Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Hello everyone welcome to my new blog.  I wanted to start the new year off by sharing my favorite recipes each week with all of you.  Each week I will add two new recipes to the list.  I will try to have them posted by Thursday so you can add them to your weekly shopping list.  Those of you who know me, know I will be at the grocery store on Thursday afternoon.  Because I am so organized each month will be a theme.  Yay!!!!!  This month we will have comfort food and salad.  Since I have pnemonia this week, we will start with comfort food.  This is the Tasty Treat portion of the title, look at the bottom for the Treasured Tidbit.

Pot Roast and Vegetables

Take a beef roast of your choice (rump, chuck or london broil). Sprinkle with salt and pepper and garlic, brown in a dutch oven.  Add two tablespoons of Dale's Seasoning, Worchestershire Sauce and Soy Sauce to one cup of beef broth and pour over roast.  Cover and put into oven at 350 degrees for two hours.  Clean and peel if desired one 5lb bag of new red potatoes, one 1lb bag of carrots, washed, and one onion peeled and quartered.  Put in a bowl.  In another small bowl mix 1 package of Lipton onion soup mix and two packages of gravy mix and 3 cups of beef broth.  After the roast has been cooking for one hour pour the vegetables and soup mix over the roast cover and cook for the additional hour.  After cooking, take the roast out and let it rest for 10 minutes and cut up serve with the cooked vegetables.  It is so good!!!

Irish Stew

Brown an onion in a stock pot with a little bit of oil.  Add 2 boxes of beef broth to stock pot.  Add leftover roast or use cooked stew meat.  Add 3 cups of diced potatoes to the broth and bring to a boil.  Cook for about 20 minutes until potatoes are tender, add 1/2 cup of ketchup and a can of English peas (you can use frozen if you like).  Boil for another 5 minutes and serve with cornbread.

My favorite cornbread recipe is on the White Lily Buttermilk Cornbread package.  It is the package with the scarecrow on it, look on the back. It is the best.

The Treasured Tidbit is the story behind the recipe (if there is one).  Today my favorite comfort food is the Irish Stew.  I can remember my mom fixing this for us in the cold winter time.  My dad and brothers all worked construction and at one point they were riding to work on a dune buggy, yes dune buggy in the winter.  They were all bundled up and you could only see their eyes shining from underneath the cool orange stocking caps.  This stew was a great meal after that ride.  It warmed them right up.  Of course she would make fried cornbread which is my all time favorite.  In fact she cooked me some for Christmas lunch and New Year's lunch.  You take the cornbread mix, add some chopped onion and water to make a mortar mix consistency (construction term) and fry in a pan with vegetable oil.  Just enough oil to fill the bottom of skillet.  Cook until they are bubbly on one side flip and brown the other side.  Best if eaten hot with ketchup!!!

What better way to start off the new year than by praising the one who gave his life for us. 

I will exalt you my God and King, I will praise your name forever!!!!
Psalm 145:1


  1. I didnt know Irish stew was so easy. It was one of my favorites growing up!

  2. Thanks Cindy! I look forward to reading and tasting! Willa :)

  3. OOps I think Lindsay was signed on at my house.

  4. Great idea, Cindy, I love it! I made fried cornbread New Year's day, too. It was so good. Mine was from Bobbi's recipe. She uses 2 part cornmeal and 1 part flour...it was sooo good. I will try yours, as well, and I'm sure Jack will like it, too. Patti