Hello my friends ~~ I’m back, but a little worried !!
When I cook I usually do not measure, and I use what-ever
I have in the way of vegetables. So it is difficult to give a
set recipe. But here goes-----
<><><><> Beef Stew Dumplings. <><><><>
Any stew or casserole can be used but a basic one is…..
1 ½ pounds of Stewing steak. (Blade makes nice gravy and
topside has very little fat) Cut steak in small pieces ½” to 1”
Brown in a frying pan with a little oil, Transfer to a large
saucepan and add 1 can of tomatos, 1 diced onion, 2 diced
carrots. some diced celery and 2 or 3 potatos.( I use corn
sometimes but not the potatos, I prefer them mashed with
butter, pepper and chives in them.) Some peas are nice in it.
I often put a can of soup in to add taste –celery or mushroom
or whatever. ( I wonder how my family survived, sometimes.)
Cook for 1 ½ hours or 2 hours. Add extra water for more
gravy to soak up into the dumplings.
Dumplings --- 1 ½ cups of self raising flour, rubbed into 2 oz
of butter or margaine until crumbly, then add enough milk to make
a soft dough. Take a large spoonful and make into a patty or scone
shape, roll in some extra flour. Drop into stew , repeat until all the
dough is used. Simmer a further 15 minutes with the lid on. I hope
you enjoy this if you try it, although it is more a dish for Winter,
but it is nice any time. Good luck !!
Sorry if I have been a little vague, but I did warn you.
Jacqui, if you can post a better recipe, please do so and I will
put a link over to you.
Thanks for your comments on my last blog. The Adoption Prayer
has meant a lot to me, over the years. I have told this joke from
our lives before . I had one son and then no more, despite tests
and treatments etc without success, So myhusband and I adopted
three children, a boy then 2 girls. The joke comes in, one day when
my eldest son must have been misbehaving and my youngest piped
up with: “You ‘specially choosed us, but you just got stuck with him
didn’t you?” So apparently my little talks about adoption were no
in vain. He is the 52 year old who got my pumpkin, and she is the
44 yr old with the bad finger. It is going well, but she has another
small surgery due in a fortnight to separate the bad finger
from it’s nextdoor finger where skin was taken and stretched
over to the bad one and both plastered together. Her eldest
daughter is doing a great job helping out at home. Good on
you Kate, I am so glad you are there for Mum.
<><><><> Now for a Joke or two. <><><><>
A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after work cocktail
with her girlfriends when an exceptionally tall, handsome, and
extremely sexy middle aged man entered.
He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes off
him. The young-at-heart man noticed her overly attentive stare
and walked directly toward her. (As all men will.)
Before she could offer her apologies for so rudely staring, he
leaned over and whispered to her, “I’ll do anything, absolutely
anything that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for
$20.00…on one condition. (There’s always conditions!)
Flabbergasted, the woman asked what the condition was. The
man replied, “”You have to tell me what you want me to do in
just three words.” (Controlling, Huh?)
The woman considered his proposition for a moment, then slowly
removed a $20 bill from her purse, which she pressed into the
man’s hand along with her address. She looked deeply into his
eyes, and slowly and meaningfully said…….
“Clean my house!!”
Four men were walking along a river bank when they came across
people being baptised.
The pastor looks up and asks, “Would you like to be baptised
and freed from sin?”
One guy looks at his friends and says, “Come on, it can’t hurt”.
The first one walks up to the pastor and is immersed in the
river. When he surfaces, the pastor asks, “ Have you found
the Lord?” He replied, “No,” and so was dunked again.
When he surfaced the pastor asks, “Now, have you found the
Lord?” “No,” he says again. So the pastor dunks him again and
asks the same question: “Have you found the Lord?”
Not to be deterred, the pastor makes a dozen more attempts
at baptism, asking each time; “Have you found the Lord yet?”
The drenched man replies, “No. Are you sure this is where
he fell in?”
<><><><> Couple of Sayings from my Calender <><><><>
Peace is always beautiful. - –Walt Whitman.
Counting time is not so important as making time count.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
--Henry Ward Beecher.
Remember the day’s blessings, forget the day’s troubles.
Early American proverb.
May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on
a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.
<><><><><> Bye for now folks, I’ll be back !! <><><><><>