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I Saved the Stew!

on February 2, 2014

I love soups and stews!  Both eating and making them. 

In the eating side there is nothing better than a hot bowl of soup.  For me it is very soothing and comforting; kind of like a warm hug in food form.

Olaf - Hugs

There are also endless possibilities and combinations for soups.  Creamy, clear, think, thin, chunky, smooth, spicy, hearty (can I stop? do you get the picture?).

I love taking soup to work for lunch.  It is easy to transport and heat and it has most of the food groups so it is a balance meal!

With the idea of lunch for the next few weeks I perused (did I spell that right?) my Pintrest boards (addicted remember?) and found this recipe for Amish Beef Stew.  I liked the simplicity of this recipe and the fact that it was made in the crock pot.  The one question I had was about the amount of liquid.  The recipe only calls for 1 cup of tomato juice.  For 3 cups of meat, and about 8 cups of veggies that just didn’t seem like enough and I was right (also, my crock pot couldn’t hold all of the ingredients).  My mom taught me to follow a recipe all the way through at least once and then you can make changes.  Well, sorry mom but this time I couldn’t do that.  I followed the directions as much as possible but at the time the cooking should have been done the potatoes were not cooked and there was almost no liquid.

beef stew

So, I moved everything to my stew pot and added a can of beef broth and some more tomato juice and cooked it longer.  Now, I haven’t tried the stew yet but it smell wonderful!

 

What I am currently reading: The Prize by Julie Garwood

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