Archive for January, 2014

As I looked outside this evening, I noticed the doves starting to settle in, fluffing their feathers, and preparing for the 19 degree overnight temperatures. This is really cold for Houston, Texas. It got me to thinking,”Look at them! They will sit overnight, fluffed, warm, and survive. God provides a way for them.” We are much more valuable, so don’t worry. Your needs will be covered. It may look as if all hope is gone, but I tell you just as these birds survive, so will you in your toughest times. Never lose faith!

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Matthew 6:26

New International Version (NIV) 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Irish Stew

Posted: January 2, 2014 in Food
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This is one of my favorite dishes to cook, especially when it is cold and you need extra protein and energy.

Here is the recipe for:

Irish Stew

Ingredients:

1.3kg/3 lbs boneless lamb or beef cut into chunks.

(It’s more authentic if you use lamb.)

1.5ml/1 tbsp. of vegetable oil

3 onions

1 lb of carrots

 900 ml/3 3/4 cups water

10 red potatoes quartered

3 nice fresh Thyme sprigs or more to taste

3 tbsp. of butter

1 tbsp. of chopped fresh Italian parsley

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Heat oil in large casserole or pot. Brown meat on all sides. Remove.

2. Quarter the onions, and slice the carrots about one inch thick. Cook them in pot for around five minutes until onions start to brown.

3. Return meat to pot with water, reduce heat, and simmer for one hour.

4. Add potatoes to pot with Thyme and cook one hour longer.

5. Turn stew off and let settle for ten minutes. Stir in butter.

6. Serve into bowls and top with fresh chopped parsley.

Enjoy!