Does this tell you it’s cold in Houston? With temperatures the last several days being below freezing, one is not encouraged to venture far from home. That means it’s only natural to think of warming with comfort foods like soups and stews.
In the refrigerator were most of the makings for beef stew though the pantry was empty of the diced tomatoes and broth I typically use for liquid. That being the case required some creative thinking, so I added a bottle of beer and at the last minute the remains of some frozen edamame and red pepper and tomato soup that had accompanied a grilled cheese sandwich on another frozen day. Noting the ingredients, the hubby raised his eyebrows in questioning wonder.
While the stew was bubbling away,
I got the bar, where we eat most of the time when it’s just the two of us, ready for dinner.
It’s nothing fancy, but I do choose dishes that go with whatever happens to be on the surface. If you’ve seen any of my tablescapes, you know that seldom is an eating surface unadorned which makes it very easy to add on.
With fragrant smells emanating from the kitchen, we settled to watch the evening news. By the time the latest Trump bashing was over, the stew was ready and guess what? Those extra added ingredients combined for a pretty tasty creation which goes to show you don’t always have to rely on the tried and true. Cooking is just another way of expressing your creativity.
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