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Food…Roast Beef, Potatoes, Carrots, and Celery (Month of Thanksgiving Day 6)

(Month of Thanksgiving is exactly what it sounds like: a [hopefully] daily dose of the things for which I give thanks during the month of November.)

Today I am grateful for the smell of a roast in the slow cooker. I don’t cook all that often, because I don’t actually enjoy it (and a few of my siblings love to cook, so I never really felt the need to, until I started living rather far away from them a few years ago), but I am trying to eat out less and to do that, I need to have lunches and dinners prepared. Right now, I’m making roast beef and veggies, and in the slow cooker, it is incredibly easy. Plus it makes the house smell delicious. Once everything is done, I’ll use the water and bits of meat to make a beef gravy to go with it. (My father taught me that.)

I think I’m warming up for Thanksgiving, when I will be making sweet potatoes and a couple other things. We have a long list of who is cooking what.

But this week, I will eat roast and veggies, and probably pork chops with mashed potatoes later in the week.

Now I am going to make hot chocolate, I think. I bought marshmallows today.