Friday, August 26, 2011


Busy day today ...lots of work...packing for the weekend..and hopefully having a girlfriend stop by for dinner... My dungeon is getting tidier and tidier as the orders start to all get put together and I can see my garage floor, have not been able to do that for a few weeks... One fair has been delivered now I have 3 more to go and I am done... for this year...


1 c. navy or pinto beans
3 qts. water
1 (1 lb. 12 oz.) can tomatoes
1 c. diced celery
2 c. chopped carrots
2 c. chopped onion
2 c. diced potatoes
4 beef bouillon cubes
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 lb. ground beef
Grated Parmesan cheese (opt.)
1. Place beans in large pan. Boil 2 minutes. Let stand 1 hour.
2. Cook over low heat 20 minutes.
3. Stir in tomato, celery, carrot, onion, potato, bouillon cubes, bay leaf. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
4. Brown hamburger. Add to soup. Cook 1 hour or until beans are very tender. Serve with grated cheese.

Only 44 more days and there will be a new Mrs Shields in our family... we are all so excited  to be having a new daughter-in-law and sister-in-law in our family... Finishing my tea and then off downstairs and going go have my lunch on my deck today so that I can enjoy the sun for a bit..Everyone have a great weekend you only have a couple of more before the kids are back in school..Plan something fun for them.. Ask them what they would like to do for excitement...It might just surprise you as to what they might say.....

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