Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons---not just the beautiful colors God has used to paint His creation, but also, the delicious aromas that drift from our home kitchens this time of year. I'm all ready for Fall even before the leaves change color. This year, I began my Fall decorating as soon as the kids started back to school in August! (Usually, I wait until the day after Labor Day, but this year, I was especially tired of hot, dry weather and just ready for a change of colors inside the house.)
Fall is a great time of year to make foods that really warm you up from the inside out. It might be getting cooler outside but it's warm inside our kitchens, because summer's over and it's time to celebrate Fall! One of the best ways I can think of to do this is with a warm, hearty beef stew. You can find this recipe in my cookbook (A Pinch of This... A Smidgen of That) on page 50-51, "My Favorite Slow Cooker Stew." (See details below on how to order your copy, if you don't already have the cookbook.)
This stew has a simple list of ingredients, but plenty of great flavor and a delicious fragrance that will fill your whole home while the mixture cooks in your crock pot or slow cooker. (By the way, for those of you who are wondering, "What's the difference in a crock pot and a slow cooker?" see this URL: http://ezinearticles.com/?Crock-Pots-and-Slow-Cookers&id=5630874 )
See the NOTE ON INGREDIENTS below at the end of this post...
Page 50-51, A Pinch of This... A Smidgen of That