Sunday Summer Supper + A Crockpot Recipe

Sunday dinner is my favorite mealtime of the week. It is when I prefer to cook a big meal with plenty of leftovers to eat throughout the week. Perfect for going back to school, perfect for workday lunches and also to have a few vegetable dishes already prepared to pair with chicken or a baked potato during the week. It isn’t anywhere near fall yet but it is high time for a good crockpot recipe!!!

We began our day with my mother’s favorite Fanny Farmer Baking Powder Biscuits that I cut into hearts, circles or any other shape depending upon the season. Today it was hearts.

*I looked for this recipe in my past recipes but I guess I’ve never shared this one. Will have to write it up for you!

My in-laws have been here for a week now and after breakfast we took a trip to the grocery. Later in the early afternoon, my mother-in-law Gini started a pot roast for dinner ~ always wonderful as she loves to cook.

Pete and Gini checking the roast for doneness at 6:30 last evening. The
scent spreading through the house was so delicious!

This is NOT a great shot of Mr. Ethereal’s parents but it’s candid and I like it.  I actually prefer to shoot photos of people where I capture them as they are and what they are doing…

Pete and I checked the pot an hour before… Here is my mother-in-law’s wonderful recipe:

Hawaiian Pot Roast

(1) chuck roast to fit your crockpot. 
Dust with flour, fresh ground pepper and place into the crockpot. Slice two medium onions and break apart the rings (or quarter the onions) and put on the roast and into the pot.


1 cup catsup/Ketchup
1 c. water
1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. each – soy sauce (reduced sodium is ok!) and Worcestershire sauce

Mix well and pour over the roast. Cook about 6 hours on low and it’ll be ready for dinner that night or 4 hours on high. Yum!

*Really this is a Hawaiian Short Rib recipe but my mother-in-law has adapted it to use with a roast. Can use English cut short ribs (Buy a brisket and cut your own ~ cheaper! You get a roast out of the center and the ribs off each end.) and place in a baking dish. 

Bake in the oven covered at 350 degrees F. for 2 hours. Same recipe is good with sauce thickened with just a little flour. Sauce also good over potatoes!

Yoda had been licking his lips for a couple of hours before the roast was ready. He enjoyed a small piece cut off one end and mixed with his kibble ~ serious yum!

My sweet baby…

This was an accidental picture of Yoda with my fingers in the shot so I cropped those out and saved this sweet blurred pup…

Then Mr. Ethereal snuck over to check out the fixings… I had him do a repeat so I could capture him!

We’ve enjoyed a busy week attending Odd Fellow and Rebekah’s events including a Law Enforcement dinner to honor local law enforcers for heroism and the 160th anniversary of Denton Lodge #82 this past Saturday.  

Having a nice quiet dinner was a nice way to unwind and begin a fun evening watching movies!

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Bon appetit, friends!

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