I participated in Zoe's Love Yourself Valentine Challenge, she sent me a lovely valentine along with a tattoo, which I had to put on my favorite body part, and the reason why. You'll have to check out her blog to read why I chose this part, but in the meantime, can you guess what it is???
I had some requests for the venison stew recipe I posted last week, if you want to skip my tutorial on how to use hair rollers, scroll on down for that.....
I had even more requests for hair photos after using rollers. I bought some plastic velcro rollers in the drugstore a couple of weeks ago. I was watching the movie Kissing Jessica Stein for about the fifth time, and there is a scene where she's running around her apartment with the rollers in her hair. I love Jennifer Westfeldt (Jessica)'s hair, so I figured I'd buy some and try 'em out. They were $4.50 for four large rollers.
This is how I do it (first photo courtesy of little Miss E.)
start with clean, dry hair. Most of the time I air dry my hair, but in the winter I tend to blow dry it.
Take small sections of hair, and wrap it around the roller. Go do something for 15 minutes, like the dishes, fold laundry, or, more likely, read blogs.
Unroll, shake, spritz with hairspray, and you're good to go.
Doesn't it look fuller????
Now, onto the stew:
3 lbs venison, cubed
2 large vidalia onions
3 lbs peeled potatoes, cubed
2 lbs carrots, peeled & chopped
1/2 bag frozen peas
2 cans Guinness
1 bay leaf
1 tsp garlic powder
small handful of kosher salt
several grinds of ground pepper
veg oil & butter
stock pot or crock pot
1. toss the venison in flour, and shake off the excess
2. in a heavy sautee pan, coat it with oil, add 2 tablespoons butter, bring to medium heat
3. brown the venison, then transfer to pot
4. deglaze the pan with the Guinness, then pour everything into the pot
5. without cleaning the pan, brown the onions, add to pot
6. add carrots, potatoes, bay leaf, garlic powder and salt & pepper to pot
7. add some water, but don't completely cover the meat and veg
8. bring to a boil, simmer on low for several hours.
9. about a half hour before serving, add peas, then serve
love to pair this with crusty bread....enjoy : )