Archive for April, 2008

Sunday Fare and An Easy Meal …………………………..

April 22, 2008

I always try to get a B1G1F meat when I can. On Sunday I used my extra London Broil and it turned out fabulous. How easy is this and its an old fashioned one pot meal ! So here is the recipe that only took me 15 min to throw together.

  • Beef Round Steak/London Broil – 3 to 4 lbs.
  • one jar of gravy
  • 3 stalks of celery with tops – diced
  • 1 onion or 2 scallions – diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 2 bay leaves + 2 tsp. chopped rosemary or 1 tsp. ground rosemary
  • small bag of baby carrots
  • 4 large potatoes – cut in 2″ cubes – scrubbed + unpeeled

    First, I like to poke thru the meat several times, evenly, all over with the tip of a sharp knife, doing both sides. I feel that this gets more moisture through the meat for even cooking as well as helping to flavour it.

    Sautee the onion and celery with PAM cooking spray in a roasting pan and then add the garlic, bay leaves, spices and jar of gravy. Lay the steak on top of the ingredients and then top with the large cut potatoes and baby carrots. Sprinkle with celery salt and pepper to taste. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

    Bake in oven at 350 degress for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

    This was a wonderful meal. Enjoy!

    Here is a neat picture of a place called “London Broil Tavern” in England I found while surfing about London Broil. {wink}

  • Promises….. Promises……

    April 16, 2008

    Miss Char Char in her sweater - My Sweetie Girl 

    I know I promised to share pics of some of my work but I  wasn’t yet able to transfer the pics onto here.  I was at hospital all nite with 16 yr old daughter.  She was in such pain.   They took a CAT and an ovarian cyst was found.  I have to now make sure she is checked out and further investigate all of this.   Thank goodness I have my knitting to take along while waiting.  I would be soooo bored.  I think I have finally figured out this picture stuff – got a picture in my blog.  As you can see I have used my girlie Charlie who is 3 yrs old.  She is sitting next to me xmas day with her babydoll santa brought her.  Cute huh?  As you can see I am an avid animal lover.   I am gonna publish this now and see if it comes up ok to view…..Whewwww…..  This was tedious.. hehe

    Now I can get my projects together and share with you all when I am working on them.  Makes me feel like a member of a big family now!

    Have a great Wednesday evening…..  I think I shall go and knit some…….


    Colinette yarn project……….

    April 15, 2008

    Well, my first blog and I am luvin it!  I have been reading wonderful posts that are done by talented knitters and I wanted to share also on the web.  I have no clue how this will go but I sure will enjoy doing it.  I am working as a nurse currently so will do this in my off  hours when I am not working but knitting. 

    I am working on a short sleeved sweater and have the back almost done.  It is a Colinette yarn that is 100% wool, handspun and hand dyed.  I am working on size 12 mm needles.  The yarn comes from Wales- the tag says. It is so neat as it is a bulky yarn twist and goes very very thin.   I have had this wool for 6 years and decided it was time to make up the sweater design.  I will post pics on here when I learn how to get them on.  I am just experimenting at this point.  

    I am currently a frequent flyer on which is hosted by Interweave Knits and enjoying every  minute.  Come on over and see what all the fun is about.

    Guess I had better get some knitting done now…………..