Thursday, January 29, 2009

Miss Bossy loves her Slow Cooking Thursday....

Last night we had the hubby's parents over for dinner. It was fab and the in-laws loved it.

My husband just brought it to my attention (OK, it wasn't like I didn't already know it) that when I cook for people I get rather bossy with him right before the guests show up. I start barking orders like, "set the table....please," (I do say please at least) "put ice in the glasses," "I need you to put your keys and wallet away before they get here," yada yada yada. I basically get in this frenzy right before anyone shows up for dinner. I get anxious and bossy and I don't know why. I don't get like this when people are coming over to watch a movie or just hang out...it's only when people come to dinner.

After apologizing profusely to my dear husband, I have been sitting here thinking about why I act this way and how to change it. I wonder if I can find the answer on Google.

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Southwestern Pot Roast

I found this so-easy-you-won't-believe-it recipe from Blessed Chaos' blog...I love anything that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare!! Woooohoooo! This will be my first time fixing this recipe.

INGREDIENTS
2-3 lb roast
8 small or 4 med-lrg potatoes, cut into large chunks

1/2 pound baby carrots
1 large onion, cut into large slices

1 jar (16-20oz) of medium salsa
1/4 cup of flour

DIRECTIONS
*Place potatoes and carrots on bottom of crockpot.
*Coat roast (trim fat) with 1/4 cup of flour and place floured roast on top of potatoes and carrots. Place the onions in any spaces or on top of roast.
*Pour salsa on top of the ingredients.
*Cook on low for 6-7 hours in crockpot.

Head over to Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more Slow Cooking recipes and to participate in Slow Cooking Thursday!

Question of the Day
When do you get bossy?


27 comments:

Mari said...

The roast looks yummy! I've never had it with salsa and will have to try it.
I get bossy just like you do. I'm anticipating some happening tomorrow night when I have 20 people coming for supper! I'll try to be ready ahead of time and be conscious of it!

The Blonde Duck said...

I think I may cook a roast Sunday!

I get bossy right before bed. And mean.

Lynette said...

Same as you. Guest coming puts me in high gear. I want it all to be perfect and for them not to have to lift a finger. Think I am stuck in the "June Cleaver" image at that time. How about you. Ever dreamed of heels, pearl necklace and a lace apron? LOL

SwizzlestickMama said...

Coffee Presses ARE the way to go--I tossed my coffee pot (gave it to Goodwill) about three years ago...and can't go back!

Sooo yummy!

CrYsTAL said...

When do i get bossy... hmmmm... I get bossy when I'm in a cleaning mode, and hubby is just sitting there and I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off, LOL. I'm like go do this, PLEASE... I always say please as well.

Sandy Toes said...

That hot cocoa machine looks great!

Bossy...the question should be "When do you NOT get bossy?"
-sandy toe

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I get bossy when Aunt Flo is in town!! hahaha

Nerdy Jess said...

I get bossy when my husband who has lived with me for 4 years WILL NOT fix the covers before bed. I can not sleep in chaos. BUT HE NEVER DOES IT! Grrr. Men.

Sandra said...

Great recipe, I'm going to bookmark it.

As for when I get bossy, I'm pretty easy going unless we're trying to head out the door for something and everyone is dragging themselves or I keep loosing members of the family. I get one ready to go and find the others on the computer or watching tv, then get those up and ready and the one that was ready first is NOW playing a game or something LOL

Jen said...

I get bossy also when people are coming over for supper. I look at it this way..I cleaned all day getting the house ready...I want it to stay that way at least until the guest get here. I can't wait to try this recipe.

mjpuzzlemom said...

This looks really good. Thanks for sharing it!


MJ

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

When am I not bossy (according to my husband)! I think I'm bossy when I get frustrated (usually with the husband). If I just cleaned up the kitchen and emptied the dishwasher, why must you insist on putting your dirty dishes on the counter? :)

I love the heart muffin pan. I have to get one of those for sure.

Lisa said...

I do the EXACT same thing. Of course I *think* its because when I cook I feel like it has to be absolutely perfect and I worried if everyone is going to like it, yada yada yada, etc. I don't dare want to look insufficient. So when visitors are coming just to hang out that pressure isn't there. Just my two cents! LOL!

Lisa said...

I do the EXACT same thing. Of course I *think* its because when I cook I feel like it has to be absolutely perfect and I worried if everyone is going to like it, yada yada yada, etc. I don't dare want to look insufficient. So when visitors are coming just to hang out that pressure isn't there. Just my two cents! LOL!

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Michelle said...

I already have the latte maker, its awesome.
and you get that way because you want everything to be perfect for your guests, nothing wrong with that. and our significant others should know to put all their junk away and to just jump in and start helping, instead they wait to be told.

Michelle said...

I already have the latte maker, its awesome.
and you get that way because you want everything to be perfect for your guests, nothing wrong with that. and our significant others should know to put all their junk away and to just jump in and start helping, instead they wait to be told.

angie said...

Your husband should just consider the bossiness a cute trait of yours!

Salt and pepper shaker - cute!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Salsa makes everything better! The pot roast sounds yummy!

Tabitha Blue said...

Ohhhh, I'm the same as you... right before people come over for dinner!! LOL Let me know if you find any answers on google!! Oh and that hot cocoa machine looks awesome!!!!!!


:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Are You Serious! said...

♥ You crack me up! I get bossy the same way but I also get bossy if ANYONE is coming over for any reason! :)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

That hot drink mixer looks great!

When I'm feeling a time crunch, I get panicky and might get a bit bossy then. Just a bit. Hey, you're just trying to delegate, right?! :)

Vickie said...

Never made it with salsa before so this is going on the menu in a couple of weeks. Thanks :)

My kids say I'm bossy all the time! Take Care :)

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