February 2017 Newsletter

hearts Recipe of the Month

Slow-Cooker Lamb Stew

Recipe by Colleen Green

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Source: https://activeamateurchef.wordpress.com

 

  • 2 pounds of lamb stew meat
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons Watkins brand “Herbes de Provence” (rosemary, marjoram, thyme)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup cream of chicken and mushroom soup
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 9-15 green olives with pimento
  • half a bag of baby carrots

Combine carrots, garlic, and herb seasoning in a 5-6 quart slow-cooker, season with salt and pepper.

Place 3 tablespoons of flour on a plate.Season lamb with salt and pepper, coat in flour, shake off excess, and set aside.Season lamb with salt and pepper, coat in flour, shake off excess, and set aside.

In large skillet pour the extra-virgin olive oil. Heat lamb in skillet in small batches over medium high heat until browned on all sides. Transfer to crock-pot.

Add wine to skillet. Use wooden spoon to scrape up left over brown bits in pan. Cook wine in medium heat until it is reduced by about half.

Add mixture to crock-pot and cover.

Cook on low about 4-5 hours. Last twenty minutes, add the olives.

 

 

hearts   Book of the Month

Rowing Through the Night

by Ruth Kibler Peck

 

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The poetry of Ruth Kibler Peck has won dozens of national, state, and local awards. She is also co-author of a creative writing series for Loyola University Press, and she wrote the history of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dayton to commemorate its 100th anniversary. Ruth Ann holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wright State University, and she taught junior high English for 21 years.

Link to Buy: www.amazon.com/Rowing-Through-Night-Ruth-Kibler/dp/1436362199

 

 

hearts   Inspirational Quote of the Month

 

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

George Sand

Source: https://www.brainyquote.com

 

hearts   Word of the Month

Sanguine (adj.) Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or

confident: “A sanguine disposition;” “Sanguine expectations.”

Source: http://www.wordthink.com

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