Bear's Anecdote - A friend of mine from Huntsville, Alabama (Tim P. - It isn't good to give full names on the internet.) put me onto the Farm Journal's "Best Ever Recipes" book. He sent me a couple recipes. Here is the information on how to find the book on the web.
Farm Journal's Best-Ever Recipes, by Elise W Manning
Publisher: Philadelphia : Countryside Press ; Garden City, N.Y. : distributed to the trade by Doubleday, Copyright 1977.
ISBN: 0385129661 : 9780385129664 OCLC: 2917780
This one sounds like a good crock pot recipe!
2 lbs beef chuck, cut into 1-1/2" cubes
3 tblsp cooking oil
1 clove garlic, cut in half (Heck, put in two)
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
1 small bay leaf
2 c. water
3 potatoes, pared and halved
4 carrots, pared and cut in thirds
1 c. cubed celery (1 inch pieces)
2 c. water (again?)
1 c. cooked lima beans
1 c. cooked peas
1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. water (More water?)
Brown beef cubes on all sides in hot oil in 4qt dutch oven.
Add garlic and saute 1 minute.
Add salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, bay leaf and 2 c. water.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
Cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Remove bay leaf.
Add potatoes, carrots, celery and 2 c. water.
Continue cooking 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.