Sunday, November 9, 2008

One Day I Better Look Back and Laugh

It's been kind of rough over at the Hotwheel Hacienda of late. "Almost-Four" has been trying (at best) the past few weeks and we're at our wits end.  

Please send vodka. 


Oh NO she didn't!


So, in the interest in leaving a productive post, I want to share with you a FABULOUS recipe that came my way. It's super quick, very tasty, and looks like you put lots of effort into it. 


Sarah's Fantabulous Quick Supper Recipe:
16/17 oz package of already cooked Pot Roast (au jus, if you can find it)
1 cup of picante sauce, hot or mild to taste
1/2 cup of sliced white mushrooms
1 box of quick-cook couscous (I use whole wheat)
1 1/4 cup of chicken broth
2 tsp of butter/margarine (can substitute olive oil, if desired)
Warm the pot roast in the microwave per directions on package.
Transfer the liquid from the roast into a skillet, over medium heat. 
Add in the mushrooms and picante sauce and simmer. 
Chop up the pot roast into 1" chunks; add to skillet; bring to boil. 
Pull heat down to medium, cover, leave alone for a bit.

Using the chicken broth and butter/margarine/olive oil, prepare the couscous. It literally takes about five minutes.

Once the couscous is done, layer the dish with the couscous first and then the roast, topping it all with the juice. I found that this made about three equal sized portions, perfect for a family of four with two small kids.

The verdict? My kids ate up every bite and licked the plate. Success! 

2 comments:

McMommy said...

YUMMMMMMMM!!!!!! I am so stealing this!!

p.s. You are not alone...it must be in the air. My kiddos have been a handful lately!!

Artist Unplugged said...

Raising kids is not for the weak. Have you seen a book in the library for "How To Be A Strong-Willed Parent?" Someone should write it. Recipe sounds good. I have been dieting almost a week now...doubt I will try it yet.

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