I totally failed for this week. I was even trying to go to the last minute and use all the ingredients on Monday. I didn't get to it. So this is the tally
Week 2 Challenge Items
Dried Apricots - Failed -1
Corn Flour - Failed -1
Ginger Bread Cookie mix - Failed -1
Chickpea - Failed -1
White Chocolate Chips - Failed -1
So right now I'm -4. So I'm carrying over all the ingredients into week 3. I already started to work on this weeks ingredients. Last night I made my version of a Mexican stew. The only reason I consider it a Mexican stew because of the frozen vegetables I used. It stated Mexican mix. It also incorporated Mexican sour cream too.
1 Lb of Beef Stew Meat Cubed
1 Can of Chickpea
1 Package of Mexican Frozen Vegetable
1 Tomato Diced
2 Onions Sliced
2 Cloves of Garlic Minced
4 Cups of Water *you may want more soup.
* The rest of the ingredients, I just went by taste.
Mexican Sour Cream
Heat a large pot, a dutch oven would be ideal and pour a light coating of oil.
Add the meat to brown a little bit. Do not over cook.
Remove the meat as it browns and than add the onion and garlic. Stir around the onion and garlic to pick up the flavor of the meat.
Once the onion is fully cooked, add the meat back in and season with salt and pepper.
Add the water and bring it to a boil.
Add the frozen vegetables.
Once they are cooked, add the tomatoes and the chickpea.
Than add your seasonings. The measurements is up to you. You may want more heat, less heat, more nutmeg. I went with even parts of each thing except for the garlic salt. I doubled that.
Reduce to a simmer.
Once it is to your taste, serve with a side of rice and sour cream.