You make look at the title and think is Meagan having some kind of kid flashback! Yes, I grew up in the late 80’s and the 90’s and loved my cabbage patch dolls. I even had a set of twin dolls that I took everywhere with me.
If I wanted to jump on the trampoline you better believe that they were right there jumping too.
Now I go into toy stores and I’m overwhelmed at the amount of toys kids have to choose. My niece has an American Girl doll and I remember going to the store a couple of years ago and let me tell you, it was quite the experience. You could eat with your doll in the store and they even had a doll salon where they could change up the hairstyles.
Do girls even play with barbies anymore???
You may ask why I am rambling on and on about my childhood and dolls these days, but when I think of this recipe all I can think of are my cabbage patch dolls.
I found a similar recipe the other day in an OLD paper cookbook with 4-H recipes. After checking out most of the ingredients I knew I had to make the stew even though the hot weather came back to Houston.
Cabbage Patch Stew
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours and 45 minutes
1 lb ground beef 93/7
1 cup onions, diced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, diced
1 14.5oz. can stewed tomatoes
1 15oz. can ranch style beans
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
3 cups water
salt to taste
Brown the meat in a large skillet over medium heat. When meat is no longer pink drain and place in crock pot.
Add the carrots, onions and celery to the skillet and saute for 5-7 minutes. Then place them into the crock pot.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot and stir. Cover and cook on low for 4 1/2 hours.
inspired by an old 4-H recipe