A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wines – A California Old Vines Zinfandel

This is my first 2009 ten dollar wine review. I took advantage of the holiday season to resume my reviews of pricier French and German wines. I have been drinking Canadian wine for decades and it has been getting better over the years. But I have never reviewed a Canadian wine until now. Even if the wine proves to be a disaster, I’ll be reviewing more. But I can’t promise you when.

Our grandmothers knew how to manage a frugal, yet efficient and productive home — and they didn’t need expensive gadgets either! Many slow cookers sell in the range of to and the cost is soon easy beef stew made up by the thriftiness of eating at home.

So how do we get ourselves simple beef stew to take that sometimes uncomfortable step into a more interesting herb and spice zone? Begin by just being open to an “herbalish, spicy experience,” then be on the lookout for a spark of inspiration.

Key Lime Pie is the perfect way to top off your St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Simply mix a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk with 4 eggs and 1/3 cup of lime juice and pour it into a prepared graham cracker crust. Bake it for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Then, decorate the sides with thin chocolate cookie wafers and top with a peeled and sliced kiwi.

Ixnay on: Unwieldy Sandwiches. Instead of a big sandwich, I used to make two or three mini sandwiches on small potato rolls. They were easy to eat and you can vary the fillings. Your child also can scarf one down between classes if they are hungry (see also, “Mid-Morning Slump,” below).

There are a few ingredients that make my beef stew scrumptious enough to come back to time and time again. How did I come across these ingredients? They were definitely not handed to me from an all natural, gluten-free recipe box. This one required blood, sweat, and tears. Countless failed recipes and years of trying to experiment finally produced this mouthwatering recipe.

The final meal was simple easy crockpot beef stew and chicken meatballs slow cooked together with soft wheat. Now I tasted leather, chocolate, and pepper. The wine was more complex than can usually be expected in this price range. But at the end it was thin and somewhat sour. I tasted it with a high-quality, French style, very buttery and lemony lemon pie right out of the freezer. Get this, the wine tasted of cherries.

Clean up is easy! It has removable stoneware that is dishwasher safe or can be washed in the sink. Be careful not to burn your hands when removing the inner stoneware. It can get very hot. Turn it off, unplug it and let it cool before cleaning. Be sure to keep the power cord away from water. After cleaning, it’s easily stored in a cabinet or on a shelf. It can be left out on a counter top until it’s used again.

The easy beef stew no browning casual, clean, and inviting, and our service was great. After walking all over Dublin, our experience at the Bull & Castle was a wonderful way to relax and unwind for a few hours.

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