Whether you’re talking about the drive-thru eating on the way down to my mom’s house, or the take-out pizza we ate Saturday night.. my diet has been pretty much thrown out the window while on vacation.

And though it may not be as bad as the schnitzel smothered in cheese and tomato with a side of german potatoes (or the cherry pie and ice cream we had for dessert)… the Java CrockPot Roast probably wasn’t ideal, either. At least, not with the second helping.



I agree with Stephanie that if I didn’t know there was coffee in there, I never would have guessed that’s what the rich flavor was from. So if you don’t like coffee, don’t let that stop you from trying it.

Now it’s not anything MY family is EVER going to eat. The kids didn’t care for the “gravy” and my husband wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole – but perhaps YOUR family would. If they will, then lucky, lucky you! This recipe was so easy and ten times as delicious as it was easy. I had to try hard not to overeat.

I said try.

I didn’t say I succeeded.

Here’s the first part of the recipe and I’ll let you click over to Stephanie’s site for the rest:

The Ingredients.

–3 lb chuck roast, trimmed of fat
–3/4 cup brewed coffee
–1 yellow onion, chopped
–1 red bell pepper, chopped
–8 oz sliced mushrooms
–1 t garlic powder, or 4-5 chopped cloves
–1/2 tsp salt
–1/4 black pepper
–1 T Worcestershire sauce
–3 T red wine vinegar
–4 oz cream cheese (to add at the end)

Click here for the directions.

Let me know if you try it, I’d like to know if you love it as much as I do. Of course, be sure and tell Stephanie first!! 😉

Fat and Happy,


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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!