Wednesday, February 27, 2013
For supper tonight on a chilly winter day, my mother made her special, hearty beef stew. She made a big batch of it and filled it with plenty of vegetables: onion, carrots, peas, turnips, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and potatoes along with big chunks of beef and her delicious broth. This stew is thick and hearty and was simmering on the stove for a good part of the afternoon, filling the house with warmth and a delicious smell. It is certainly the right dish for a day like today, as a steaming hot bowl of thick stew certainly warms you up on a winter's day. We heaped our bowls and enjoyed some warm, homemade bread with it to sop up the extra liquid in the bowl. My mother makes this stew in winter, and sometimes uses different varieties of vegetables. She usually just cooks some of the vegetables on the side, so those who want them may add them as they please. This soup stores well in the fridge and reheats well and makes great leftovers!