Sunday, December 28, 2014

Making a Come Back

I am determined to make a come back. I mean it this time. I really do. This last week, I ran a grand total of 5 miles and it took everything I had. You may be saying, "What? But you just ran a freaking MARATHON the end of September!" I tell myself the same thing, but then I have to remind myself of the following: got mono, ran a freaking marathon with mono in the rain and cold, got a sinus infection, fought a cold, got another sinus infection, migraines came back, and got stitches in my finger. I'm typing this right now with the last one. If I can't get a break soon, I'm MOVING into a bubble.

Overall though, I'm feeling so much better. This means that I'm beginning to cook again! Oh Happy Day! Tonight, I invited some friends over for dinner. I decided to make my FIRST EVER POT ROAST. It turned out amazing. I wish I took a picture of it. I totally forgot before it was all gone.

This is how I did it:
Put a chuck roast in a crock pot
Add cut up potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery   (I used baby carrots, so I didn't cut them up)
I mixed 1 cup water with a pot roast mix I purchased at the store, pour it over the pot roast
cook on low heat for 8 hours


I needed a yummy dessert to go with the delicious pot roast. I had 2 cans of apple pie filling in the cupboard, so I thought....hmm. An idea hit me.


You will need:
2 cans apple pie filling
1 cake mix (I used white, but yellow works too)
1 stick butter
pecans (or walnuts)

Spray a pan of your choice, I used a bundt pan.  Pour the apple pie filling in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour the cake mix over pie filling evenly. Cut up butter to place evenly over cake mix. Sprinkle on as many pecans as you would like. Sprinkle on some more cinnamon and add on a little nutmeg. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes. You want the top to be light brown. Let cool some before eating.

Just so you know, this meal got mega good reviews from those who ate it! You should try it. Just say''n.

Doesn't it look super duper easy?