Today is game day in the Kitten household. We have friends coming over and I am preparing a rather hearty meal in order to feed the fam and anyone else who chooses to eat. Game day is always fun despite the nerdiness that generally ensues.
Big Guy has been running a “GURPS” game for the group. I apparently managed to cement my nerdiness by commenting that I preferred the GURPS magic system to D&D. *shrug* It just makes more sense. Admittedly, it can be a pain to deal with, but magic shouldn’t be easy. We’ve gone through our fair share of characters already in the game.
Dinner to go along with game is pot roast, homemade bread and mashed potatoes. A warm and filling meal to go with the snow-laden day. I actually began cooking the pot roast last night. Chopped the carrots and potatoes, seasoned the roast and stuck it in the crock pot to cook on low for 12 hours. It smells delicious. I woke up a few times throughout the night and smelled it.
The bread is shamelessly stolen from Oregon Cottage, who shamelessly stole and adapted it from the easy artisan bread in five minutes. I slightly adapted it myself, mixing the dough in a gallon sized ziplock bag for easy fridge storage. I think I also may have added less flour than the recipe called for, but I ran out of flour. I popped it in the oven today and worried because it was definitely more liquidy than the pictures on the website. I had visions of a flat, black, almost bread. I was pleasantly surprised. It puffed up and looks BEAUTIFUL. Seriously, if the bread tastes half as good as it looks, I am excited.
The mashed taters will come from a box, but that is because one of our friends prefers boxed, instant taters to homemade. Meh, whatever makes him happy.