Thursday, September 24, 2009

Beef in Red Wine Gravy

LOL...Bet you couldn't have guessed what today's post was going to be. Huh?

I fixed this on Monday night and it was fabulous! And easy too. I mixed it up in the morning, flipped on the crock pot and let it cook until time for dinner. Then all I had to do was cook the noodles to serve with it and heat up some green beans.

1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1" cubes
2 medium onions, cut up
2 beef bouillon cube or 1 envelope (1/2 of 2 oz package) onion soup mix
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
Ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
Hot cooked noodles (optional)

1. In a 3 1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker, combine meat and onions. Add bouillon cubes or dry onion soup mix. Sprinkle cornstarch, salt, and pepper over meat and onions. Pour red wine over mixture in cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on low-heat setting for 5 or 6 hours.

3. If desired, serve over hot cooked noodles.

per serving: 211 calories, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 67 mg chol, 430 mg sodium, 8 g carb, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

BIAW Update: Yesterday sucked! I only got to 2311. I'm so disappointed. I tried, I really did. But it's tough to write when you're not at home for more than 10 minutes at a time and there's family drama pouring down in buckets.

I'm determined to make up that count today so you probably won't see me until later in the day.

How about you guys? Silver? How much do you have left to add before you can send that puppy off?

Liza, thanks for being a great cheerleader. I, for one, need all the help and support I can get! And Paula's right - there is no such thing as "just a reader." Without readers, writers wouldn't have a purpose.

*waves at Paula* Have you gotten any writing done this week? Even a few words?

Lu - your birthday is over, put the cake away and get busy!! *kachee*

Son #2 update - several asked about his meet so I'm gonna brag for a second. He ran the 3.1 miles (5K) in a personal best record - 24.15. Previously, his best time was 26.0. He probbly could have finished faster, but when he got to the 2 mile mark and the coach called out a time of 15 something he started to panic that he was running too fast so he forced himself to slow down. Then he got cramps and decided to speed back up again. LOL

Enjoy the recipe and have a great day, everyone!!
Peace and love,

1 comment:

Liza said...

Alannah, great job yesterday, especially with family drama mixed in with your writing time. I'm happy to cheer everyone on. The faster y'all write, the faster I get new books to read.

Good luck everyone!