitchen and momma’s not a short order cook.

It is truly horrifying to see the amount of meat and veggies we go through in a week. If all six of us are eating dinner, we will easily blow through 2-4 pounds of chicken in a sitting, or we could eat a 5-pound roast. Because it’s so crazy this time of  year, my slow cooker is one of my best friends. You can cook virtually anything in it, and now you don’t even need all day to cook, just a few hours. This week I have cooked a roast; cocktail wieners in sauce for my senior to take to his defensive team dinner; and chicken and dumplins. If it gets a little cooler outside, I will probably make some soup. That would make me happy.

The Fam at the pep rally where my oldest was named National Merit Semifinalist.

Did you know you could put frozen meat in your slow cooker?  You can, it’s great! You only need to heat up your liquid before you start cooking to help it cook better & not dry out. Whoo-Hoo!!!

I’m going to give you my roast recipe, if I can remember it. I’m a dumper, and will just throw stuff in I think will taste good together, much to the chagrin of my mother-in-law. It was a venison roast. We’re big hunters and we eat all the meat we harvest. Very yummy and very lean.

Anyway…I thawed my roast a bit and then placed it in my very old, very reliable friend. I added 2 tablespoons butter, not margarine, but butter; 1/2 cup Moore’s reduced sodium meat marinade; 1/2 cup red cooking wine; and liberally sprinkled McCormick’s Montreal Steak Grill Mates on the roast. I put the top on it and cooked it for, I think, 3 hours? I was at church for a meeting, so I don’t know when they pulled it out to eat it. But I do know that they didn’t save any for me. Hey thanks fam, appreciate ya!  I’ll be happy to sacrifice my portion if they truly love what I have cooked. Oh well, I guess I’ll have some tuna fish instead. And, you know what? I’m going to be happy about it.

Oh yeah, FYI, I’m not as tall as I look in the picture with the fam…I was wearing 5-inch heels. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!   :)

 I’m blessed more than I deserve to be! Happy Cooking!!!

~ashley

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to What am I Going to Feed These People?

  1. Anne Boodheshwar Anne Boodheshwar says:

    congrats to your son!!
    So have to try and learn this crock pot thing! All I have been doing lately is running and grabbing on the fly.

  2. Jennifer says:

    We’re a venison family too!! What is this Moore’s meat marinade you speak of? I want to try this recipe! Add my congratulations to your son too!!

    • Docars says:

      Oh! Clever, clever. I’ve been pnninig these kind of activities like mad. I worry that in the rush of dinner, phone calls, laundry ..that I miss time with my wee one at night so we’ve been trying to do’ one special thing a night. It might just be cookie cutters and playdough but we’re all there together and nothing else is in the way. So looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Thanks so much.

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