I’m not really a "beef" person, but now and then I like a change. My friend Katie made this roast beef recipe when a bunch of us were away for the weekend, and it’s a keeper.
Just a few ingredients
Beef (rump/bottom round)
Beef Stock (or red wine, I didnt have any wine)
Lipton Beefy onion soup mix
Pickle juice (YES, Pickle juice)
Put the beef, soup mix, 1/2 cup stock or wine, and 1/4 cup pickle juice in the crock pot. Cook on low for 8-10 hours until the beef shreds and falls apart.
I’m eating mine on a sandwich thin with provolone cheese and spinach. On the side, leftover brussels and roasted squash. And some baby pickles.
I’m also going to dig in to that pumpkin mousse for dessert.
Now, it’s time for a few confessions (more to come):
I’d be a fat vegan
Does anyone else find that the majority of vegan recipes seem to be amazing desserts? I know there are other options but I think if I was vegan, I’d live on those little peanut butter balls.
I really want my blog to help people
As a recovering emotional eater and binger, I have often felt really alone. This is actually the first time I’m really coming out about this stuff in a more public way. Its hard because it’s embarrassing and scary to admit some of the things I’ve done and felt, but I know that it’s important I do it. I think being honest about what I’ve gone though (and am still going through) is a part of my recovery as well. I just hope that I can at least reach one person. If I can help one person feel that they are not alone in this, then this is all worth it. I think sometimes it seems that people in the healthy living blogosphere have it all together. And that’s just not true. (for me, anyway)
I’m scared of what pregnancy will do to my body
As I move towards having kids, I can’t help but be scared of what pregnancy is going to do to me. I often wonder how much weight I will gain, what my eating habits will be like, and how long it will take to lose the weight. I feel that I’ve gotten to a good place physically and mentally, and I really don’t want pregnancy to flip my world upside down. But at the same time, if I’m blessed enough to be able to have children, I’ll do whatever it takes since it will no longer just be about ME.
I’m scared that I will pass my food issues to my kids
This is a big one. I spent so much of my life struggling with my self image and learning how to love myself. I remember coming home from school crying all the time because kids would make fun of my weight. I just wanted to be "normal". I pray that my kids get my husband’s fast metabolism and never get made fun of. I pray that they will learn to have a positive relationship with food and exercise. I hope that the balance I am finally finding will be what I convey to them and I don’t somehow mess that up.
Any confessions you’d like to get off your chest?
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