Beautiful peony. Looked lonely at the garden center - brought it home. : )
June tomorrow. My goodness. Here is your list, ladies, on what should be done around the house this month (there are a couple where you may have to enlist some help):
*weatherstrip doors/windows - just as important in the summer as the winter
*patch any concrete sidewalks
*regrade your foundation - for those summer rains that won't end up in the basement
*refinish/paint any furniture
*restock your first aid kit for the car and home
*clean out the gutters - we have so many "dirty" trees around here with those small seeds
*let as much fresh air in as you can
*change your furnace filter
*check caulking outdoors
*keep up with weeding
I thought for sure by now the soup and stew recipes would be tucked away until next Fall, but yesterday was so cloudy and cool, I couldn't help making our favorite oven beef stew:
OVEN BEEF STEW
Put 1 - 1 1/2 lbs. stew beef into a 2 quart casserole. Add 1 medium onion, chopped, 3-4 carrots, 3-4 potatoes, cut in chunks, 4-5 stalks of celery, chopped.
Combine 2 cans of Golden Mushroom soup, 1 can of water or beef broth, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a bit of Kitchen Bouquet for color.
Pour this over the beef and vegetables and mix well.
Bake, covered, in a 200 degree oven for 5 hours. Nice and slow - this makes the house smell really good. : ) Then enjoy.
I doubt if we'll have many more cool-ish days but just in case.......
That's it for today. Thank you for dropping by. I appreciate your visit. God bless.