Weather: 9 degrees – a stunning, crisp day
What I’m listening to: snow-removal going on in my driveway…. rumble, scrape, rumble, scrape
When Pastor Alaska and I got married nearly 12 years ago, my mother-in-law gave me a recipe collection from their side of the family. The book has food splatter and wear and tear and is an ever-present resource in my kitchen. It is truly a treasure. I hope to carry on this tradition when my kids grow up and get married.
When I was young, I never thought I liked stew much. That was, until I grew up and had my mother-in-law’s recipe. This stew is cooked low and slow in the oven for 4 hours, producing tender beef and wonderful, hearty flavors. It’s rustic and simple and gratifying – the way meat and potatoes ought to be. Just look at that steam wafting up from that bowl (top photo)…