My new favorite roast recipe is the CrockPot Lady's Java Roast. It was so easy to put together. I didn't even thaw the roast first, and I cut the veggies into big chunks, so that part went quickly. And the flavor--wow, different than any other roast I've had, and possibly my favorite roast ever. The Engineer had three helpings!
Note I made a couple of big changes to the recipe. I eliminated the mushrooms (since I can't stand them) and added red potatoes. And I didn't have any cream cheese, so I used sour cream instead, and I loved the tang it added to the sauce.
The Cinnamon Sugar Cookies I found on allrecipes.com are similar to Snickerdoodles--especially if you roll the dough balls in cinnamon and sugar, as several of the reviewers on All Recipes suggested. That's what I did, and I fell in love with these cookies. The texture is amazing. I'm glad I froze half of them--let's see how many days I can wait before thawing the rest!
If you make these, start checking them at 8 minutes if you want softer cookies. I actually liked the crispier texture since they aren't dense at all.
I have heard that "boxed wine" no longer automatically equals "poor quality wine," so we checked out the boxed wine section at a grocery store recently. We came home with Black Box Wines Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon (2007.) I'm not exactly a wine connoisseur, but I have to say The Engineer made an excellent choice. I'm loving this cabernet, and the price is amazing--at $22.99 for a 3-liter box, that equates to $5.75 per 750 mL (the size of a standard wine bottle.)