You know I love my Crockpot dinners and I love cookbooks. I came across the 2012 Gooseberry Patch Recipe Card Calendar and decided I would combine the two in a review.
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The 2012 Calendar is really cool and comes in handy in the kitchen. It only has a size of about 9.5 x 6 but it is so colorful and has 2 recipes on each side/ month. The recipes are printed in a 4×6 format and are also perforated so you can tear them out once the year is over and include them in your recipe box. How cool is that?
This little calendar is jam packed full of yummy breakfast, lunch, dinner or even dessert creations. I bet there is something for everyone.
With this being the beginning of September, I love to prepare for the fall month. we had the Beefy Vegetable Stew in the Crockpot last night and it was wonderful. I’m not a big Beef Stew person; it’s always too rich in taste and heavy. This recipe is a keeper, it was wonderful, light, fresh and totally yummy. Best part, it cooked all on its own while I was at the office working :0).
This is what you need:
|Gooseberry Recipe Card Calendar and Crock Pot Recipe||
- 1 -1/2 lbs. stew beef, cubed
- 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 c. baby carrots
- 1 onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 glove garlic, minced
- 1t. dried oregano
- pepper to taste
- 12 oz bottle beer
- 1-1/2 t. browning and seasoning sauce
- 2 T. beef soup base
- 3 T. butter, melted
- 3 T. all-purpose flour
- 1c. frozen corn ( I left out)
- 1 c. frozen peas
- Combine ingredients, except the butter & Flour, in the crockpot
- Cover and cook on low setting 7 to 8 Hours.
- About 30 min. before serving, turn slow cooker to high setting.
- Blend together melted butter and flour; add to slow cooker.
- Stir in frozen peas and corn ( we actually added the peas in the beginning).
- Cover and cook on high for 20 to 30 minutes, stir occasionally until vegetables are tender.
We substituted the Browning and seasoning sauce with Worcestershire sauce
Doesn’t hat look yummy? I really enjoyed it and so did the rest of the family. To mu surprise it didn’t feel like a “cold” weather meal. It really was yummy and a keeper in our house.
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