I'll be wearing green on St. Patrick's Day and I'll also be eating green!
Better Homes and Gardens has some wonderful recipes for St. Patrick's Day.
MidWest Living has some wonderful recipes, too.
I'm having shredded brussel sprouts with bacon along with my corned beef.
Here's a nice stew recipe for you:
- 1 pound boneless lamb or boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 medium potatoes (peeled and quartered)
- 6 medium carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick (3 cups)
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
- 1/4 tsp. dried basil, crushed
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Sprigs of fresh thyme (optional)
1. In a large saucepan, combine lamb or beef, beef broth, onions, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to boiling and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Skim off the fat.
2. Add the potatoes, carrots, dried thyme and basil. Bring to boiling and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes more or till vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf and discard.
3. Stir together the cold water and the flour. Stir into the stew. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for one minute more. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Garnish with the thyme, if you like. Makes 6 servings.
(I always add a little wine (!!!) and it always tastes better the next day.)
A BIG thank you to Mary for being our hostess for Mosaic Monday.
Wishing you well and a JOY filled week!