It's definitely winter here. I keep telling my husband at we're having such a mild, late-start winter so far this year, but, really - it's winter. And it's going to be winter until my birthday in mid-April. .......sigh.......
So, I'm going to be making a lot of stew. And things in crock pots. This week I'm going to experiment with some sort of lamb curry in a crock pot. If you have any helpful ideas/recipes, please send me info/links.
One of my favorite stews is French Country Beef Stew. I made it for my in-laws last month. I use real bacon instead of turkey bacon. It hikes up the fat a little, but I'm willing to accept that. I also put in more orange zest than the recipe calls for because I like it.
I serve it over these super fat noodles I buy in my local supermarket (Rainbow, for those of you playing along at home), but I think pappardelle or regular old egg noodles would work great, too. Trader Joe's carries a great pappardelle.
What's your favorite stew or crock pot meal? What other winter comfort foods are you thinking about this season?