Good morning! I nearly fell asleep while posting last night! I had to cut it short. So if you go back to my previous post, you can read the beginning of Drew's Birthday post.
First, I want to put up the recipe for the Peppered Beef I was talking about the other day. A few of you asked how to make it, and I decided to copy and paste the post that I made the first time I made it. I got up early and put mine on for today. The following photos and text was taken from a previous post last year.
You will need about a 3 pound chuck roast, a large jar of
pepperoncinis, and fresh garlic. Trim visible fat from roast. Make
slits into meat and press fresh garlic cloves inside holes. I used
about 6 whole cloves of garlic. You could use minced that you buy in
the jar, or in a pinch, dried, but fresh is always best. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Lay your meat
into crockpot. I turned it up to high for first two hours, then to low.
Now...moving on to finish the post about Drew's birthday. We ordered pizzas and salad from our favorite pizza place out here called Mountain Mike's.
Miss Claire wanted to help Uncle "Goo" open up his presents.
Drew's long time buddy Brian stopped by. Drew and Brian have been friends since they met at about 10 years of age. They played basketball together for years. Brian is family friend, and quite a character!!!
When I asked for a photo, this is what they did.
It was a fun night! I spent a lot of the day remembering when Drew was born! And how fast, the last 24 years have flown by!!! Our two girls have birthdays coming up soon, and they are 5 days apart in May. They will be 30 and 32!!! Oh dear me!!! That makes Greg and I ancient!
After everyone went home, we tag teamed the clean up. Greg loaded the dishwasher for me, and I put away the food, and cleared the other messes. Greg recently made some repairs to our dishwasher that I had not been using in over a year! It is so nice to have that working again. Thank you honey! And yesterday, he also repaired the bathroom faucet to the tub in the main bath. The water has not been getting hot enough, and he didn't believe me. But decided to investigate, and found out that there is a thingamajig on it that you can set to prevent the water from getting too hot, or scalding a young child. Apparently, a few years ago when we had that new faucet put into the bathtub, the plumber set it. It was a fairly easy fix, and now we have all the hot water we want! So I took a nice long soak with my Eucalyptus bath salts. Awwwwww!
Today is Super Bowl!! All the kids are coming back over for the game and an afternoon of eating! Greg left early this morning to golf, and I am thoroughly enjoying the quiet!!! Have fun........and enjoy the game!!!!