Now for something totally unrelated to the "home office" projects:
Since this colder weather has hit, I've been craving some beef stew and some biscuits straight from the oven. So this morning, I threw everything in the crockpot and by the time I get home from work tonight it should be ready. All I'll have left to do is through some biscuits in the oven. I love coming home from a long day's work to food that's already cooked, don't you? Here's the recipe I use. It's from the little cookbook you get in the box with your crockpot. AND IT IS DELICIOUS!!
1 1/2-2 LBS. STEW MEAT CUT INTO 1-INCH CUBES
1/4 CUP FLOUR
SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE
1 1/2 CUPS BEEF BROTH
1 TSP. WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
1 CLOVE GARLIC, MINCED
1 BAY LEAF
1/2 TSP. PAPRIKA
3 CARROTS SLICED
3 POTATOES, DICED
1 OR 2 ONIONS, CHOPPED
1 STALK CELERY, SLICED
2 TSP. KITCHEN BOUQUET, OPTIONAL
PLACE MEAT IN CROCKPOT. MIX FLOUR, SALT & PEPPER AND POUR OVER MEAT; STIR TO COAT. ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS AND STIR TO MIX. COVER AND COOK ON LOW FOR 8-10 HOURS. (HIGH 4 TO 5 HOURS) STIR STEW THOROUGHLY BEFORE SERVING.
Well, guess I'd better get ready for work. Catch ya' later!