I know, I still need to work on the lingo, but I do need to give my motorcycle a name, right? I’m not sure what the rules are, but I think it has to be a girls name. How about princess? No, too feminine. How about mama cat? No, that just sounds like a harley dude’s lady (who’s gonna whoop your ass if you look at her funny). How about shadow dancer (my motorcycle’s model is a shadow). No, that sounds like a stripper name. Obviously I have to give it some more thought.
Archive for December 9th, 2008
You have to give this guy credit for creativity. We have been going back and forth on what to do about a tree this year. I drink caffeine free diet coke, those gold cans might actually look pretty cool.
My mom used to make a great beef stew. The weather has been cold, so no better time to recreate it. It didn’t hurt that stew meat was on sale buy 1 get one free (extra big pot!). I usually walk in to the grocery store with no idea what I am going to cook (helps me come up with new ideas), and thought it would be fun in the future to walk in to the store, find the sales, and cook a great meal on the cheap, and post the recipe and how much it cost. I am going to have a new area of the website called Grocery Savings Center, where there will be a bunch of articles to help you save money on your groceries (#1 tip- learn how to cook). Enough rambling- here’s the stew.
Brown the meat in vegetable oil and add spices if you like. I added some paprika, oregano, black pepper, and pinch of pepper flakes (for a little heat).
I like to add some flour, though it’s optional, I think it gives a nice body to the broth, but like I said, it’s up to you.
Add carrots, onion, celery, and beef broth to cover by a few inches and bring to a boil.
That’s the hard part. Turn the heat down, cover it, and let it simmer for a few hours. Add some cut red potatoes, frozen peas, and green beans, and simmer for another 1/2 hour . It’s not rocket science, the stew is done when the meat is tender (keep testing the meat, it’s fun).
I have to say my mom would be proud, it was pretty darn good, and tastes even better the next day!