Monday, December 15, 2008

Stacey's Stew

I posted my husband's version of stew and here is the one I grew up on. I added mushrooms but this is my mom, Eva's recipe! I really like it. All of our children like it too. That is a big order to fill in this house. When we don't want to eat meat, yes, that does happen, we just add more mushrooms. We like ours with home made cornbread too. This is "what's cookin" tonight.

5 pounds golden Yukon potatoes-peeled and quartered
2 pounds of button mushrooms-cut in half
2 golden onions-peeled and quartered
2 pounds of carrots-peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 can of whole tomatoes(I use home canned tomatoes but store bought is fine.)
1 can of tomato sauce
1 beef chuck roast-cut into 2 inch pieces
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a dutch oven pour enough oil to coat bottom of pan. Place meat, mushrooms, and onions in pan with salt and pepper. Brown meat on all sides. Add tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, tomato sauceand enough water to cover. Cook until carrots are just about fork tender. at this time add your potatoes. I peel and cut everything at one time, I place the potatoes in a bowl of water to keep them from turning pink or brown. When potatoes are done serve in a bowl with a big piece of cornbread! Can't wait for dinner!

Velveeta Fudge

Okay, I know you are asking yourself, “Velveeta Fudge, has Stacey lost her mind?” Well the answer is yes and no. I feel like I have lost my mind sometimes but this is not one of them. An artist friend of ours made this at our homeschool Holiday party and I did not get the recipe or she was not giving it, hee hee. Anyway the internet came to the rescue and I found this recipe on and will add my helpful hints from making this as you read the recipe. Give this a try and you will be pleasantly surprised! I love it and it is EASY to make!!!!!

1-cup butter-2 sticks
8 oz. Velveeta-cubed
5 cups powdered sugar -sifted
½ cup unsweetened cocoa –sifted
½ cup dry milk-SIFTED (The recipe did not say to sift this but you must or you will have tiny little lumps.)
2 t vanilla
2 cups of nut if you choose to add nuts

In a non-stick saucepan over medium heat add Velveeta and butter. Stir constantly until it is all melts together. Remove from heat. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa. Mix until well blended, and then add your dry milk. Stir until all is smooth and somewhat fudge like. Finally add your vanilla and stir well. Pour into pan of your choosing. I poured mine into 2 pie plates. Cover and place in fridge until set. Cut into squares and EAT!! Yummy, I promise!!