Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A New Winner and A New Recipe

It has been a while since I put a recipe up, but there has been a lot going on and sometimes you have to post them! Between the work on my book finally getting better and the holidays, and of course my first guest, Lizzie, the recipes got pushed back.

I am still waiting to hear from my next guest, but he might be busy with filming. There is a new Ancient Aliens coming out, so I have to be patient. But for now, I do have other fantastic author friends whom I would love to have a guest on here and I am sure you will love their posts too. Also we will have prizes for comments on those days and I am working on a new contest for next month! As for the winner of the comment on Lizzie's post it was Robin Calkins. Robin, I was told that Lizzie informed you and congratulations!

In the mean time, we have a new recipe, and actually this is my husband's grandmother's recipe for beef stew. It is absolutely wonderful and rich and those of you who try it out will love it!

Beef Stew, Hillbilly Style

3 to 4 lb london broil-cut into 1 inch cubes

2 bags frozen corn

2 cans of whole green beans

1 medium to large onion, peeled and diced

1 bag of frozen peas

2 lb bag of carrots, peeled and diced

6-8 medium to large potatoes, peeled and cubed

1/4 cup of canola oil

1 can of Tomato Sauce

1 cup of Wondra

1 tbls pepper

2 tbls of salt

5 beef bullion cubes

1 vegetable bullion cube

In large soup pot, braze the beef in oil on medium heat. Once beef is browned, add 2 cups of hot water and begin to add wondra, a 1/4 cup with each 2 cups of water, bring to boil until smooth and thick. Add another 2 cups of hot water and continue to add the wondra, 1/4 cup at a time, with the 2 cups of water, until wondra is in the pot. You should have a 1/2 gallon of water in the pot.

Begin adding, onion, carrots, and potatoes and all bullion. The add the green beans, including the water in the can. Cook on medium heat for 3 hours, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes. Add all remaining vegetables and tomato sauce, salt and pepper and simmer for an hour to an hour and a half.

Bake up some corn bread to go with it and enjoy!

Thanks for all you do and try out this recipe, but don't forget the awesome cornbread too!

Love, Lisa


  1. This recipe sounds awesome! I will definitely have to try it.

    I'm so thrilled to have won something, but I haven't heard from Lizzie. I've checked my Facebook, Blog and Twitter accounts. Do you know how she contacted me?

    Anyway--Yea! Thanks so much!

  2. Oh, we'll maybe I missunderstood her. Anyway, she said she would bring you your prize to the meeting on the 18th! So again, congrats! I hope you do try the recipe, it is delisious!