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.
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

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!


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!

Anonymous said...

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