Anyhoo...this weekend was Toronto's first full blast of winter. I realize that it's January 16th so I should be grateful that we've had it so good for so long (and by so good I mean ridiculous-global-warming-temps...and I am...but it's still tough when the first coldsnap comes). With winter comes comfort food - and Sunday stew is right up that alley!
I found this recipe in the Globe and Mail this past week and thought it sounded delicious. We tried it out Sunday night, with a few variations including: I threw in 2 potatoes (cubed) and 1/2 sweet potato (cubed). I also chopped up 4 cloves of garlic and threw them in instead of following their method. And, when the stew was done after 2.5 hours of cooking, I added a bit of cornstarch paste and cooked for another 10 minutes to thicken the sauce. All this came together into a scrumptious meal.
I'm setting this post to go up in the morning (I know...weird to have with your coffee...but more so in case it lights a flame for your dinner options tonight!). There is a bit of prep that goes along with this - I would say I was prepping for about 30-45 minutes before I could stick it in the oven. If you do make this - enjoy. I'm having leftovers for lunch today!