To do tonight: Cook Irish Lamb Stew; 'Red Riding Hood' review

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Dinner idea:Irish Slow Lamb Stew

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 pounds lamb chops, bite-size pieces
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish

Heat slow cooker, add broth, wine, meat, vegetables and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on high for about four hours. Serve in soup bowls with Irish soda bread. Makes 4 servings.

On TV: ‘Men in Black’ on TBS at 8 p.m. EST; 7 p.m. CST

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 Movie review: ‘Red Riding Hood’ opens Friday, March 11

This is a rip-off version of “Twilight,” like that was worth copying. Anywho, doe-eyed Amanda Seyfried fills the Kristin Stewart role of the mortal teen hot for creature. Make that two creatures. But which will she choose: the guy from Team Peter (Shiloh Fernandez) or the guy from Team Henry (Max Irons)? This, of course, leads to murder. But is the killer a mad werewolf or a toothless script? My money is on the latter. Rated PG-13.

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