a Paula Deen Recipe that I have plans to make tonight!!–wish me luck!!!

a Paula Deen Recipe that I have plans to make tonight!!–wish me luck!!!

Swiss Steak Recipe courtesy Paula Deen Prep Time: 10 min Inactive Prep Time: hr min Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min Level: Easy Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1 round steak (approximately 1 1/2 pounds), see note 1 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper All-purpose flour, for dusting 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 (14-1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 medium onion, cut into strips 1 medium bell pepper, cut into strips Directions Cut steak into serving-size pieces. Season, to taste, with garlic powder and salt and pepper. Dust meat with flour. In heavy skillet, brown both sides of meat in vegetable oil. Transfer to Dutch oven. Combine garlic, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and 1 tomato-can measure of water. Pour over steak and simmer over low heat until meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hours adding water, if necessary to keep meat partially covered. Season, to taste, with additional salt and pepper. Hint: Cook this in a slow-cooker, according to manufacturers instructions, on low for a most fabulous dinner. Low heat on a slow cooker is about 200 degrees F and high heat on a slow cooker is about 300 degrees F. Note: to ensure tenderness, it is necessary to have the butcher run the round steak through a cuber.
Hydrangeas – The Sea of Upturned Faces

Hydrangeas – The Sea of Upturned Faces

The grass really IS greener on the other side!

The grass really IS greener on the other side!

summmmmmerrrrrrr!!!

summmmmmerrrrrrr!!!

Garden in September, caterpillar, mystery plant.

Garden in September, caterpillar, mystery plant.

Babies!

Babies!

*new girl who used to be here and left and came back*

*new girl who used to be here and left and came back*