Wednesday, November 3, 2010

slow cooking on a rainy evening.....

The weather's getting cooler--at least cooler than what it was here in the deep south. And it's raining---FINALLY! So that makes me want to prepare something warm and hearty for the family. Last night, I put some beef stew fixings in the crock pot and it cooked all evening. Today,I baked a couple of the HUGE russett baking potatoes and a loaf of french garlic bread. I served the stew over the potato and served the bread on the side. It's nice and thick and delicious!!!

Slow Cooking Beef Stew

1 large packet of beef stew cubes
salt/pepper to taste
1 package of dried slit peas
3/4 of a package of frozen carrot slices
1-2 cups of frozen corn kernels
1 large white onion diced

**soak the dry peas for as long as you can (I think I soaked mine for 1/2 a day)

Basicly,you add everything into the crock pot,add enough water according to your size crockpot and let it cook on high for about 4+ hours (or low for 6-8hours).Whenever I wandered into the kitchen,I would check on it and give it a good stir!