November has been down right nasty here in Seattle. Its been windy. Its been rainy. It is the kind of weather that makes you want to crawl back in bed and not get out until June or maybe even July considering Seattle’s track record. But alas that is not a possibility. Instead, when the weather turns dismal, I turn to making beef stew. Beef stew with red wine to be exact. Its full of tender beef, veggies, beef broth and red wine. It is a combination that will warm your home as well as your bellies.
I’d like to say that beef stew has always been one of my favorite foods. But I can’t. Actually, growing up I hated the stuff. It may have been the vegetables, combined with a little pre-teen rebellion but whenever my mom said we were having stew for dinner my response would be “Ugh. Who would want stew? Can we go to McDonald’s instead?” Yes, at one point in my life I thought McDonald’s was better than homemade stew that had simmered on the stove all day until the beef was tender and scrumptious. I am proud to say that that taste challenged child turned into an adult who happens to love beef stew and all of the veggie goodness that goes along with it. That is not to say that you won’t find me in a corner hording a piping hot order of McDonald’s fries from time to time. Everyone has their guilty pleasures right?
A decadent ice cream cake with vanilla bean ice cream, Thin Mint cookies, Andes Mints and hot fudge.
Tender pot roast coated in Cajun seasoning and served with a tomato gravy.
Wontons filled with a delectable mixture of cream cheese, kale and spinach then fried until golden brown and crispy.
Cast iron skillet pizza topped with homemade marinara, loads of mozzarella cheese, sliced onions and succulent meatballs.
A hearty vegetarian sandwich with falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, tzatziki and chili garlic sauce.
A creamy, tangy, Greek yogurt dip with dill, garlic and cucumber.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
Have new recipes emailed to you.