Thursday, September 15, 2011

Loving the Cool (almost cold) Weather!

Well the cool weather has come swooping in. We didn't make it out of the forties today. Considering we were burning to a crisp just a month ago, I am loving it! It was over cast, the leaves are starting to turn, and the wind was actually cold today. The goats were berserk, dashing around and snorting, dogs were wild with play. Even the chickens seemed to be enjoying it, though they are starting to molt. There are so many feathers flying around the chicken pen, it looks like a hen exploded.

It was perfect weather for Rancher Stew. Love this dish served up with cornbread. 

You take a pound of ground meat (beef is good, goat is better) and fry it up.

Add one quart of tomatoes (you can use store bought if you have to) and enough liquid to equal 4 cups, we use the liquid with the tomatoes as part of the measured liquid. Add one packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, 3 teaspoons of chili powder, a couple of good shakes of Worcestershire Sauce, a sprinkle of dried parsley, and as many chopped carrots, potatoes and celery as you want. 

Bring it too a boil, then turn down to a simmer and let cook until veggies are tender.

Then serve it up. Yum! 

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