Monday, February 15, 2010

Oh What A Beautiful Day!

Blue skies smiling on me, nothing but blue skies do I see!

Today the temperature is in the mid 60's with a gentle breeze, a welcome change from the chilly weather most of the country has been experiencing.

When I realized this I threw on a jacket and went for a 40 minute walk. I started out with a buttoned up jacket and a scarf as you never know how strong the wind will be. Didn't take long to wrap the jacket around my waist and carry the scarf.

When I got back I took the photo you see. The grass is brown but that is what usually happens when it gets cold here. It has always come back to green eventually. I have never seen the palm trees look this brown. I have no idea if they will survive.

I got out the crock pot and added the ingredients for my daughter in law Julie's Italian beef.
I am going to make a second exception to not putting recipes on my blog and share this with all of you. It's just too good and easy not to.

Chuck roast 2 1/2-3 lbs
12 oz beer
1/4 c soy sauce
1 pkg (envelope) Good Seasons Italian Dressing
Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook for 6 hours or until meat is tender.
Remove from crock pot and discard bones and fat.
You can make this a day ahead and refrigerate before taking it off the bones. This makes it easier to remove the fat.
Serve on buns.
I usually make more than I think I'll need since it freezes well. Today I am making a double batch.

As I was about to go out and sit on the lanai and write this post the doorbell rang.
It was UPS with my book. I had a book printed with the photos and text from the first 4 months of my blog posts. Of course I had to open it right away. I'll tell you more about it later.

I've selected my Blue skies photo for the puzzle so you too can enjoy a beautiful day where ever you are!
Click to Mix and Solve


Eva said...

Oh how I'm yearning for the snow to go away. Thanks for the blue sky and palms, however a little damaged.

Kathie said...

does look like a pretty day...and here its starting to snow yet again!
I love the snow so I am not really complaining but would love a few sunny days and a few walks without the cold wind.