Wow, what a week it has been! Definitely one that we will remember.

The kids have snow day # 6 tomorrow.  We are all getting restless and I think that the kids are even ready to go back to school.

We have been enjoying warm comfort food the last few days.  I wanted to share one of our favorites:

Veggie Stew

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 ½ lb boneless stew beef, cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 2 T. oil
  • 3 cup water
  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and quartered
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1/2 celery root
  • ¼ c. water

Directions:

Combine flour, salt and pepper, coat meat with seasoned flour.  Save remaining flour.  Brown meat in oil in a large kettle.  Add water and cover.  Simmer for 1 hour until meat is tender.  Add carrots, potatoes, onions and celery.  Return to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 minutes.  Blend ¼ c. water wth remaining flour.  Add to stew, stirring gently; cook until thickened.

This soup is sure to warm up the whole family!

Ready to get out of the house?  Plan a trip to the farmers markets on Saturday.  We will have everything you need to make this soup along with fresh greens and cherry tomatoes if you are craving a spring salad.  Ground beef will be on sale this Saturday, 8lbs for $38.00.

Have a great weekend, stay warm!