Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hit the Deck

Finally, most of the undercarriage of the deck is done, and they have finally reached the point where they can start on the decking. There are still a few things to figure out for the base of the deck like the grill bump out and the wrap around steps, but I think the guys needed to see a little visual progress today.

They’ve been working late into the night – long after it turns dark. Thank goodness we don’t have many neighbors because they would surely think we have gone mad.

Jesse will be here only four more days (wow, that has gone fast!) so I think the next few days (weather permitting) are going to be busy trying to complete the deck before he leaves.

Here’s a super simple crock pot recipe that we are having tonight and it’s just perfect for busy days and cool evenings. It’s always a hit at my house.

Italian Beef
Mix in crock pot:
1 (1 ¼ oz) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 t. oregano
1 t. red paper flakes
1 t. basil
1 t. dried parsley
1 large clove garlic, smashed
¾ cup water

Place on mixture:
3 lbs. Roast –(I usually use a rolled beef roast or a chuck roast – whatever is on sale!)

Cook on high all day, or until meat is tender. Turn it over every now and then if you can. If not, that’s okay too! Shred the meat, let it simmer in its own juice for a while, and serve on buns or hard Italian rolls.

1 Comment:

hiccupp said...

that italian beef might hit our rotation this weekend! sounds so good right now.