Random things I have learned

20130307-221856.jpg Here are some random things I have learned. In no particular order.

1. Use two packs of alphabet cards to play a matching/teaching game with your child. Spread the first pack on the floor. Use the second pack to have your child (or children) name and sound out the letter, and then find its match.

2. Dollar stores are awesome. Seriously. Cleaning rags, hangers, some even have educational supplies. Not to mention tissue paper and gift wrap supplies.

3. Fresh garlic in your vagina can cure a yeast infection. However, you have to catch it early. Also, you will randomly taste garlic.

4. Potty training. It’s a process.

5. Trader Joe’s has awesome and reasonably priced spices. Speaking of which, their South African Smoke Spice makes any meat dish taste better.

6. Saving money is important, but sometimes, you gotta go for quality.

7. Organizational tip: Give things you use or lose often a “home.” Designate a spot for things like pens, puzzles, library books, keys, etc. Don’t be lazy; put those things back in their home every time you use them. That way, you’ll always know where that stuff is and won’t tear your house apart looking for what you need.

Thanks and goodnight. *bows*

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Make This! Marie’s Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

AllRecipes.com is my favorite place to go for recipes because it has such vast array of them. It also has reviews from real people, which helps me know if it’s suited for my, uh, limited cooking skills.

I love crock pot recipes because you do a little bit of work in the morning, and by dinner time it’s good to go. Add that to the fact that roasts were on sale at Giant last week, and I had dinner plus a few day’s worth of leftovers.

This is my go-to recipe when I make pot roast. This is a good, basic, reliable pot roast recipe. It also lends itself well to fancying it up in the way you like. I added mushrooms the last time I made this, and I really want to get a good red wine so I can add a splash or two the next time.  If you look in the comments, you’ll see some other suggestions for customizing your roast!

Link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/maries-easy-slow-cooker-pot-roast/detail.aspx

Before: Make This! The Neely’s Sauteed Spinach Recipe