Winter sunset

This was the present that was waiting for me last night on the doorstep, pretty right? This was a cold wintry sunset……

sunset 2

Now we are hoping for some warmth! its only going to hit six degrees today……those of us here in the Northeast have had it with this bitter cold……I have never made so much soup as I have this winter!

 Now speaking of soup!

This looks so simple think I’ll make it tonight…….

beef stew over garlic mash 

Beef Stew and Garlic Mash

1 – 1 pound bag frozen vegetable blend (carrots, peas, and onions)
1/2  cup water
1 – 17 ounce package refrigerated cooked beef tips in gravy
2 – teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 – tablespoons water
1 – pound Yukon gold or red potatoes, halved
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1/4  teaspoon salt
1/4  –  teaspoon ground black pepper
2 – tablespoons fresh oregano leaves

  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine vegetables and the 1/2 cup water. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Meanwhile, microwave beef tips according to package directions. Add beef and Worcestershire sauce to vegetables. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine garlic and the 2 tablespoons water; cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute; set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl microwave potatoes on 100 percent power (high) for 8 to 10 minutes; stirring once halfway through cooking.
  3. Peel and mash garlic. Add garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper to potatoes; mash. Divide potatoes among four dishes; top with stew and sprinkle with oregano.





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