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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Redwork Snowman and Some Great Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday meant more than watching the game with hubby but it was the evening I finished one more block for my Winter Twitterings quilt - Snowman! Snowflakes were a bit time consuming but well worth it since they brightened up the scene. Don't you just love that smug smile that the snowman has? The playful twitters are so wonderful as they decorate the snowman's hat and bird house pole with stringed holly.
I thought I would share a couple of recipes that I made in the last couple of days. They are great meals to warm you up on cold wintery days.

Crock Pot Roast Beef with Rich Gravy

1 package cut up stew beef
1 packet of onion beef soup mix
2 cans of Campbell's Golden Mushroom Soup
1  package of Portabella mushrooms
1 Tablespoon paprika
Fresh ground pepper

Place the cut up stew beef in the slow cooker and sprinkle with the onion beef soup mix.
Empty the 2 cans of Campbells's Golden Mushroom Soup in a bowl, add enough water (about 3/4 cup) and with a whip stir until it is smooth. Add  paprika and fresh ground pepper and stir again. Pour over the beef. Cook on high for 6-8 hours.

Serve on mashed potatoes. Cut up potatoes, boil until soft. Add salt and 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese and mash the potatoes with beaters.
Quite Yummy!

Italian Soup

Dice 1 cup onions
2 cloves of garlic
2 cups chopped celery
3 cup cups of chopped broccoli
with 2 Tablespoons of heated olive oil add the above ingredients and saute.
In another pan brown low fat ground beef, add 1 Tablespoon of Italian Seasonings, salt, pepper and a garlic powder. Add to the sauted vegetables.

Add 2 cans of crushed tomatoes
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
2 cans of diced tomatoes
2 cans of white beans

Simmer for about 30 minutes on medium heat and 30 minutes on low heat. 
Serve with Parmesan cheese and crusty Italian bread.
I made homemade Italian bread. Anyone wanting the recipe please let me know and I will send you the recipe. It was well the effort to make. It slices up nicely and is great toasted the next day.

Feeling like I have the bug of some sort today. It is a drink a lot of hot tea, ginger ale and eat chicken soup day! Maybe I will get some sewing in between trips to the couch. Wishing you a blessed day.


  1. I love your snowman! Yes, the snowflakes do take some time, but they really add to the block.
    Thank you for the recipes! I will have to try these. Glad I saw it today because tomorrow I'm planning a trip to the grocery store. :)

  2. What a sweet snowman! Your recipe sure sounds good too, thanks for linking!


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