Whoa baby, it’s cold outside.

The best preparation for tomorrow

is doing your best today.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Winter, one either loves it or hates it!   I hate it most days.

Today, was a day where finding some personal inspiration was definitely a necessity.

The temperature outside dropped significantly over night and when I woke up this am it was like – 25 Celsius. I figured I had better get the car warmed up before heading out to work.  I went out to start the car, (Bad omen # 1) the car door didn’t want to open, finally got the door open, put in the key and tried the engine and nothing happened.(Bad omen # 2)   Being an optimistic person, I walked to the garage and got the charger out, attached it to the battery and plugged it in. I thought that should help soon. As I was walking around the car to go back in the house, I noticed that my back tire was flat (Bad omen #3)

That was it, my patience was gone and I decided I needed a coffee ASAP!  An hour later, coffee was done, I was dressed, lunch made and ready for work. I go out to try again and nothing the car still wouldn’t start.  I went back inside, called my boss to let her know I couldn’t get to work.  Called hubby to let him know what was going on he said he would get home as soon as possible. Started coffee #2 and grabbed the phone book and got busy calling the local garages to see about getting tire help. I learned everyone was closing at noon, and wouldn’t be back at work until Tuesday morning. Say what? Ohh crap, I forgot that Family day (holiday) was this Monday!  As luck would have it, I managed to get an appointment at 3 pm with Canadian Tire.  By 6 pm my car was still not running but the new tire was back home and on the car.

So, what did I do with my unexpected day off?  Well, I managed to clean the house, do some laundry, and prepare and freeze some meals for this coming week. I also made and taste tested 2 new recipes on the family that I came up with.  The first one “Curried Veal Pottage” we had for dinner tonight and it was a hit, so I will share that one with you all today.

This dinner was exactly what we all needed on such a frigid cold day. It is comfort food, delicious, warm and served with Asparagus & Curried Cranberry Rice.


Curried Veal Pottage 

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  • 3 lbs cubed or whole, Veal steak
  • 3 tbsp, Olive oil ( for browning meat)
  • 1 envelope, Onion Soup Mix
  • 1.5 – 2 cups, Beef Bone Broth
  • 1 tbsp, curry powder
  • 1 tsp, Garlic, raw
  • 1 tbsp, Parsley, fresh
  • 1/4 tsp, Salt
  • 1/4 tsp, Pepper
  • 1 tsp, Organic Turmeric Root Ground


  1. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees
  2. On top of stove heat a  Dutch oven or oven proof skillet until hot enough to sear the meat , add 1/2 the Olive oil. When oil is hot, place 1/3 of the meat in the skillet or Dutch oven and brown on both sides (Do not cook all the way) Continue like this until all the meat is browned. Take pan off the stove.
  3. Add all other ingredients and stir well until all meat is coated.
  4. Cover Dutch oven or skillet and let cook for 2 hours or until the meat falls apart with a fork.
  5. Remove from oven when ready and let sit 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with zucchini noodles, sliced cabbage or cauliflower rice, for a keto meal.



Calories  256,   Fat 5 g,   Total Carbs 1g,  Fiber  1g,   Protein 49g.


** Please note the nutritional info above is just for the goulash itself, using MFP for the nutritional info.  Please adjust the info to reflect the whole meal you have prepared.



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