Is Monday a hard one to figure out in the grocery realm?  Everyone is heading back to work and school after the weekend.  Either that or you might do home schooling and you are trying to get back in the swing of things.  I have a ton to do here today, laundry, cleaning…getting supper started.  I was just wondering what was cooking at your house on this mmmMonday!?


Sometimes I think that I over-think and over-complicate our meals.  Do you ever do that?  Maybe it’s because in the family that I come from…we didn’t just have one meat and a side.  We had several sides.  At my husband’s granny’s house…they had more than one meat.  Sometimes, simplifying things a tad….is easier on the cook and the family doesn’t seem to mind either.


Tonight…I am trying a new recipe.  It’s Beef, Barley and Vegetable Stew.  It was in my little Everyday Food booklet.  I’m so excited to try it…because it’s a Crock Pot Meal.  Do you love your Crock Pot?  I do.  It provides us with a hearty meal at the end of the day…and keeps my hands free to do other things.  Plus…clean up is pretty easy too.  I’m not sure yet if I’m going to make corn bread or maybe pick up a loaf of Italian bread or make biscuits.  I guess we shall see.


I hope that your mmmMonday! is good, Dirt Roaders.  Leave me a comment about your favorite Monday night meal…or your most coveted Crock Pot recipe.  I would love to know!

Filling up the ol’ Crock Pot,