I am trying to do more in the kitchen...
have been wanting to eat out less and cook more...
so yesterday I read various cookbooks and consulted friends on
a beef stew recipe (first one shown in this post).
I used marjoram and thyme.
I just added some, did not measure it out.
About 1/4 cup of flour...
Kept meat out after browning while sauteing the onions and carrots...
Beef stock + red wine is the liquid.... garlic, onion, carrots, potatoes are the vegetables!
I am pretty sure I cooked this too long on the stove;
it was quite reduced and thick, not really any broth by itself left.
The meat had thickened a bit too much...
The stew was still tasty though!
Next time I will not do it on the stove quite so long
(ended up being 3 hours, 2 would of been enough)...
I had baked up frozen baguette as well,
went really well with the stew!
I enjoyed having the food all ready for when
Mr Husband came home for dinner!
We had gotten an unexpected package earlier in the day,
it was this hand-painted from Romania icon!
It's of our Lord Jesus Christ,
in case you didn't know.
We've had some hard things in terms of just being
swamped with things to do, life, you know? if not one thing,
So I am trying to hold on to these moments as they come,
these unexpected gifts
reminding us that
Christ is with us
in all things,
and is full of mercy...