Monday, April 2, 2012

- quick recipe of the week -

Hello, hello, and happy Monday! Hope you guys are all still coming by to say hi, even after my lack of blog posts lately! I'm telling you...I'm in a routine funk! I gotta find something to help me break out and feel energized and renewed again!

So, while I'm figuring my funk out, why don't you say hello to a super, super sweet blogger friend of mine! I really, really love her, and you will too. Meet Carlie from Life...Full of Stories. Carlie always has the best posts. Her blog is a mixture of humor, sentiment, and always has tons of pictures. We've been following each others blogs for quite sometime now, and it has been so wonderful getting to know her, and becoming friends with her. We also follow each other on Instagram, and her pictures and comments always bring a smile to my face!
(Image credit Carlie)
 In Carlie's own words..."Hello lovers of quick recipes of the week! Or as the new Texas resident that I am should say, "Howdy Ya'll Foodies!" On my blog I document our married life and our new adventures in Dallas! I love sharing the little stories of our life together with family and friends. I'd love for you to stop by after checking out my recipe. I was so excited when Kyna asked me to share a recipe on her blog because I love reading her posts and trying out the Monday recipes. My husband and I have crazy schedules with his law school/internships and my work so I am all about quick and easy meals".

Today Carlie is sharing a crock pot recipe with us. She's actually new to the crock-potting world, but this is a tried and true family recipe from her mom. Carlie failed at her first attempt at making this meal. (Not because it is difficult to make, but because the outlet decided that it didn't want to cooperate and heat up her crock-pot. You can read all about her experience here.)

Beef Stew
4-5 Russet potatoes peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1.5 cups water
1 small (1 lb) bag of baby carrots
1 pound of pre-cut stew meat
1 package Lipton Onion Soup
Garlic Salt to taste (about 1 tablespoon)

Peel and cut the potatoes the night before, leave them in salt water in the crock pot inside the fridge. The next morning, dump out the salt water and add all the other ingredients.

Mix all the ingredients together in the crock-pot. Leave in the crock-pot on low for about 8-9 hours on low. Stir again before serving, scoop into bowls, and enjoy a home-cooked meal!

(Image credit Carlie)

Seriously, how easy is that?? No excuses for not trying this recipe out! What a great meal for the weekday, or even a Sunday family dinner. Thank you so much Carlie! This is a perfect quick and easy recipe!

Now, go visit Carlie's blog, and get to know this super sweet gal!


Carlie said...

Thanks for posting this Kyna! You are awesome! Hopefully people try it out and like it as much as my family does. =)

Jes said...

thanks for posting this recipe!
my manfriend loves beef stew so i'll have to attempt it while he's at work one day this week.
xx jes

Ashley Dunaway said...

Sounds so yummy!

Christine said...

I love her blog too! Her & her husband are too cute :).

Joni Justice said...

You are so sweet! I'm glad my daughter Carlie has found such wonderful blogger friends! I enjoyed reading yours! Sending you love from Utah!

Melanie said...

Oh yum. Stew is such a comfort food for me! Looks DE-lish!

the lovebirds said...

beef stew is one of my all time favorites. it reminds me of home. thanks for sharing! xo

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Mmhmm sounds like a great recipe!

Courtney B said...

YUM! I've NEVER made stew. I'll have to try it!

Justine said...

Stopping by from Mouthwatering Monday!

Corianne said...

Your blog is so cute! One of my new favorites!

Shauna said...

Happy I stumbled upon your blog, thanks for sharing the receipe!

Liesl said...

I just love meeting new bloggers in blogland, and recipes make it a plus! :) Hope you find the inspiration you are looking for and feel renewed and refreshed soon! :)

Elsha.Rae said...

thanks for sharing i am definitely going to make this! yum!

Brittany said...

Carlie is awesome! :) We are/were BFF's since college and she always has a smile on and has the best sense of humor! I love reading her blog especially since she moved to TX and left me here in UT! :) Miss her tons!

thecoffeehouse said...

best friends with carlie. ok, really we just follow one another's blogs. but love her recipes. can't wait to catch up on your blog (might take me a day or two). :)

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