Today, I find myself in the Stonehouse Kitchen filling my crock pot with hearty goodness!
Creating comforting one pot meals during the late winter months is one of my favourite things to do.
Fresh ingredients, spices and good for you food!
A nice way to have dinner ready on a busy afternoon...
With St.Patrick's Day on Sunday this is a perfect dish to help celebrate!
"Hearty Irish Stew for 2" ...
The list of ingredients is pretty simple for this recipe:
2 lb beef tenderloin/cubed, 2 large yellow onions/sliced, 3 stalks of celery/chopped, 2 large carrots/peeled & chopped, 2 large parsnips/peeled & chopped, 2 sweet potatoes/peeled & chopped, 12 Brussels sprouts, 4 large cloves of peeled garlic/minced.
Chopped = chunky chop, chop all vegetables the same size.
I like to use Club House Beef Stew for Slow Cookers... Seasoning Mix for Beef Stew.
I just add the packet to my crock pot, add 2 cups of water. Stirring to dissolve.
I also like to add Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce about 3 tbsp.
Fresh coarsely ground pepper, stir to combine.
Place vegetables and beef tenderloin into crock pot.
Toss to coat well...
Cover and cook for 6 hours on high.
Stir before serving.
I like to have this Hearty Irish Stew for 2 on day 2.
I cool the stew completely, refrigerate over night. I put my crock pot right in the fridge.
The next day I return my crock pot to the heating unit and re-heat on low for 4 hours or until stew is well heated.
Then I serve it, the flavors are more intense and it thickens up nicely as well.
Do you have Club House in your Kitchen pantry?
What are some of your favourite Club House products?
I have been enjoying all of the fresh flowers that you have been sharing lately.
Very nice fresh cut flowers...Thank you ;0)
As we all are trying to create a breath of an early Spring into our hearts & our homes.
I have purchased a bouquet of fresh cut flowers recently specifically for their size & colour.
Fresh cut flowers to match my decor...purple carnations, lavender-pink freesia,
raspberry gerberas & asiatic lilies...
Usually I don't match my fresh cut flowers to my decor but this time I was working on a decor theme in our home.
My inner granny chic style...my colour palette for this look is consisting of indigo blues, turquoise, purple, raspberry, red, yellow & a touch of pink...whew (sigh) a lot of colour ;0)
Try your own water colour, you need:
A bouquet of fresh cut flowers, a clear glass vase, a box of club house food colour.
Preparation of your fresh cut flowers:
Always start with a clean washed vase, unwrap your flowers immediately when you arrive home.
Give a fresh cut to all of the stems before placing them in your vase.
Don't ever tear a flower stem if you do re-cut the stem with a clean sharp knife or clean flower scissors. Some hardwood stems are okay to be torn but all of the soft flesh flower stems need to be cut on an angle ( / ) with a clean sharp knife.
Fill your glass vase 3/4 of the way with clean warm water.
Apply drops of food colouring into the water.
(for mine it was 6 big drops of the blue out of my club house food colour box)
For intense colour add more drops, the less intense colour add less drops.
Stir after adding your food colour drops...until well blended.
You can experiment with the intensity of colour by starting out with half of the water in the vase and start adding your drops of food colour one at a time to the desired intensity. If it is too dark this is when you just add more clean water to change the vibrancy of the water colour...
These flowers won't absorb the food colour from the water.
If you would like to change the colour of your flowers with food colouring visit here...
What water colour would you choose?
Would you match your room decor or use your favourite colour perhaps?
For those of you starting March Break have a great one...
It is a fresh day out today but not cold, just feels nice. I am hoping the sun will shine today.
It would certainly make my day and put a ;0) on my face.
Maybe take some interior photos...?
I have plans to do some spring cleaning in the sewing studio.
Yup! Some of my friends have already started their spring cleaning!
When do you start your spring cleaning?
Or maybe you have it already finished...?
I want to make some more of these fabric baskets, they are great for having existing projects that I am still working on...
They are decorative and functional as well ;0)
I designed these fabric baskets with pocket dividers for tools and accessories.
I have made these fabric baskets for the girls.
Allison & Jessica use theirs for knitting projects they have on the go... (They really get a lot of use out of them...I should probably make them some more ;0) I have just the right fabric too!)
I have decided to make some for the sewing studio.
These fabric baskets are a great project to make a bunch of at a time...
I want to use them for fabric that is cut and ready to be sewn into the next project.
I'm hoping they will keep everything neat & tidy, ready, organised.
When I walk into the studio I can just pick up the basket with all of the contents of a project inside and take it to the machine to be sewn...
They stack up really well too, and hold a whole bunch!
Clean up will be easier too! ;0)
When everything will just go back into the fabric basket at the end of the day,
if it has not been complete...