Five Hour Stew!
Please look at this while I take down the tree.
Usually, food pics go on Instagram, but today I’m diverting your attention while Christmas gets packed away for another year. Nobody wants to see that chaos.
I like to leave everything in place until after Epiphany, which I did, but you can’t move forward with January until it’s gone. Am I right? Just nod your head.
This is something that gets thrown in the oven often on cold, snowy, wintry days. I make a lot of variations. And if I’m running behind getting the pot together, I crank the oven up to 325 from 300 and make Four Hour Stew. Mostly that’s what happens around here.
It makes a beautiful gravy which you can’t see here because — hello! — raw ingredients. About the 4 hours and 45 minutes mark, all the neighbors line up at your door with bowls and spoons like you were ringing a communal dinner bell. It smells that good. Some of you might not consider that a plus, but I do.
And Monday is in the house.
Grab it by the Y and hang on.
You could just make stew.