A chuck roast is cooked with barley and bay leaf in a slow cooker before it is cubed and added to a soup pot of simmering vegetables in a beef broth.

A chuck roast is cooked with barley and bay leaf in a slow cooker before it is cubed and added to a soup pot of simmering vegetables in a beef broth.

A chuck roast is cooked with barley and bay leaf in a slow cooker before it is cubed and added to a soup pot of simmering vegetables in a beef broth.

A delicious and hearty oatmeal bread. This is especially good when it is hot and fresh, just plain–and really great with a little butter and honey. This recipe is the end result of trial, error and continuous tweaking.

A delicious and hearty oatmeal bread. This is especially good when it is hot and fresh, just plain–and really great with a little butter and honey. This recipe is the end result of trial, error and continuous tweaking.

A delicious and hearty oatmeal bread. This is especially good when it is hot and fresh, just plain–and really great with a little butter and honey. This recipe is the end result of trial, error and continuous tweaking.

This is a delicious breakfast dish that my mother likes to prepare for Christmas breakfast. It is easy to prepare, and sets overnight, so in the morning you just put it in the oven and enjoy.

This is a delicious breakfast dish that my mother likes to prepare for Christmas breakfast. It is easy to prepare, and sets overnight, so in the morning you just put it in the oven and enjoy.

This is a delicious breakfast dish that my mother likes to prepare for Christmas breakfast. It is easy to prepare, and sets overnight, so in the morning you just put it in the oven and enjoy.