Wednesday, September 10, 2008


We're out of a lot of staple foods and I can't go to the grocery store until Friday. We have food in the house and need to make meals with what's available. Our freezer contains stew meat, one whole CHICKEN, sausage, and a flank steak. Around 3 pm yesterday, I realized that all the meat was frozen. The choice of meal was stew because nothing else would thaw in time.

I didn't make my usual stew recipe, but used what was on hand. Everyone loved it. It may now be our family stew recipe.

2 pounds of stew meat, thawed in microwave
6 carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
8 potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch pieces. Skins not removed.
1 tablespoon of dried onion
4 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cups water
1 can tomato sauce
1 can corn
pepper to taste

Throw all ingredients into covered roasting pan, except corn. Cook at 375 degrees for 1-3/4 hours. Add corn. Return to over for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set on top of stove. Bring to boil. Add slurry of 2 tablespoon flour and glass of water. Stir well. Cook until gravy is desired thickness. Water can be added if gravy is too thick.


Cheryl said...

Karen, did you realize that in your list of ingredients in the first paragraph you wrote "one whole children"? :-)

Thanks for the biggest, loudest laugh I have had in days!

Karen said...

Well, some of my children have been difficult lately...

Glad you got a laugh!