We had an awesome weekend.
Friday we had friends over for pizza, drinks, and to watch Fast and Furious 5 and 6. We were preparing for the new FF7 coming out, which I am sure I couldn’t keep up with if I had not seen 1-6….so PS and Cesar were making sure I am not left behind with some mini marathons. I had not seen a single Fast and Furious movie *gasp* until a few weeks ago. How ever did I live. The movies were much more entertaining Mystery Science Theater style with a bunch of drunk foreign people in my living room.
Saturday we visited the Schwäbian Alps for the first time with our hiking meetup group.After we meet up with a couple of people who also missed the train…oops…we were scheduled to take, we made plans to meet the group at the Honhenurach Castle ruins. The day was perfect for the 15km hike that passed 2 waterfalls and some very pretty views.
Sunday was a day of cooking, I made a beef pot roast, which is a rare occurrence. I almost always make pork roasts, but it was on sale on Friday and looked really good, so beef pot roast it was.
The pot roast was seared, then cooked with carrots, parsnips, and onions that were just briefly browned. We made a big pot of mashed potatoes and had some roasted broccoli and kohlrabi.
Then starting Sunday afternoon sickness was taking over in the form of a nasty sinus headache, body ache and general crappiness….does crapiness have one or two p’s? I guess I don’t spell it very often. Anywho, I spent Sunday night and part of Monday in bed with a fever. Yuck. Which is one of the reasons I didn’t get this post out on Sunday, but here it is now. Better late than never.
On the upside it gave me a really great reason to turn the leftover beef roast into beef noodle soup on Monday! I will try to post that recipe soon…if I can recall what I threw in the pot in my fuzzy-headed, not-quite-all-there, sick state.
The Pot Roast recipe I used you can find here at The Pioneer Women’s wonderful website. That woman can cook some beef…and a whole host of other amazing things! The only thing I did differently was to use dried spices and add in parsnips with the carrots.