Fantastic Stew and Toasted Almond Truffles Recipe

Fantastic Stew Recipe

1 1/2 cups tomato juice
1 pound stew meat
6 medium potatoes, chunked
6 medium carrots, chunked
1 large onion, chopped fine
1 cup celery, diced
2 tablespoons Minute tapioca
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients in crockpot. Cook on LOW for 15 hours.

Toasted Almond Truffles Recipe

1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted after chopping

Combine evaporated milk and sugar in a small, heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips and almond extract until chocolate chips melt and mixture is smooth. Chill for 45 minutes.

Shape into 30 (1-inch) balls. Roll in chopped almonds. Chill until ready to serve.