The last week of February has started so we will soon be turning the calendar page to March and you know what that means….SPRING! Of all the months, February is my least favorite. It is usually the coldest and old man winter is usually giving it all he has got to hold on and not let go.I have pretty much just been waiting it out, staying in to escape the “Siberian Express” of frigid temperatures and giving the dogs pep talks about Spring being right around the corner.
One project that I have finished is a journal cover that I sewed and appliqued for a dear friend.
It had been at this stage and sitting on a shelf for several years. I guess I had moved on to bigger and better projects.
And then inspiration hit and I pulled it out and finished it. You could do all kinds of themes: sewing, gardening, prayer, etc. The sky is the limit! The cover is removable, of course, so when one journal is full you can just slip it off and onto a new empty one.
And inside the back cover is my moniker. I add it to every project that I complete. They are very reasonable in price and can be found all over the world-wide interweb.
I am also going to share a recipe that I tried yesterday for the first time. It came out of a church cookbook that I have had for years. It is called Hamburger Cabbage Crockpot Dinner. It sounds very unassuming, doesn’t it? I tweaked a few things in the recipe and when I walked in the door after work the house smelled wonderful! I do believe you will like this even if you are not a cabbage lover. Sooo good and diet friendly if you are trying to shed some of those pounds of “comfort food” love we tend to put on in the winter months. Since it is just two of us, I only used half the hamburger and cabbage but all of the sauce because I do like me some sauce. I’m all about the condiments, sauce, gravies and dips you know. ☺
Hamburger & Cabbage Crockpot Dinner
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||8 hours|
|Total time||8 hours, 20 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
|From book||Marion Mennonite Church Cookbook|
- 1 Medium head of cabbage (chopped)
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 2lb ground beef
- 1 jar Pasta Sauce (use your favorite brand)
- 1 can Tomato Paste
I served this over rice but you do not need to. I did not figure the weight watchers points but it is a diet friendly dish and it really fills you up.
|Brown the ground beef and the diced onion. Drain if necessary.|
|While that is browning, rinse, core, and chop up the cabbage.|
|Put one layer of cabbage in the crockpot. Spread half of the browned ground beef in a layer over the cabbage. Repeat another layer of cabbage and then the rest of the ground beef on top of that.|
|Mix the can of tomato paste and the jar of pasta sauce and pour over the top of your layers in the crockpot. Insert a knife into layers and wiggle a little bit so the sauce starts to work its way down. You don't want to mix it yet though.|
|Turn your crock pot on low for 6-8hours.|