Beef Stew for the crew

Here’s my first true cooking post.  I have a few foodie posts on the blog, but this one is a bit different.  I am adding the recipe and some step by step images.  I love beef stew and enjoy making and eating this fabulous, hearty dish on cold days.  Today is a perfect day for stew.  We are expected to get about 3 inches of snow on top of the snow that fell last week.  I think I made too much and plan on inviting my favorite in-laws over.  I do hope they come and save me from over eating.  Plus, I love their company!
The stuff you need from the store and your pantry!

  • 2 lbs of Beef Chuck
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cubes of beef broth
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 2.5 quarts of water
  • 1 bag of frozen veggies mix (peas, carrots and corn)
  • a handful of fresh green beans
  • a bag of egg noodles

An UPDATE: Today is Wed.  I started this post on Tuesday and thought I would finish it Tuesday Night!  I had really good intentions.  I planned on taking pictures of the finished stew atop a heaping bed of egg noodles.  But Ya know what?  I FORGOT!  I was soooo overwhelmed by the smell and was tooooo dang excited to eat it!  ooooooh, the things that excite me these days, Red Wigglers, the pH value, recycling cans, peanut butter, food and gin and tonics!

My favorite in-laws came for dinner, including Yvettskies visiting from La La Land.  It was a bunch of fun, and Max serenaded us with some Christmas music on the piano.  By the way, the stew was AWESOME!  and as you can see, I still need write a full foodie post!  Till next time…..