Well apparently I got the marathon training schedule wrong.
Jerry was supposed to start shoveling in the carbs last night.
The night I had a pot roast in the slow cooker.
Since I had dinner practically done, it seemed like an excellent afternoon for a manicure with Mom.
We decided to try a gel manicure, since it is supposed to last up to two weeks. Unfortunately, the salon didn’t have a ton of color choices in the gel polishes. I was hoping for a Merlot color and ended up with bright red. Mom went with a pretty chocolate brown. I’m jealous.
I love how the gel manicure looks. My nails are so shiny they look wet.
I’ll let you know how long it lasts.
So back to the dinner with no carbs. How to solve this problem?
With mashed potatoes, of course.
We strained out the vegetables and brought the rest of the liquid to a boil on the stove top.
Whisk the slurry into the hot liquid. Let bubble for a few minutes to see how thick it will be.
Repeat the process until you get the consistency you want.
I almost forgot to add my favorite slow-cooked meat condiment to my pot roast.
|Horseradish Sour Cream.|
I love the spicy/sour flavor with the rich meat and gravy.
I stole this garnish from Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Beef Stew recipe. (Which is also delicious).
The beef was so tender, I inhaled my dinner.
I ended up with heartburn. I chewed some Tums and fell asleep on the couch at 9pm, before Modern Family and Top Chef!
Has anyone tried a gel manicure? Did you like it?