The 2 most important things you need to work on
It takes a long trip, several airplanes and jet lag to get there as I cross the Atlantic ocean to get to France, and it doesn't really feel like vacation but my parents and siblings have come to expect my yearly visit and it sure makes a difference to them. You don't get to choose your family, but it will always be there and it feels much better to be helping each other. This year I'm helping my youngest sister who just had a baby (can you guess, an other boy!) and I took our littlest one since he still gets to travel on my lap.
Then one of the best ways to get family together is around the dinner table. Good food sure works its magic to get everybody in a good mood and is also the key to a healthy body.
So this week, try to spend some time with what matters, your family, and put some nutritious food in you. I'll share with you an easy recipe that you can get done without spending your afternoon in the kitchen.
And I couldn't help but share a pic of our newest baby on the farm, Snowy the baby goat!
Here is my BEEF CREOLE Recipe:
Enjoy it over brown rice or whole-wheat pasta.
1 ½ cup sChoped onion
1 ½ cups Chopped celery
1 ½ cups Chopped green pepper
2 lbs Boneless beef blade steak, cut into 1 inch pieces
14 oz. Can of diced tomatoes (with juice)
1 cup Beef Broth
1 cup Sliced fresh white mushrooms
5 1/2 oz. Can of tomato paste
1 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Dried basil
1/2 tsp. Dried oregano
2 cloves Garlic
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. Salt
Layer first 4 ingredients, in order given, in 4 to 5 quart slow cooker.
Combine remaining 11 ingredients in medium bowl. Pour over top. Do not stir. Cook, covered, on Low for 8 to 9 hours or on High for 4 to 4 ½ hours.