Thursday, June 05, 2008


Good morning!

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The painters are finishing today...yay! Now I'm trying to decide on a color that I'll use for the half-bath. I want a fun color, but not blinding bright. I can't decide - cherry red, aqua, spring green...too many choices! And it needs to look good with the living room since they are right next to each other. We'll see...

This table runner is one I got from Anthropologie. (click for a better view/zoom) I LOVE it. So different and colorful! I have a hutch in the breakfast room that is painted black, so I'll be filling it with items to go with this fun runner. I already had it in my mind and on my schedule to look for specific things next week at the antique mall, and then I look at Stephanie's blog and see she's been thinking the same thing. ha! I love the vintage floral cake pans, biscuit tins, and canisters, so I want to look for different colors/patterns of those. I think that would be fun on the black shelves. Again, we'll see what I can find.

Random gripe.....why can't they make graham crackers in resealable packages?

Since I don't have much access to my kitchen today, this morning I put this recipe in the crockpot. These are SO good and perfect for a summer day when you don't want to cook! I'm serving these with fresh fruit salad and baked lay's chips.

BBQ Beef Sandwiches

1 3-lb. roast (I used a lean london broil)

1/2 c. water

3 Tbsp. vinegar

2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. chili powder

3 c. BBQ sauce (use a good one!)

kaiser rolls or hamburger buns (I have wheat buns to use)

1. Trim fat from roast. Cut meat, if necessary, to fit in crockpot.

2. Add water, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and chili powder to crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high 4-5 hours.

3. About 1 hour before serving, remove the meat from the crockpot. Discard cooking liquid . Using two forks to pull, shred meat and return to crockpot. Stir in BBQ sauce. Cover and cook on low setting until heated thru. If you are in a hurry, use the high setting. Serve on buns. Yield: 12-14 sandwiches.


"Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions." ~Author Unknown


Rebecca said...

I'm going to the store right now to get me a roast! This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing your recipes. What a fantastic idea. If I cooked more, I would share some of mine, but alas, I don't cook very often anymore.

Laurie in MN said...

Very pretty table runner.

Kip said...

boy, I'm with you on the resealable for the crackers..such a waste not to do it!

cindy said...

LOVE Anthropologies. They always have the cutest stuff and the best displays. Love to go there for inspiration. Love your blog and your banner is sooooo cute!


Anonymous said...

The barbecue sandwiches were delicious, take it from me. Of course, everything Jenny cooks is delicious!
Mom/one of her biggest fans

azarrella said...

i was seriosuly just thinking the same thing about graham crakers yesterday and I was tryin to fit the darn things in a ziploc!

Angie said...

Yum! I now have a dinner for next week. Thanks, Jennifer. :)

Mrs. Incredible said...

Great runner! Happy colors!

stephanie said...

i swear to you, we were somehow
separated at birth.
so when are you comin' to see me??