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.

ITALIAN BEEF
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

2 comments:

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.
Kathie