Simple Slow-Cooker Brisket For You

This Weekend… how can we describe it? Maybe I should just say that I didn’t put on Pajamas all day yesterday? Yes, this should sum up. As of Friday, Kaitlyn was not feeling well. She was a little hot and extremely picky, especially for such a happy baby….
This Weekend… how can we describe it? Maybe I should just say that I didn’t put on Pajamas all day yesterday? Yes, this should sum up.

As of Friday, Kaitlyn was not feeling well. She was a little hot and extremely picky, especially for such a happy baby. The poor girl looked miserable, so I took her to the doctor to find out… I have a sensitive teether. I think it’s good news and all, but “sensitive” it doesn’t seem accurate enough to describe it. For the whole weekend, she refused to sleep anywhere other than on David or me. It provided a comfortable weekend at home and good wine drinking.

After an exhausting Friday afternoon, David insisted that he take the reins of dinner (turn my arm) and we had a beautiful evening with delicious flavors, wine and enjoyment while I sat happily on my butt.

It was very Valentine’s Day, which was perfect as we resorted to simple Fajitas on Valentine’s Day (just pick up a pre-cooked rotisserie from your local grocer) and the Great Gatsby (love me some Leo).

Of course, hanging around the house does not have to be boring. Hailey reveled in the extra downtime that gave her ample opportunity to “work something out,” as she put it.

I slowly learned to let her make art the way she wants. There’s a side of me that shakes when she wants to “make a face”, but lines up all googly eyes in a row instead of the classic two eyes, nose and mouth, but that’s the whole point of art, right? To interpret it and do it the way you want? Now that I’ve agreed to let her go crazy, I love the Chaos that puts her on Paper.

I escaped home (with the fussy baby in tow) on Saturday afternoon.

It was one of those “Strike we need to buy a bunch of stuff” trips, so I met Lowe’s Foods. The bill was still, but we stocked up with coffee, butter, mineral water, a little broth, spices and other staples that tend to inflate the bill. We also focused on how to eat more at home, both at breakfast (because we are a three-ring circus) and at dinner, so if you compare a high grocery bill with what we spend on eating out, we save money, so the pain is a little relieved.

A lot to streamline? Yes, yes, I Do.

Yesterday (You Know, the day I stayed all day in Jammies?), was very relaxing. David would play in the morning with the girls and his guitar while I did some laundry and cooking tasks (recipes and others). It amazes me what some downtime can do for everyone’s psyche, including a three-year-old. Hailey was cute as it came yesterday, and I sucked it. I am sure that the smell of homemade bread also deserves some recognition.

The dinner was particularly delicious, so much so that it is quite worth sharing. I adapted this recipe for my own flavor and slow cooker and will definitely do it again!

Description

This simple breast recipe combines quickly and makes a hearty cold weather meal that will fill you and make your taste buds dance.

Ingredient

  • 2 1/2 lb beef brisket
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 Cups ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Instruction

  • Finely cut the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place the breast on Top of The onion.
  • Prepare the Sauce by mixing Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a separate bowl, then pour over the beef.
  • Set the slow cooker to High for 8 hours until the breast collapses.
  • Serve with thick toast, Slaw and a cucumber.