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Italian Beef and Cabbage Casserole; Stupid Woman! — 17 Comments

  1. I know you’ll think I’m nuts, but that sounds pretty okay compared to getting NO winter whatsoever here in NC. We’ve really gotta move somewhere with four distinct seasons so that frozen cars and sandy, slushy earmuffs don’t sound quite so appealing. πŸ˜‰
    Looks like a lovely deconstructed cabbage roll! πŸ™‚

  2. I have to ask, Why? why would you ever visit this time of year…I am so sick of this gray cold misery and dream of visiting other places, warm places that have SUN yes sun I can remember what that is…I think.
    Have a wonderful winter visit!
    Shayne

  3. I know I shouldn’t ask, but really why go in February – it generally is the coldest month.
    For some reason I wonder if this casserole would work with lentils for some or all of the beef. It really does look great. I have some ground beef I need to use.
    Except for the cold, you are enjoying the visit I hope.

  4. The last time we went to Japan, it was February. We’d come from Vietnam, which of course was toasty (an understatement), and where our friends live on the west coast of Japan it was seriously winter, with snow, ice, wind. What were we thinking? Next time, we go in summer!

  5. The last time I went to Minneapolis in the winter was 7 years ago…I don’t think I’ll do it again πŸ™‚ I’ll stick with the mosquitoes in the summer.

  6. I add my voice to the chorus: Minnesota in February? It’s beautiful in the summer, but in February, not so much.
    The casserole looks delicious but I don’t think it’s going to make up for a Minnesota February.

  7. I miss the charms of the snow. Its the oppressively hot summers of FL that I could do without…
    I’m no cabbage person, but that is one good looking casserole I’d happily try.

  8. Oh, Katie! What a terrible time to be in Minnesota…seriously! The casserole sounds really delicious, though — I’m probably going to give that a try before the weather warms up too much, which, at this rate, means I can plan to make it any time in the next two months, probably… I hope your car keeps on starting, and have a great time in the frozen North…I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it doesn’t get any worse up there!

  9. Now you know why I headed south – as far south as I could get without leaving the country!
    Wow that casserole looks great. Something about warm cabbage when it is cold…very comforting.

  10. Like I could call you stupid….I live here!
    It’s really NOT so bad if you just don’t get so focused on the cold. It’s winter in a northern latitude. And it’s not a terrible time! There is something very calming and peaceful about a fresh snowfall, seeing deer in the winter woods and sitting by a cozy fire. You should have come and visited with me!

  11. Michelle, you’re right…I think you’re nuts ;-))
    Shayne, mainly because my mother is getting older and wasn’t doing well before Christmas…so I didn’t want to wait until my usual (and lovely) May visit….and Feb. is supposed to be nice here!!!!! (for winter)
    Thanks, Val, I need someone to think that!
    Tanna, lentils would be good, I think… and it’s 30 degrees below normal today. I was hoping for normal!
    Lydia, one keeps hearing that with age comes wisdom…. I’m waiting…
    Meredith, that’s the ONLY benefit of winter: no mosquitoes…
    Julie, I should be enjoying the Feb. thaw…
    Mike, charms of snow…I’ll keep that thought.
    Heidi, I’m trying….
    Deb, I truly understand…you could have gone to Hawaii…
    Genie, the weekend is supposed to get back to ‘normal’….I hope!
    Kate, it’s just that I have to be out running around in it – but, I’m adjusting…
    I don’t have time to be calm….

  12. What is it about cabbage? I’m seeing it all blogosphere around!!! Maybe because is a winter veggie… I’m just so smart!! ;-)No, seriously, all of a sudden, today I’ve seen 6 different posts on cabbage. And I have my own 2 posts on…. Yes, cabbage!!! I have to hurry and upload them because… and here you can be a bit jealous… everything is starting to bloom πŸ˜€ here!!!

  13. Shayne, we are having a nice time…and thank you. Unfortunately, there’s not much to be done about old age except to enjoy the time left.
    Nuria, maybe there was a special on cabbage somewhere??? I bet the almond trees are blooming…sigh…

  14. Yikes – those weather conditions sound pretty grim! I guess I’m far too much of a sissie to survive that… The casserole does look excellent though – even if enjoyed in slightly warmer climes πŸ˜‰