Wednesday, April 1, 2015

soup too late

i know its april fools
but i really am giving you a soup recipe.
i know that there is a good chance you won't use it
until next fall,
but you never know.
last year it snowed in may.
its called 'no peek stew'
and here's the twist:
you put it in the oven.
weird, right?
i tried it when we visited family in IL.
ronnie's cousin made it and we both loved it.
when she told me how easy it was and
that you throw everything in a pot and put it in the oven
for three hours,
i had to try it out myself.
2 lbs beef stew meat
2 c cubed potatoes
1 c chopped celery
2 c sliced carrots
2 c diced onion
3 c tomato juice (V-8)
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
5 tbls minute tapioca
(optional: 1 can sliced mushrooms)
 300 degrees for 3 hours with lid on.
canned mushrooms freak me out and
ronnie hates mushrooms so i didn't add that part,
but if they were in the original batch i had in IL,
i didn't notice.
i questioned the tapioca,
but you don't taste it at all.
either now or in 6 months.

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