Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10 - 14

We went snowshoeing today! Now we're hungry, hungry, hungry, so we're inventing a stew recipe. Perfect for a mid-January Sunday (as long as it turns out)!

Lamb stew
Good bread
The story on the stew: we have various lamb parts in the freezer we've been saving from different things... some bones, some oddly-shaped scraps left over from when we made kebabs a few weeks ago. Dusted it all with flour, salt and pepper, browned it in a bit of olive oil, then tossed it in the slow cooker. Added onions, garlic, leeks, carrots, mushrooms, potatoes and some canned tomato. A little bit of beef stock, some water, salt and pepper. It's been bubbling away for about 5 hours now. Soon, I'll check the bones and remove any meat still clinging to them, and then simmer it for a while longer. It's an experiment, but I'm hopeful.

Oven roasting tonight!
Salmon, roasted in the oven
Brussels sprouts, also roasted
Cauliflower -- I'll probably steam this, just to mix things up a little.


I'm guessing it'll be more chili

(Ground venison simmered in spices, then probably onion, tomato, cheese, salsa, sour cream, maybe lettuce or shredded cabbage)

Have a good week!

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