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Saturday, January 17, 2009

crock pot follies


Does this look as good to you as it does to me? I have to laugh because if you're like me, the men in this house cannot understand why we girls take pictures of our food!!

Anyway, remember that my goal right now is to cook nutritious food that is super easy? Well, here's one of those and no special shopping required. I already had a roast in the fridge thawing and I had a can of black beans and the few ingredients needed to make it BBQish (not from a bottle) and just threw it in the o'l crock, then at dinner I just threw some butter and coconut oil (yes, fat can be good for you) in the pan and fried some burger buns (spelt ones I already had) and tossed this on top! I felt so gourmet and I really wasn't. :) My husband was especially pleased with the grilled bun; he and even Dylan (very picky) thought it was quite good.

Here's what it looked like in the crock.

Mmmmm...I may need to go make that again.

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.