My children love any food that can be put into a wrap or eaten like a taco. This amazingly includes Asian Style Lettuce Wraps. Lettuce Wraps Wash and dry 8 large lettuce leaves – we prefer red leaf lettuce. … Continue reading
There are few things that I have found that do not have an increased flavor when cooked in brown butter. Brown butter definitely takes a normally very healthy vegetable and make it a bit less healthy but the incredible flavor … Continue reading
Some people put grapes in their chicken salad. Some people add apples. We add MANGO! We also cut the mayonnaise and add avocado to increase the vitamins and nutrients provided. I don’t know I would go so far as to … Continue reading
We are sharing half a cow with some of our family members. Lessons from sharing this cow . . . Everyone wants the ox tail. No one else wants soup bones. There is such a thing as too much steak. … Continue reading
You know that one meal that everyone in the house loves but you hardly ever make because you don’t ever remember it when you get around to meal planning? That meal is this one for us. This meal brings together … Continue reading
Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind here. We go from nearly 80* to 35* literally overnight. That said, we keep flipping back and forth from our more spring type meals to our hearty winter ones. This is … Continue reading
Ever have a night that you don’t feel much like cooking or one where you had a late/big lunch and aren’t really hungry or even a night where you’re too busy to even think about dinner until right the moment … Continue reading
Some days are just busy and on these days I always seem to want pizza. My regular pizza dough recipe takes 3.5 hours to make so pulling it off on a busy day just isn’t going to happen. So, I … Continue reading
Sometimes we all need to stretch our money just a little bit further. This recipe is a hit, much cheaper than take out and uses up some of those odds and ends. Combine 1 1/2 cups white rice and 3 … Continue reading
Around our house this dinner is affectionately called Barf Beetley Soup thanks to a very confused two year-old nearly four years ago. I promise you as gross as the nickname sounds the soup truly is a delicious family favorite. Bonus to the deliciousness is the fact that the crock pot does all the work for you!
Beef Barley Soup
- Into a crock pot place 1 1/2 pounds of beef roast pieces (also known as stew meat), 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons pepper, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1 carton (30 oz) beef stock, 1 carton (30 oz) chicken stock, 6 stalks for chopped celery, 6 chopped carrots, 1/2 onion diced, 1/2 cup dried parsley, 1 cup barley and 1 bay leaf.
- Cook on low for 7-8 hours.