Yesterday, I woke up and my knee was KILLING me. I mean I could barely walk – it hurt whenever I bent it. I don’t know what I did, I guess I twisted it at some point, or hyper extended it or some crazy thing. So anyway, yesterday I was on some pain meds. It still hurts today, but it’s getting better (“I don’t want to go on the cart”)*
I decided to make some crockpot stew today – one, because it’s a rather blustery morning and some nice warm stew sounds good, and two, because who doesn’t love cooking with a crockpot? Put your stuff in, turn it on and fuggitaboutit! (Top Chef I am not). So anyway, here’s what I did:
First, I chopped up some red potatoes and put them in the crockpot.
Next, I chopped up some carrots and put them in too,
After that I added some frozen roast beef broth that I had (from another crockpot meal). You can add whatever type of broth you like – or even some canned soup if you have that on hand. If not, just put some water and seasoning in.
On top of that, I put in some frozen corn. You can add whatever vegetables your family likes – peas, beans, turnips – whatever, someone in my family is rather picky, I won’t mention his name, so I’m only putting in veggies that I know he’ll eat. 🙂
Then I put in a package of stew meat (look away vegans so I don’t gross you out).
Then I put on the lid and set the cooking temperature. It’s so easy. Later, after the broth has had some time to melt, I’ll stir it a bit and maybe add some seasoning if it needs it. If you find that your stew is rather thin, just add a tablespoon or so of cornstarch and stir well – that will thicken things up for you.
Tonight I’ll probably make some cornbread to go with the stew ( because Gabby loves her some cornbread). What an easy supper huh? Yay for easy and soooo cozy!
*nerdy Monty Python quote.