It's time to whip up my first batch of beef stew this season.
You can find my basic recipe here.
Some of the variations I plan with this particular batch:
Instead of just chopping up a bunch of russets or reds for my taters, I have some baby dutch yellow and new red potatos left over from Thanksgiving. But I was afraid that there wouldn't be enough of them, so I picked up some fingerling potatos to go with. A real potato medley in this batch.
Instead of true Vidalia onion, I picked up a Peruvian sweet onion.
For "extra liquid", I picked up a single bottle of Guinness Extra Stout.
I figure between the Guinness, the Peruvian onion and the dutch potatos, this batch of stew will have a carbon footprint about the size of Godzilla's daddy.
Because I'm concerned that the Guineess might be a bit overpowering, I'm adding some tomato sauce and some brown sugar to balance things out a bit.
Going to have to get busy...it's 2:10 now. I'll be lucky if it is fit to eat before 7:00. If you're in the neighborhood this evening, stop in and have a bowl.
And no, I don't give a flying fuck at a rolling donut about the silly MU/KU pissing match this weekend so it WILL NOT be on the big screen. I'll be watching "Knocked Up" and "Live Free or Die Hard".