Saturday, May 10, 2014

Week 18 Saturday (5/10/14)

Recipe Review                         

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Sunday Night Stew
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 216 calories per serving, if 10 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         This stew is dark and rich and a definite winter food. I am happy I made it now while the weather is fluctuating between 40 and 50 degrees. I learned all about a new food for me. I had never cut up a turnip before. It is definitely in the root family. In fact, I learned they are in the cabbage family. They are not what I would call an attractive veggie. I had to peel them before I chopped them up.
         I also found out they are good food for livestock. Why I found this important to share – we will never know. I did like the fact that a medium turnip is only 34 calories for the whole thing. Cool!
         The stew was very filling and the meat was so tender and amazing. I have mixed feelings on the turnip. It was a flavor that I am not familiar with until today. I kept four servings for myself so I will have four times to get used to the taste of the turnip. I think it is something that I will enjoy in a hearty

Random Reflections              

       For the past few years we have seen a pair of cardinals in our neighborhood. He is bright red, as you can see in the picture, extremely loud while she is a dull brownish color, quiet and calm. He has a very distinct call and makes himself heard throughout the day.
         I love cardinals and learned long ago that is the state bird of Illinois. I researched it and found that the cardinal was selected in 1929. Apparently the cardinal is a favorite bird as seven states made it their symbol.

Helpful Home Hints

         I have a great idea for extra cords or cables. My Mom always used paper towel or toilet paper rolls to keep cords from becoming tangled or being thrown into a drawer. Considering the sheer number of mechanical devices and chargers everyone has today, organizing your cords could really help out. You can even decorate the rolls with the name of the device.

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