Friday, December 30, 2011

It's the end of the year: Let's get stewed!

I'm making this 5-Hour Beef Stew for our annual NYE dinner and games party tomorrow night. I've wanted to make it ever since I wrote the story, in my former life as a newspaper reporter.  It's the perfect recipe if you don't like to be cooking after guests arrive. I'm going to use sweet vermouth (instead of red wine) and pearl onions - just to make it fancier - and maybe some fresh tarragon. Heat up a few baguettes, toss a green salad (supplied by a guest) and - voila! - a hearty, satisfying and easy-to-serve meal. (I only hope none of our friends decided to go vegan since last year.)

2 comments:

Jessica Gish Bergin said...

I recently did a post about the best grocery deals for soup/stew ingredients in Lawrence. Maybe you or your readers would be interested. http://frugaltownie.blogspot.com/2011/12/grocery-deals-round-up-lets-make-some.html Anyway, this stew looks great!

Marguerite said...

Looks fabulous. What time should we be there? Happy New Year, Boomer Girl!