Yesterday, with still feeling crappy, I threw a pot of stew in the crock pot to make for a quick and easy dinner. This would have been great if I had remembered to turn on the crock pot!!!! I went to make sure the veggies were all cooked around 4 pm and noticed the pot was cold. First I thought something was wrong with it… then I realized I had plugged it in but hadn’t actually turned it on. Not a pleasant surprise! So, I turned it on high and hoped it would be ready for a later dinner! Surprisingly enough, the stew was ready in time for a 7:30 meal. Phew!
THEN…. up at 5 am this morning, my normal wake up time…. I let one of the dogs out to do his “business” and he came back in reeking of skunk!!!! Not a good start to the day but I suppose being Friday the 13th, it could be considered expected! Thankfully it wasn’t a full on strike like they normally get but it still smells of skunk in the house!
I was really hoping we would get through one summer/fall season without at least one of them trying to make friends with the “black cat with the white stripe!” We have a black cat and I always wonder if that’s who they think they are visiting… it’s that or our dogs really aren’t that bright??? Hmm….
Back on topic…. below are the steps I took to make our Hearty Beef Stew. I hope you enjoy the recipe!