It is raining here. And I do mean Raining with a capital R. Felt like I needed a boat or paddles at least to get to work today. I love it when it rains overnight and then sunny during the day. Wouldn't that just be perfect? We have had a lot of snow, then last week it was sunny, and now cold and rain.
So. . it's raining and it is a great night for stew. My sweet friend Kayte over at Grandma's Kitchen chose this week's recipe for our Craving Ellie group. Go over to her blog to see how she cooked it up and to get the recipe. If you are interested in joining our group, click on Craving Ellie and check out the other bloggers and all the good food coming up.
As for the stew, somehow I was not excited about adding butternut squash to stew. I do trust Ellie Krieger though to produce healthy, delicious recipes. I was "tweeting" with Marthe and Kayte earlier today and they were cooking it up and it sounded so good. So I gave it a go. The verdict? We liked it, but next time I think I would leave the cinnamon out. I also wish my meat had been a little more tender. Crock pot would have worked great for this. It said to serve with couscous, but I served with rice.
Earlier in the week our TWD group made corniest corn muffins and luckily I still had two muffins leftover which went really well with the stew.
I have to give kudos this week to my husband, Chandler. Chandler loves the food I cook and he hardly ever complains. And he does a lot of the grocery shopping for me which helps tremendously. He sometimes makes mistakes - like tonight. He got my diced tomatoes, but forgot the tomato sauce. I just substituted some spaghetti sauce out of a jar for the tomato sauce. Hey, whatever works, right? He's just my best friend and in case he reads this blog this week, I want him to know how much he is appreciated.
Is anyone watching Off the Map on tv? I just love that show. Sort of like Grey's Anatomy in the jungle. Comes on Wednesday nights at 9 CST. Try it. And one of the main characters (Martin Henderson) isn't so bad either. What do you think?