|My dad with my son, Paul 1980|
Soup usually consists of more liquid than stews, but this is a controversy, whether you decide that stew is labeled a soup. Whatever you decided soup or stew gives us a nice warm feeling inside. It's a good idea to always have some soup available for those unexpected rainy days, because the truth is; soup is healing, inside and out. Have you ever noticed when a loved one is sick, the first thing they ask for is soup? Soup feels real nice to a sore throat. Its smoothness and soft veggies slide down the throat without scratching and with very little effort. This is another reason why soup is a great meal to give a sick person. It can be eaten quickly with little effort at all and they feel comforted.
Soups are quick, easy, and practically no fail. You don't have to be an expert cook to make a great bowl of soup or a great stew. Soup also freezes easily too. You can make up a big pot and freeze part of it for a rainy day. In doing research for this post, I found that “Soup Month” is gaining momentum in other countries as well. Why? Because everybody loves soups and every country is famous for their own traditional soups.
Food in general has always had a way of sticking in our minds. How many times have you walked in a room and you smelt a familiar aroma that sent fond memories of your mom and grandmother’s cooking, rushing to your taste buds? We all have those memories and we would be lost without them. That’s why it’s so important for us to make fond memories of meals around a dinner table that our children can carry with them through their adult life.
“Home-style Beef Stew”
Hearty and full of rich homemade flavor, this beef stew recipe is an easy way to get in servings of protein and vegetables. It’s especially good on a colder day alongside a crisp green salad and a slice of homemade bread. Enjoy and keep warm!
Recipe Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 85 min
1 lb. beef eye round roast, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
32oz of Beef stock (homemade or your favorite)
2 cups water
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 cups baby red potatoes, halved
3 carrots, sliced
Toss beef with flour; set aside. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat and brown beef. Remove beef from saucepan; set aside. Stir onions and garlic into same saucepan and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in Beef Stock, water, Worcestershire sauce, and beef pieces. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until all is blended together. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes or until beef is almost tender. Stir in potatoes and carrots and simmer an additional 40 minutes or until beef and vegetables are tender. **(If it is too thick, add more beef stock, if it is too thin add more flour and stir) Try this dish tonight to help keep your family warm!
Till Next Time…………
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