Thursday, November 29, 2007

Marlene's Birthday Card

I guess it's safe to post this now. The snoop should have left work
and hopefully she in on her way here! My baby sister is turning 45 on Saturday! OMG! I can't believe it. She's going to kill me if she reads this! LMAOROTF! My sister is my best friend. We talk to each other everyday and see each other almost every weekend. She's like a second mom to all my kids. Last year I bought her a puppy for her birthday. It was a surprise and she is totally in love with Miss Ruby. Ruby is a King Charles Cavalier and she is really adorable. So all my sis gets for her birthday this year is this card! I'm still paying for the dog! LOL! Maybe i'll just go buy Ruby a little treat!
She's coming over to my house today, Friday, after work so that she'll be here in the morning to help me at the craft fair, and it's her birthday...isn't she the best?!. She wants me to make her dinner. Her favorite dish is my Nona's pot roast, and i told her that that was not going to happen...Friday night is Pizza night! LOL! The pot roast is now simmering, smells delicious and is delicious! Here's the easy. Enjoy!

Nona Veras' PotRoast
1 large hunk of meat ( i used a beef round bottom roast)
1 onion
1 carrot
1 stalk of celery
1 clove of garlic
1 bayleaf
pinch of rosemary
2 -3 porcini mushrooms (these are dried mushrooms and come in a small packette)
1 tbs butter
1 tbs olive oil
1 cup water
1/2 bottle of red wine
salt and pepper to taste

In a dutch oven heat up your olive oil and butter. Brown meat on all sides to sear.
In a food processor chop up your onion, celery, garlic and carrot so that it is fine. Put on top of your browned roast. Add the cup of water, and the half bottle of red wine. Add bayleaf and pinch of rosemary, salt and pepper, and the dried mushrooms. Stir everything. make sure that the roast is at least half covered with your "sauce". If there's not enough "sauce" add either more water or more wine...I usually add more wine! Cover it and let it simmer on top of your stove for 2 - 3 hours...until fork tender. Try it...if you like pot roast you're going to love this! Serve this with some mashed potatoes, or noodles...or mouth is watering right now thinking about it!


Marlene said...

What can I say, "You are the best friend and sister anyone could ever have. I love you so much! And guess what you did it again, making me cry; you and your family are always good to me and also to my little puppy, Ruby.
Thank you so much for the beautiful card and for making my favorite winter meal.
I wanted to spend my special day with my best friend and family.
Thanks again, I love you so much.

Lesa said...

Hi Lorraine,
I thought I would stop over and introduce myself. I am one of your blogging stamping sisters! You can find my blog here: I am excited to get to know you and check out all the stuff on your blog. That puppy is absolutely precious! Have a great weekend!

dd2njoy said...

What a beautiful card...and that puppy is adorable!! Can I have one of them for my b'day too? lol,

Niki said...

Very pretty! I love the colors and the patterned paper you chose!

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