Something monumental happened yesterday.
Luke and I prepared and ate our very first roast with potatoes and carrots. To say that I am excited about this small task would be an understatement.
Honestly, I’m pretty much just flabbergasted that we actually pulled it off.
It is something that we have wanted to do for awhile, but I didn’t have a lot of faith in us. Each time we went to the grocery store Luke would ask me if we could purchase a roast and cook it, and I would look at him as if he was crazy.
A roast?!?!?! We can’t cook a roast, we don’t have any kids!
Now I understand, having kids doesn’t seem like a requirement for cooking a roast, but in my eyes it is something that a mother or grandmother cooks, not a 24 year old who has been known to forget to put water in her cake batter and couldn’t figure out why the dough was so sticky.
Even after reading the box several times.
But this week I decided we needed to give it a try
So we bought it. And then I got really scared. I called my mom asked her several 'roast' questions, I even got on Mimi's Making Meals Blog to see what kind of advice she offered (By the way if you haven't done it yet, check out her recipe blog There are lots of yummy recipes on there!) Then I read the book of my never used crock pot from front to back, I wanted to make sure I had everything covered.
So we washed and peeled the potatos and carrots, cut the carrots, prepared the roast and then put it all in the crock pot. (FYI, usually when I say 'we' I really mean 'Luke', in this case it was all Luke, but it sounds better if I have a part other than just crazy worrier)
Then the next day we came home from work and ate it. And it was delicious.
Now this maybe seem very trivial to you, but to me every ‘first’ thing we do together is so exciting!
Before we got married, actually before we even got engaged I was so nervous about us traveling alone together on our honeymoon. What would happen if we had a problem? Either Luke or I would have to solve it, and that scared the heck out of me.
But we did it, and everything was fine. SO with each new thing we do I get so excited, whether it is traveling around the world together, going furniture shopping, debating on what TV to buy, or simply preparing a roast for dinner, they are all new and exciting adventures in our life!
Oh, by the way, if you have seen my metabolism wandering around aimlessly somewhere will you please tell it to come back to me, I really miss it. It disappeared shortly after the wedding and I need it back, I have lots of thanksgiving and Christmas feasts to partake in.