Hot Pink, High Heels, & Explosions

So like most women I am addicted to the innovative web-board Pinterist (follow my boards here!), and since I am off from academia for a while I’ve decided to embrace my inner domestic diva and take care of my household!   In any “Pinterist Sminterist” post you will see me trying something I found on the site.  If I tweak it, I’ll let you know.  If I love it, you’ll know.  If it’s a #fail, you’ll know.

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When we returned from Christmas up north with the fiance’s family  (and my mom; but that is another post) I realized maybe I should have made that pledge a little later.   Yet for dinner to the internets I went.

Tonight’s Pinterist find: Mississippi Roast from A Perfectly Lovely Ordinary Day.

So this roast only takes a bit of beast, some ranch dressing dry mix, a packet of au jus dry mix, one stick of butter, and some pepperocini’s.  The fiance was totally up for it!

However, admittedly I changed the recipe a touch after reading the comments on the blogger’s page.  This was kind of a hodgepodge of various bits of advice from the other home cooks, and my own ideas:

Also FYI:  For cost savings I used store-brand (Kroger here — no I’m not paid by them either) dry mixes (all three) and I procured my jar of pepperoni peppers from the Dollar Tree (again not paid by them).  A penny saved is a latte (or more funds to the wedding photographer) earned!

Verdict

Success! The future hubbs loved it and cleaned his plate, the pup enjoyed a few tasty pieces of beef, and I found it to be a great option for pot roast.  I personally didn’t find it too salty (a complaint on the blog) but that could be that instead of butter I used the beer.  I thought it was tender, and I did not use an overly expensive cut of beasty — just the least expensive roast I saw at the local Kroger.

16. 12. 2012

I’ve decided to jump into the blogging world for various reasons.  First, because I sincerely think my poor friends on other social media outlets are tired of hearing my ramblings and rantings.  I think they would rather me post when I’m out shopping, and what color top I purchased than have deeply contentious postings on incarceration policy, gun control, community policing, and why the hell weddings cost so damn much.  Second, I’m a PhD student — and perhaps I need to give myself more room to write.  To build that analytical muscle.  Third, I’d like to experience the growth that can come with journaling.  However, I know damn well I’m not going to scribble my thoughts down in a leather bound book.  Yet, I might do it here — and who knows, my ramblings might just resonate with someone out there.  Give them a forum to discuss, talk, agree, or politely (and I mean that) disagree.

This blog is going to be about my research interests, my passions, and my life.  Cooking side-by-side with  politics.  Wedding laments followed by fashion.  The prison industrial complex, and my admitted love of Ugg boots.

I’m complex, but hey this is my little nitch on the internet.