1.18.2011

tasty tuesday:stew

lane's been sick the past few days, and after an awful night of no sleep for him, decided to take a sick day today. it worked out because it was a quiet day around the house for him to rest. canon had speech then i took him to school. when i got home at 1030, ledger was still asleep as well as lane. i got ledge up and he and i headed to walmart. i asked lane what sounded good to him for supper. i can usually bet on a response of either roast or stew. today was stew. so stew it was. here's a really easy recipe for it that my mom has always made and now i make often.
stew
1.5-2# stew meat
1 package of baby carrots
3-4 red potatoes
1 can green beans, peas, and corn, drained
1 can cream style corn
1 can french onion soup
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can water
salt/pepper

mix all together in dutch oven. cover. bake at 275* for 5 hours. easy-peasy.

i guess you could do it in the crockpot on low for 4-5 hours, too. i've just never done it!

it was the perfect meal for a cold, gray, sick day. we caught up on a new show on nbc called "the cape". anybody else watch this? we've enjoyed the first 2 episodes. it's batmanesque.

the boys were pistols this afternoon. very whiney and volatile. at one point, lane asked dead seriously if 6:45 was too early a bedtime. that's how you know what kind of state the kids are in! a little carmel corn bedtime snack kept them happy until about 7:25.

since the boys have been in bed, we've been watching friends while playing cards (3/13). i think we've played every night for the past couple of weeks. it's a laid-back, not too much thinking involved kind of game. we enjoy it. this paragraph makes us sound a lot older than we are...ha! my love language is quality time so just sitting around talking and being together is my perfect night.

i'll leave you with a picture of my happy shopping partner today. walmart was actually pretty enjoyable today. tuesdays are wonderful....not crowded and everythings been restocked from the weekend. as long as ledger has a snack, he's super pleasant. if he's not distracted with eating, he hollers for everything he sees. he really wanted a banana out of the back of the basket today. we're going to have to work on his mindset about food later on!

2 comments:

Josh and Maggie Seymour said...

I'm going to have to try your stew recipe! I don't think I've ever made stew before. And your evening after your kids' bedtime sounds a lot like our evenings a lot of nights. I'm definitely a quality time person too!

Laughlin said...

I'm putting this on our menu for next week, thanks for the idea! :-)