“I personally find the way the world is put together
beautiful. When I now walk through my record collection, I realize that non of
those albums could have ever been made if it weren’t for those bad things. If
no one had a bad childhood, if no one had any problems in their lives with
which they couldn’t cope, then no one would have made so much incredible music.
That’s why I like this life.”
One night on patrol, the subject of favorite food came up. Jason said his favorite food was chili dogs, and Damian said he’d never had one. The next day, Jason kidnapped Damian from school to buy that little bird a chili dog.
Alfred thought it was cute. Bruce was less than amused.
Damian told Jason that chili dogs were messy and he didn’t care for them, but he’s secretly hooked on chili dogs and will come up with excuse after excuse to sneak away form his family in the middle of the day to get chili dogs. No one knows the real reason except Tim. Tim thinks it’s to cute to ruin so he keeps his mouth shut.
Okay, so broke college kid here!
I pretty much live off frozen chicken and veggies, but I got really tired of that the other day and decided I wanted something different. So I whipped this up with a frozen venison loin my dad sent me back to school with.
–a crock pot, preferably with liners for easier cleanup
–meat of your choice. I used frozen venison, but this would probably also be awesome with beef or pork.
–a can of cream of mushroom soup
–veggies of your choice. I used 2 potatoes and half an onion and it made enough for a few meals for me.
–spices! I used powdered ranch dressing, garlic, no salt seasoning, and a little bit of chili powder. I highly suggest using a packet of brown gravy mix though, my roommate does that with hers.
1) Chop your veggies and set them in the pot as a bed. Sprinkle some spices.
2) add the meat. I just did mine straight from the freezer, but I did rinse it off first. Douse in spices.
3) add the can of mushroom soup, and then fill the empty can with water and add that too. Try to break it up and spread it around as evenly as you can, but don’t worry too much about this as it costs everything pretty evenly anyway.
4) Set the crockpot–I have 9 to 5 classes, so I did mine for Low, about 8 hours. The meat was thoroughly cooked but still a little bit pink and very tender.
This turns into a really easy one pot dish that’s super filling, full of protein, and just as comforting as the pot roast you had growing up. If you make some rice or mashed potatoes on the side, you can stretch it out farther. But this made enough for two of us that night and then two more days worth of dinner for me.
Word to the wise: this does turn out pretty salty. So if that’s an issue, watch your spices and try to get low sodium soup. This would be really good with some bread on the side and sour cream on top!
Braved a 20k hike with a few friends this morning and then cuddled up with my lovely cashmere poncho to do some maths. Pretty easy today, but I want to ease myself into it and make sure I still remember the basics.
Also made some vegan noodles with spicy peanut oil sauce, topped with fresh chopped cucumber, green onion, cilantro and a little little bit of some chilies. At work now and once I’m done here, probably going to spend the rest of the night reading, “shocker” ;)