I know, I know. But I promise there are some knitting content in this post!
A New Stew
Whenever I made beef stew, I got my staple recipe that I go to everytime. I make it so much I know it by heart. And it never fails. But today, while I was browsing around, I saw another recipe – Beef and Butternut Squash Stew, and I couldn’t help but give it a try!
I subsitute the marsala wine with some apple cider, although when I googled for good subs for the wine, it said grape juice. I supposed it made sense, but I had apple cider on hand and I know it will work.
I will definitely make this again, but I will probably put the butternut squash when there is half an hour left for the stewing so it doesn’t completely full apart on me. Or I will try my staple recipe’s trick – sautee the butternut squash in a separate pan until the edges are golden brown. I’ll update the next time I make this.
Gluten Free Meatloaf
Since we are talking about food, I might as well show off my last weekend’s dinner – Meatloaf.
I used the meatloaf mix from a sale I got and there were way too much meat, so I made two of them instead. Also, I made them with cooked rice isntead of bread crumb so David can enjoy this as well. One more thing – no tomato of any kind is in this meatloaf. I made a honey glaze instead and it was good!
Sadly, I can’t find the link that I got the recipe from, so I can’t credit the awesome recipe maker. But I will quickly share what I made here:
- 2 lbs meatloaf mix (or ground whatever…)
- 3 cups of cooked rice
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp Worstershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp Steak Seasoning
- 5 strips of bacon (or whatever you need to cover the top of the meatloaf)
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 dash of worstershire Sauce
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp of pepper
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients for the meatloaf together, and shape it in the meatloaf form. You can use a loaf pan to shape it and then turn it out onto the baking pan, but I was lazy and I didn’t want to clean another item.
3. Cover meatloaf with the bacon strips
4. Mix the honey glaze and brush it on top of the meatloaf and bake for 1 hour or until done (150 degrees).
Win A Knife!
Go visit here to see the knives give-away!!!
In my driveway! So weird. There were two but I didn’t get both at the same picture.
See! There ARE actual knitting content in this blog! Although I’m still making the Schaefer bags. New development on that though. I received words that the handle is no good, so I ripped it out and fixed it.
Now you can’t even tell which one is which!
And I started the Laurel bags – same pattern, just using a different yarn. I finish one already and am currently on the second one:
Almost done. Once it’s done, I think I’m going to make something for myself.