We had more snow last night.
Its okay though…spring is around the corner!
For now though, I’m going to enjoy the beauty of this:
Winter hasn’t been really bad for us until this past week. Monday (February 16) it began snowing and we ended up with about 15 inches here at our house. Wednesday we had a polar vortex that brought the temperatures down to crazy lows for us. Tuesday night/Wednesday was -7 and then Thursday night was -15. Our power went off Thursday morning but thankfully we have a whole house generator so it wasn’t a huge inconvenience.
The snow was gorgeous even if it was quite treacherous. A farm in the snow is just beautiful!
Winter isn’t horrible for me but honestly, I’m ready for spring. I’m ready to start planting my garden and feeling the warm sun on my face!
Brrr….It’s COLD!!! It is 2pm and it is only 16 degrees…and the temperature is dropping. We had a dusting of snow last night and the low for tonight is -3 degrees but with the wind chill being miserable. I almost can’t believe it will be 53 degrees Friday. Anyway, my Little Man and I have been home all day today staying warm. I’ve been cleaning and getting everything washed up in case of an electricity outage and he has been playing like a wild man. When I laid him down for a nap I started to think about what I should make for supper tonight. There was one thing that popped into my head: soup! Then I had to narrow it down and I decided on Easy Vegetable Soup. It really is a perfect day for it!
I use a Dutch oven anytime I do soup, stew, roasts, steaks…a lot of things. That’s what I used for this soup. The one I used today is by The Lodge. It’s an enameled cast iron Dutch oven. I think it is the 6-quart size but I’m not 100% on that.
Prep the food first. Peel and cube potatoes and onions. Cut the steak into chunks, salt and pepper liberally.
In my Dutch oven, I put roughly about 2 Tbsp of olive oil and heat till it’s pretty hot, about medium high heat.
Whisk getting all the bits of flavor off of the bottom.
Put the steak back in…
Water & Beef Broth
Simmer for 3 hours on medium low heat. Keep a check on it and add more water if needed.