No matter how you prepare and plan, sometimes thing out of your control brings stress into our lives, and time is running out of our hands.
On those occasions, I do my best effort to take care of myself, and get some time to pamper myself, often with good food.
I took some mushrooms, onions, garlic, and beef tips, quickly seared them on the pan, and added them all into a dutch oven, with peeled and cut spring onions, leeks, celery, and carrots. For liquid I used some leftover Pinot Noir (I know, what is leftover wine...), and vegetable stock.
I set the dutch oven into the oven, and let it do its magic over several hours. Of course, if you have a slow cooker, that can be used as well.
As the food was cooking in the oven, the aroma was heavenly. I left in the oven for about three to four hours, so that all the vegetables were cooked, and the stew had a lovely consistency. I checked the flavor of salt and pepper, before serving.
It turned out nice, really tasty and lovely for a cold, snowy, winter day.
I hope you all are staying warm, enjoying whatever season you have in your home. I just came home from the market with a file of cod, I'll let you know next week, what I came up with it. Till then,
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