|I like my stew with broth, you can add less liquid for a thicker stew|
1 package mushrooms brown mushrooms.
1 package baby carrots
5 yukon gold potatoes
1 package celery
1 medium yellow onion.
1 pound stew meat
Enough stock to cover (personally I use chicken stock)
sprigs of fresh thyme
dash of worchestershire sauce
- Pat stew meat dry and toss stew meat in flour using a plastic bag, (preferably one without holes, unless you want to a
- Drizzle olive oil and add some butter to a pan and heat. gently saute mushrooms and dump into crockpot.
- ctually look like you were cooking.
- Coarsely chop an onion and saute both the onion and meat in the pan.
- While that's browning, dice the celery and parsnips into the same size (approximately) as the baby carrots. Slice potatoes in half and then into 1/2" pieces.
- Add all veggies to the crock pot.
- Add the meat and onions, mix gently, add garlic (a good tablespoon - I love garlic!) and thyme to the mix.
- Add enough broth to cover.
- Cook for 5 hours on high, or 9-10 on low. It's done once the potatoes are cooked, and can be speared with a fork. Enjoy with bread.
Now, ahem, Martha, I know you do crafts, how do you clean your house at the same time? And how do you keep your cats from destroying everything? Furthermore, I have a large glass jar of sand. What should I do with this? I am thinking of having the kids decorate it with shells, but maybe that's too blase' Any suggestions?
You would be proud though, that I managed to finish 4 yarns today, 2, start to finish, the others plied.
120 yards of Navajo plied Taste The Rainbow (from the Painted Tiger)
380 yards of super soft 2 ply Haught Pink (knittyandcolor)
125 yards Navajo ply Hydrangea (The Painted Tiger)
200 yards Navajo ply Vineyard (Louet Northern Lights roving)
I totally, completely screwed up Hydrangea, I had the tension set too high and it just wacked out the finished yarn. So N-plying wasn't the best idea, in retrospect, I should have just plied it. But it's done, and it's pretty, just not perfect. It'll still make a nice something someday. I still have a lot of that to spin, and the same with the rainbow. That was originally supposed to be spun back on itself but someone (Neptune) shredded the roving and I ended up N-plying instead. Maybe the Painted Tiger puts catnip in the color. Or else he was inspired by the name.
And I love the pink, and the rainbow. Anyone else? I have no idea what I'll do with them but I LOVE THEM!