Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pot Roast and a Dust Storm

This has been the strangest day for January 22nd.  First of all, it's about 65 degrees outside with a 20-30 mile an hour wind.  It sounds so strange outside on our back porch.  The wind keeps whipping through the fan blades on our outdoor fan, making it whistle.  It's so creepy sounding, especially when I'm enjoying my new favorite show, Finding Bigfoot. Ha!

The wind actually blew a wind storm into our area and it looks foggy, dirty, strange outside.  I'm really surprised it hasn't messed with the 10 year olds asthma.  We even saw it block out the sun and the boys were just sitting in wonder at how odd it looked.

It was a lazy Sunday so I whipped out the trusty Crockpot and a roast I had in the freezer.  I completely ad-libbed the recipe since I never follow a recipe for pot roast.  It turned out terrific.  Here's the recipe:

Pot Roast - Serves 6

5 lb pot roast
1 small can of tomato sauce
Montreal Steak Seasoning - 1 tbsp
Montreal Burger Seasoning - 1 tbsp
1 cup of chicken broth

Just let it cook all day and add more seasoning if you think it needs it at the end of the day.  The tomato sauce makes a great gravy.  We served ours over mashed potatoes.

To change the subject, my Mom has been set up with a Home Healthcare Nurse (which is what she used to be) and a Physical Therapist.  The PT is going to work on her movement and help her with her walking so maybe she doesn't fall anymore.  The home health nurse went through my Mom's medicine and told me that the doctors in Atlanta had started her on a medicine for Parkinsons Disease.  The symptoms seem like what she's going through.  I actually found another Parkinsonian type disease that sounds even more like what's going on with her.  It's Multiple System Atrophy and she has every symptom.  I'm going to mention it to her doctor tomorrow.

This is all so confusing and stressful but I'm trying my hardest to be helpful to her and make her feel like everything is going to be ok.  I'm not sure it's going to be but I don't think my Mom knows that yet.


Michelle said...

We had a major lightening/thunderstorm Friday night, weird weather for January in Kentucky. The roast sunds yummy! Hope everything works out for your Mom. Many prayers!!!

Hautemama said...

Thank you Michelle!!!

The Lindsey Family said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your mom's way.

Hautemama said...

Thank you so much!