The tree is down.
P90X is rockin' my world.
Spring cleaning has begun.
But dare I say that I'm still not ready for Spring??
I simply need more time...
More time for boots and cute scarves and hats!
Maybe another snowfall or two?
A little more cocoa??
A few more bowls of hot comforting soup??
A smidgen more snuggling on the couch with blankets and a good book while the chill still hangs in the air??
This past week I had been rummaging through the pantry and freezer
trying to use up ingredients before I made my monthly pilgrimage to Trader Joe's.
Was hoping I could dream up something we've never had before with limited stock.
And I must say, some of the best meals are born that way.
Behold, I give you phyllo pastry stuffed with stripped beef,
baby bella mushroom & gorgonzola
served with a side of creamy spinach & bacon fingerling potatoes
and some steamed carrots drizzling with honey and a dash of nutmeg
The strip beef was frozen and left over from a delicious roast I made two weeks prior, one that had been simmering in a crock pot
with Argentinian Malbec, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cracked pepper,
potatoes, onions, carrots and mushrooms.
After that wonderful meal, I shredded the roast, saved some
for stripped beef tacos the next day, and froze the rest.
Imagine my delight when I discovered it hiding in the back of my freezer!
This meal will definitely warm your belly while it's still nippy outside,
but don't worry ya'll, by March I'll be ripe 'n' ready
for fresh blossoms and new beginnings :)