Friday, December 27, 2019


It is cold and dark this time of year.  I struggle a little with this.  I go to work, come home and try to stay warm by the fire.  It just seems like everything is a little harder this time of year.  So I try to do things to make life easier, like have dinner in the crock pot when I get home.

When you use your crock pot, you walk in the door and the end of the day and the house smells warm and inviting. I can do most of the prep in the morning before I go to work and when I have just a tiny bit of energy.
Well I browned the oxtails...
Sautéd some onions and garlic..

Reduced some beef broth with a little brandy and poured it all into the crock pot.  I turned it on high and went upstairs to shower.

On my way out the door I checked the crock pot and it was hot and steamy.  I turned it on low and left for work.

When I got home I was excited to open the door and be met with the warm, delicious aroma.  I walked in the house...and nothing.  Hmmm, I must really have a stuffy nose.  I walked straight to the crock pot and lifted the lid - nothing.  I hadn't plugged the damn thing in.

We went out for dinner.

December 27, 2019  Sunrise 10:58 am  Sunset 2:45 pm  Temp. H -16/ l -20


  1. I had a laugh about your oxtails! I have done the same with my crock pot. I have not cooked oxtails but have done kangaroo tail soup in my crock pot - delicious.

  2. Hmm...Kangaroo tail soup? For us in Alaska, Rosie, that sounds exotic!


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