Friday, March 16, 2012

A Meal Fit For A Saint

I saw this recipe this morning on the Today Show.
So I decided to make it.  I adapted the recipe to use what I had.
2 T. canola oil
4 lbs cross rib roast cut into 1-2 in. chunks
Brown meat in a pot.

Remove meat from pot and add vegetables

12 pearl onions peeled and cut in half
3 handfuls of baby carrots chopped
4 stalks of celery chopped
2 T.  fine chopped garlic in a jar
Cook until softened.

Add meat back in with the vegetables.

4 bottles of Guinness stout beer
1 c. beef stock
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper

Simmer on the stove for 4 hours.

We poured the stew over mash potatoes.  Pure comfort.

Recipe can be made and put in the crockpot on low for 4 hr.

For dessert, make your favorite brownies and frost with
chocolate frosting and don't forget the shamrock sprinkles.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Migrating Monarchs 2012

Did you see them today?  The wonderful migrating Monarch Butterflies.  I have been lucky to see them for a couple of years now.  Love watching them crossing the road as I drive and I waited in front of my house for a glimpse of them to fly by.

Monarchs are especially noted for their lengthy annual migration. In North America they make massive southward migrations starting in August until the first frost. A northward migration takes place in the spring. The monarch is the only butterfly that migrates both north and south as the birds do on a regular basis. But no single individual makes the entire round trip. Female monarchs deposit eggs for the next generation during these migrations.

I know, all you see is a little black dot in the picture.
Those suckers fly faster than I can get the shot.  Lol!
Here is a close up.  It doesn't do it justice.
Hope you got to see them.