Kiss me, I’m Irish!

Well, not really. But I married an Irishman, so that counts, right?

In celebration, since we cannot go out to get the green beer, we shall celebrate with some good stew. I know, I have already been corrected that this should contain lamb, but only 1/4 of us likes lamb (me), and it’s expensive, so we will use cheapy stewing beef.

Beef Beer Stew
-from Puritan Flour Cookbook (sorry, I have no other information)

2 pounds stewing beef, cut in 1-inch cubes
in a mixture of
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a frypan, heat thoroughly
1/4 cup all purpose flour
Add floured meat and cook untilevenly browned.
In a large saucepan, heat thoroughly
1/4 cup vebetable oil
2 pounds onions, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Cook until onion is transparent.
Combined browned meat with onions and stir in
1 (12 ounce) bottle beer
1 table spoon soya sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon steak sauce
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Bring to a blil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is almost tender.
Then add
3 potatoes, peeled and quartered
Simmer covered for an additional 20 minutes or until potatoes are partially cooked.
Stir in
1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas
Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until meat and vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaves.
Makes 6 servings.

**I find this recipe a tad dry, as we like a bit of stew with our beef. So, I add as much water as beer. This is a very, very yummy supper!

Back to stitching. I got some done on the tribute piece last night:

There is only two more of the tiny violets to do, and I had to throw in one length of the final rose. Some of you have asked what comes next. The stitching itself is almost done. After this, I will be putting in a poem, which is all backstitched and you can bet I will be using up one day and finishing that entire thing! If it looks as good in real life as it does in my head, it should be quite nice.

Today is the start of the Stitch-A-Thon on the FGBB. Here is my progress on Minuit so far (my before pic):

I don’t really have a goal here, but I figure I will just barrel through with the dress. We want to spend some significant time in the spare room this weekend cleaning it out, so I can’t honestly say how much I expect to get done.

That’s all for today! I hope you celebrate your inner Irishman today – and here is something to help you out – Caed mile failte. Meaning “a hundred thousand welcomes”. Good luck to you today!

7 thoughts on “Kiss me, I’m Irish!

  1. Von

    While your Minuit is looking quite nice, I’m very much taken with your floral design! It’s coming right along!

  2. Stitch

    Hi Christine! I’m back home now! YAY!! So I’ll be more active in the journal and comment department. LOL Anyhoo, I’m 50 percent can I celebrate too?? LOLOL Your recipe sounds WONDERFUL!!

    *BIG HUGS*


  3. Myrna

    Your stitching is looking great, and thanks for posting the yummy sounding recipe. Sounds like something my husband will love!

    Hugs and stitches…

  4. AnneS

    Ooh, thanks for the yummy sounding stew recipe … I love casseroles and stews, so this one is definitely getting printed off for future consumption! 😀 And your WIPs are looking wonderful – your tribute piece is so close to being finished, and Minuit is looking stunning as always 🙂


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