i decided to let the menu plan slide last week. i made a plan for this week, but it seems to be sliding again anyway. oh well. i think i have the january blues. good thing february is around the corner. i sure hope that groundhog doesn't see his shadow this weekend. i can't take much more of this single digit stuff. shiver. beef stew does help though. do you have a favorite beef stew recipe? this is what i dump into the crock pot . . .
potatoes (i boil them a little first as i don't like how the crock pot cooks them)
carrots (i usually throw these in the potato boil too)
stew beef (i used 2 packages - about 2 pounds)
salt and pepper to taste
1 package onion soup mix
1/2 bag frozen diced onion (or 1 medium onion, diced)
1 can creamed corn
3 small cans of V8 juice (about 24 ounces)
1/2 stick butter
and now i am wondering why i brought tuna and carrot sticks for lunch today. tuna and carrot sticks are not cold weather food. grumble grumble.