I’ve never been to Mississippi, but I am oh so grateful for all of the amazing people that live there now, thanks to this pot roast. IT CHANGES LIVES.
I was on Pinterest, looking for fast, easy meals and this blessing popped up on my screen. As with all my Pinterest meals, I was a bit hesitant, but after the first bite I was sold. It’s honestly that easy and good—so good that my husband volunteers to make it for dinner at least once a month.
Some people serve it over mashed potatoes, others take leftovers to make a sub sandwich with a slice of mozzarella cheese and a diced up pepperoncini pepper. In the end, you do you, and enjoy! (But in my house, the only way we have leftovers of this particular meal is if we buy a 5 lb chuck roast . . . for the two of us. Anything less is eaten in one sitting. Oops.)
If you’re worried about the peppers burning your mouth off, there’s no need to stress. The peppers are more of a background flavor that make everything that much better. However, if you’re like me and love a meal that has a kick to it, you can also pour some of the pepper juice into the mixture to cook and then slice up the peppers into the meal when serving.
(1) 3-5 lb. chuck roast
2 tbsp. olive oil (or vegetable oil)
salt & pepper, to taste
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 stick butter (1/2 cup) – REAL salted butter, not margarine
8 pepperoncini peppers
*If you’re in a hurry you can skip steps 1–5 and just season the meat before putting it into the crockpot*
- Heat up oil in a large skillet on high. You want it really hot to brown the beef quickly.
- Dry both sides of the pot roast with a paper towel.
- Season with a little bit of salt and pepper and add the roast to the hot oil.
- Allow the roast to cook for 2–3 minutes.
- Flip the meat over and sear the other side of the roast for another 2–3 minutes.
- Transfer meat to slow cooker.
- Sprinkle packets of dry ranch dressing & onion soup mixes over pot roast
- Top with a stick of butter then place peppers on and around roast.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4.5–5 hours)
- Slice or shred meat before serving. Be sure to throw away any fatty pieces.
- ENJOY. ENJOY.
Cook’s Notes: If you are sensitive to sodium, you could use unsalted butter for this. Be sure to use butter and not margarine. Margarine is basically oil. We did not find this recipe salty at all if you use this exact recipe, but be sure to adjust to your preferences.
Credit to “The Country Cook” at https://www.thecountrycook.net/crock-pot-mississippi-pot-roast/
BY CARLY CALLISTER
Summer is just around the corner, and that means melty popsicles, sunny pool days, family fun, and good barbecue. Here’s a deliciously easy recipe for classic pulled pork.
5-6 boneless pork chops
12 oz of your favorite cola drink (Dr Pepper, Coke, and Root Beer all work great)
A bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
A crock pot
What to do:
Place the pork chops in the bottom of your crockpot. Fill the crockpot with just enough of your soda to cover the chops. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. The meat will be scrumptiously tender when it’s finished. Drain out most of the liquid, leaving just enough to keep the meat moist. Then, pour in as much barbecue sauce as you’d like and shred the meat using two forks. Scoop a generous amount of meat on a hamburger bun, top with more barbecue sauce if desired, and serve with a summertime favorite like potato salad or watermelon. Enjoy!
—Courtney Johansson, Stance
It’s not too late to put a few things up for Easter! Hope these cheap and easy decorations can bring the Easter cheer into your home.
Umbrella Door Decor
Use an umbrella, small basket or even a hat to hold some beautiful spring flowers on your door. Doesn’t it look so cute on that green door??
Paper Straw Easter Bunnies
An adorable display can be made with these paper straws, some glue and a frame. Love it!
Flowers in Tea Cups
My sister-in-law did this for her wedding and I thought it was beautiful!! You can use real or fake flowers—fake will obviously last you longer. But this is a super simple way to make something that looks elegant and vintage. Love it!
I hoped these cute decorations gave you some Easter ideas and got you in the mood for an amazing weekend! For more posts like these, follow us on Pinterest or Facebook! If you liked what you read, feel free to share! Thanks for reading!
For pictures and more detailed information on these projects, click here.
—Emmaline Frost, Stance
Wondering what to do this Friday night? A great way to have fun with your family this week is to play a game called skittle bowling. The logistics are simple: go to your favorite bowling alley and pay for a game (usually around $4 per game for adults and $3 for children under 12 years of age) and make sure to bring a bag of skittles.
The rules for skittle bowling are simple. Each time you bowl, you are required to do a funny action. When it’s your turn, grab a skittle. Each skittle color represents a funny action you have to do. For example, if you draw red, then you have to hop once before you toss the bowling ball. Deciding what action each color represents will be up to you and your family, but a suggested list is below:
Red= hop once
Purple= close one eye
Green= spin three times, then grab the bowling ball
Orange= toss the ball granny style
Yellow= do a dance move before you toss the bowling ball
Skittle bowling is a fun way to mix up your evening with your family and have fun together. It’s a great way to enjoy some candy, some bowling, and some quality time with your loved ones.
—Rachel Harris, Stance
Happy Friday! Maybe you feel like your walls are looking boring. Why not try shaking it up? See ideas for 10 easy accent walls below.
1. Broom—Texture. Different kinds of texture are so great. And this one is peculiar—in a good way!
2. Wood Panel. This style is very cabin-esque. Let’s go mountain-ing! This look would be great in any room, not just for baby!
3. Pattern Paint Rollers. Love this idea! And this pattern looks like modern-art/wheat. Too cool.
4. Gold Polka-Dots. So glam! So easy! Invest in a circle punch.
5. Starched Fabric. This option is a fun way to decorate walls in apartments or rental homes, especially if you are unable to paint where you are living.
6. Sponge—Texture. A nice soft touch added to any room.
7. Contact Paper. Play with different pattern ideas. Chevron isn’t the only way to go!
8. Stripes. Vertical or horizontal stripes are very elegant and very “in.”
9. Triangles. Bold and unique! Very cool for a bedroom.
10. Corrugated Metal. Rustic look that’s simple to create!
Thank you for reading!
—Katie Hollingsworth, Editor-in-Chief, Stance: Studies on the Family
I need to share a few wonderful things with you all today. First is this video. It is How the Grinch Stole Christmas in American Sign Language, and you cannot tell me that this little girl isn’t the most adorable thing or that you don’t feel the Christmas spirit after watching it. Don’t even try.
The second and third wonderful things on my list are two easy-peasy recipes that you can use for your ugly Christmas sweater party, your white elephant gift exchange, or just for you, because you got your Christmas shopping done in August (go you). They are Nutella hot chocolate and frozen whipped cream. Trust me, they are so dang easy that you will wonder why you don’t do this every year!
Nutella Hot Chocolate
Recipe from here.
In a 1 – 1 1/2 quart crock pot add 1 cup of the milk and the Nutella. Whisk together until the Nutella is completely dissolved and incorporated.
Add the remainder of the milk and whisk to inocorporate it well. When it’s well incorporated the milk will be all frothy on top.
Place the lid on and turn the crock to low. Let heat completely through for 1 – 2 hours (mine took about an hour and a half).
Whisk one last time before serving to make sure everyone gets an equal amount of that great Nutella flavor. Serve topped with your favorite whipped topping or marshmallows.
Frozen Whipped Cream
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pour cold whipping cream into bowl of mixer. Using whisk attachment whisk, on medium speed, whip until it begins to thicken and you see soft peaks form. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla, continue mixing until well incorporated.
Take your whipped cream and spoon individual servings onto parchment lined baking sheet (I used my frosting tip/bag because they were already full of cream). Place in freezer for 2-3 hours or until completely frozen. Move to airtight container and store in freezer.
Merry Christmas, all!
By Sam Lund
8 Chocolate pudding cups
1 package of Oreos
1 package of mini pumpkin candies
First split 8 Oreos into halves, leaving one side with all the cream filling. Set the cream filling ones aside. Take the remaining sides of the Oreos and crush them to make Oreo crumbs.
Open the pudding cups and sprinkle Oreo crumbs over the pudding. This layer can be as thin or thick as you like.
Then take the Oreo sides you set aside. Partially wedge each Oreo side lengthwise into the back of a pudding cup so that it looks like a full moon.
Finally, place two or three mini pumpkin candies into each pudding cup on top of the Oreo crumbs.
Take a picture of your edible pumpkin patch and enjoy with friends and family!
By Ashley Smith