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The Three Week Cooking Challenge // Week 1

Recap: Husband and I are in the midst of The Three Week Cooking Challenge as we’re trying to save money for Vegas. Honestly, it hasn’t been as hard as I was expecting … until the weekend. Is it just me, or don’t you just always want to go out to eat on Friday night? But we didn’t. We did however confess to each other on Sunday how badly we both wanted to eat out, something we’d kept mum on all week. But again, we didn’t act.

Our week in dinners:

Monday – takeout leftovers from Sunday

Tuesday – salmon + rice + veggies

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – steak + pasta + veggies

Friday – To Die for Pot Roast, recipe below + veggies + rolls

Saturday – appetizer + drinks out (that doesn’t reaaaally count, right? if it helps, it inadvertently became dinner)

Sunday – pizza

Over the next two weeks I’m looking forward to making this (thank you, Megan!) and this (thank you, Erin!) and this (thank you, Mom!) and finding some more deliciousness from my wealth of cookbooks.


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To Die For Pot Roast

1 beef roast

1 pack brown gravy mix

1 pack Hidden Valley Ranch dressing

1 pack Italian seasonings


1. Place roast in crockpot.

2. Mix all three seasoning packs together then sprinkle on roast.

3. Pour half cup water around bottom of roast.

4. Cook on low 6-7 hours.


{not the best picture, but if only you could smell through the computer!!!}

We’ve also enjoyed the leftovers as pot roast sandwiches and tonight will be pot roast + rice + veggie bowl.



xo xo

4 responses

  1. Mom

    Good work daughter. Your pot roast recipe works well for meatballs too…says this southern gal!

    January 15, 2013 at 7:29 am

  2. Morgan

    So impressive, Mille! You are definitely inspiring me and giving me plenty of great dinner ideas 🙂

    January 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    • Glad to hear that, Morgan! 🙂

      January 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

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