Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beef it Up.

So this is the traditional beef stew... it is a husband pleaser. I'm not a stew fanatic, but it is a hearty meal. Not to mention- super easy (if you have a crock pot.)
I don't have a "result" photo, but I bet you guys can use your I M A G I N A T I ON to picture what it looks like.

Beef Stew

2 lbs Beef Round cut into 1" cubes (salt and pepper)
1 lb small round potatoes (the itty bitty ones, so you only have to halve them)
16 oz baby carrots
16 oz chopped celery
1 can of Condensed French Onion Soup (Campbell's)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 T. Worcestershire sauce

2 T. of corn starch whisked in with 4 T. water (for LATER)

Mix all the meats and vegetables with the soup, 1/2 C. of water, and worcestershire sauce. Cook in crock pot on LOW for 5 hours, then add the cornstarch mixture and cook on high for another half hour.

Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Tasty, tasty.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Go Bananas.

I'm sure many of you have heard of the "One Ingredient Ice Cream." I can't even link that title because there are so many places to find it. But it is really a phenomena. Frozen bananas, blended up in whatever you have, be it a Magic Bullet or a GLORIOUS Vitamix...(Laura..) this treat will ALWAYS leave you wondering if ALL ice cream is made out of banana's. The texture is SO creamy and bananas melt in your mouth just as well as any other soft serve you've had.

Now, not to discredit my Magic Bullet, because I do love it- but it takes quite a bit of knocking around to get it to blend up frozen bananas so smoothly. So this morning, to spare my bullet a brutal beating, I whipped out my Horizon Chocolate Milk. I love this chocolate milk, it tastes rich yet not too sweet. I figured the cool temperature of the milk and the frozen banana's would find a happy place in the bullet and be able to blend smoothly. Not only was I right- but it tastes SO GOOD. Holy cow.

Please try this, and if you don't have the means, come here and we'll freeze some chopped up banana's together and have an exquisite summer treat..