Thursday, May 26, 2011

Beef Stew Carbonnade

Sunday night we had a lovely evening at Aunt Kathy's house to celebrate Aunt Carol's birthday. I enjoyed just getting to relax and enjoy the company of my wonderful extended family.

The amazing veggie tray! I think I have a new found love of jicama!
 Me and Mellie
 We were having good laughs
 So much fun!
 Enjoying the veggies...(don't be impressed with our nutritious snacks, we ate hamburgers later!)
 So nice to spend quality time with the fam!
 All in a big circle hearing about "old times" from the Parents!
 Carol and Mellie, such a sweet look!
 Izzy was so happy to be in her crate, just as long as she was near us. Perfect pup!
 Happy Birthday Carol! We love you!!
The beautiful sisters!
I know it is almost summer know, but just in case you get a hankerin' for beef stew here's a recipe for ya!

Beef Stew Carbonnade

3 slices bacon
1/2 onion
1/2 pound cubes stew meat
3 carrots
Tbsp flour
5 prunes
1/2 beer
1/2 Tbsp thyme
1/2 cup beef broth
Chop carrots and slice onion
Coat beef in flour.
Cook bacon in skillet until fat is rendered, remove from pan.
Add beef to bacon grease and brown on each side.
Place onion, carrots, prunes, thyme, bacon and salt and pepper in crock pot.
Add beef and stock to pot.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve with a piece of toasted bread.

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