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Thursday, November 16, 2017

And now - for something different...

How about a recipe?  I haven't shared one for awhile and we found this one really tasty, and even better?  It's made in the slow cooker so it's easy.  Win/win!!


12 oz. kielbasa, cut in half lengthwise & then into slices
4 EACH of carrots and parsnips, cut into 1" pieces
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, diced
2 c. shredded cabbage
3 c. beef stock
Halved baby potatoes (approx. 3 c.)
1 T. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. marjoram
1/4 tsp. pepper
     Combine all the above in slow cooker.  Cover & cook
on low for 6-8 hours (veg's should be tender, if not cook a little 
longer).  Combine 2 T. butter (or margarine) and 3 T. flour and drop into stew.  Stir and then cover & cook for 15 mins. longer.  


- HERE is a rather cute cross stitch bee pattern.

- Red Heart has a 12 Weeks of Christmas on right now - 12 fun patterns for free and you can access the ones they have published already HERE

- If you have a baby to make gifts for, perhaps one of THESE might be welcome.

- If you're looking for a really cute advent calendar idea, how about THIS one?  And further in the Christmas decorating theme, how about a fabric village found HERE

- THIS would be a nice gift for either a man or a woman, depending on the fabrics you choose.

- If you are trying to sew with larger cones of thread and are having difficulty with them feeding properly through your machine, maybe you'd find THIS hint useful.  I know I'm going to try it!

- If you are interested in amigurmi patterns, have a look at THIS site.  There's tons of free patterns!

Today your quote is from an unknown source..."If you like someone, tell them.  If you miss someone, tell them.  If you love someone, show them.  Life is too short to keep your feelings inside"


  1. Looks like I will have to get myself a slow cooker. =) This recipe does sound rather delish.

  2. Sounds good! I love parsnips and cannot understand why they are so expensive here. I only buy them as an occasional treat! Right now, my crockpot is full of beans and bacon - another good option for raw November :)

  3. Wonderful cold weather stew and I love using my slow cooker. Thank you for sharing this recipe. So many fun gift ideas. I adore the Amigurumis yet have never tried to crochet any due to their petit tiny size. Smart reminder in this quote dear. Hugs,,,<3

  4. You are amazing with all the things you find for us. I was thinking that baby support pillow could be adapted to be rather good on an Airplane! Now I have no idea what that first ingredient is in your stew - now who's being uneducated? haha! I am in stew country, we're going down to 6 degrees in Shanghai this weekend!
    Wren x


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