Good enough.

June 12, 2010


I haven’t actually cooked a dinner in ages. Life has been a bit hectic lately and food has taken the hit. We’ve been living off of Subway, frozen pizzas, and Johnsonville’s brats. (Those don’t really count as cooking – we just heat them up.)

I have a bunch of stew meat in the freezer, but it definitely isn’t stew weather. I googled “what can you make with stew meat besides stew?” and came across this site. It was for beef burritos, and I had most of the stuff. It definitely took more than five hours in the crock pot to make it tender, though. I tried it after two and it was super-yuck. After the whole time, though – yum. It needed the whole packages of taco seasoning, though, since they were a little bland.

Breakdown: Brown stew meat, throw in crock pot. Brown onions, throw in crock pot. Put a chopped up garlic clove in, a cup or so of water, and a package of taco seasoning.

Dinner. Not the best, but as we say around here “Alive another day”.

Lloyd puts salsa on his.  I think that's just showing off.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Good enough.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I thought of shish kabob right away. Mmm… grilled meat…


    • Lauren Said on:

      I thought about that, but there were two obstacles. One: I think stew meat is a tougher cut that wouldn’t grill well, but what do I know. Two: The only other solid food items around here to put on the skewer are Oreos, olives and some wilted celery. That would make for a strange kebob.


      • Brad Said on:

        Grilled Oreos?!? Holy cats, that sounds awesome! Lauren, I think you may have just determined what I will be doing while I’m in Nebraska: perfecting Oreo grilling techniques.


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