Friday, June 27, 2008

Summer Daze

I was snooping around over at Big Mama's place
on the net and discovered she was wilting under the hot Texas sun. Since she is looking for easy summer food, I thought I'd
stick up a quickie meal to keep her from turning into a puddle of sweat. She really has too many people counting on her for entertainment to allow any such catastrophe to happen. This was a variation on an old recipe that I got from a friend on the INTERNET.

Brown 2 or 3 pounds of Stew Meat in oil ... I use Crisco Canola Oil . (You can use an English cut roast beef, but it is easier to let the butcher do the work)
Stick the browned meat in a crock pot
Sprinkle with McCormick's Stew Mix (or any other company's stew mix...it comes in a packet like Taco Mix) and stir around to coat meat
Add enough boiling water to just cover meat
Cook on low for six hours or so, while you are at the pool
Thicken with a little Wondra Flour in cold water when you feel up to the effort
Cook some noodles or even a couple packages of Ramen Noodles without the sauce packets and serve the beef over the noodles...they only take about 5 minutes

I just cooked four English cut roast beefs for my kids' birthday dinner on Wednesday night and served it with mashed potatoes, sugar snap peas and green bean casserole with cheese sauce. When I cook a roast, I stir the Stew Mix into a little cold water to dissolve it and then add the boiling water. The twelve pounds of roasts took four hours in the oven on 300° and they ate all twelve pounds. I didn't mind using the oven, but I live in Ohio, not Texas.

7 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

this sounds wonderful! and i am laughing at your comment! his asthma has nothing to do with the other, it was blood in the urine so they were looking in his bladder! sorry to think it was so funny but he did a funny post about it himself...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Carine said...

wow, cooking inside during the summer Kacey! Brave woman-I love the grill. I do love to bake, but lately w/ the heat-eating "hot off the grill" is even more appetizing-especially w/ hubby taking charge.

Carine said...

wow, cooking inside during the summer Kacey! Brave woman-I love the grill. I do love to bake, but lately w/ the heat-eating "hot off the grill" is even more appetizing-especially w/ hubby taking charge.

Molly said...

It's not nice to make me salivate all over the nice new computer!

Cathy said...

OK Kacey, I am printing this so I can make it this coming week. Thank you!

TechnoBabe said...

This recipe gives me some good ideas, and I will be using my crock pot for this. Thanks for sharing another good idea.

Big Dave T said...

That's all good but I prefer the grill to the crockpot for summertime cooking. Well, actually that's because I can actually cook stuff on a grill. I've never cooked anything in a crockpot so far in this lifetime.