Saturday, February 11, 2012


Life has been hectic and a lot of changes are happening. All for the good over the humps. Sorry I was gone for awhile. But I'm back...never really left just had to get some stuff in order. Working on my cookbook and was having a lot of trouble with the publisher. Well I want to let you know that it should finally be done in about a month. I can't even believe it. Everything is done and set and ready to print. 6 months ago I never thought it would happen.

Anyway, every week my husband has been having his weekly poker games with the guys. I've been trying a few recipes and what's so nice is that they are just as excited for my cookbook as I am. LOL
I usually make a couple of dishes for them...nice hearty dishes. Fill the belly and they are happy poker players.

Sooo, last night I made stew for them. They don't even notice the potatoes missing. It was all gone in about an hour my husband said. I love it! I love to make people happy with food. I really love to cook for guys. They can just eat and eat.

3 pounds of beef chuck roast cut into 1 inch squares
6 baby carrots -cut into small slices (gotta have carrots in stew!)
2 small onions -diced, sliced anyway you want them
1 bag of frozen cut green beans
2 cups of beef broth
1 small can of tomato paste
2 bay leaves
1 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
xanthan gum about 1 tablespoon to thicken

Put all of the above except xanthan gum in large crock pot on low for 8 hours. In the last 30 min add the xanthan gum-mix it in and cover with lid. Just let it sit until ready to eat. It will thicken it up. Enjoy!

I will be back soon............