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stew_readyStew is one of the dishes I can put together pretty quickly with the help of the ‘ole crockpot. And with the weather in Austin turning all Fall (for us that’s 60 to 70…tee hee…)…I knew we needed to get our stew on. (A dollop of Fage yogurt on top — right before serving. And don’t forget kale for the veggie/greenery.)

This is a pretty easy stew ... helped by pre-cut carrots, onions, and lean stew meat. (And that Stellar Organic Wine sure makes things seem 'easy' after two or three glasses....

This is a pretty easy stew … helped by pre-cut carrots, onions, and lean stew meat. (And that Stellar Organic Wine sure makes things seem ‘easy’ after two or three glasses….

And I'm sorry but I'm becoming a little snobby about my 'maters since I've tasted the best at the Farmer's Market. So, for this stew I boiled the tomatoes soft before being dunked into the crockpot.

And I’m sorry but I’m becoming a little snobby about my ‘maters since I’ve tasted the best at the Farmer’s Market. So, for this stew I boiled the tomatoes soft before being dunked into the crockpot.

That's what the wine is for lol...a good long pour, at that. Then all the ingredients get diced up and put in...the onions, potatoes, meat, carrots...boiled tomatoes...and sometimes i'll even throw in garlic, extra tomato sauce from leftover Italian night. It just depends on my mood.

That’s what the wine is for lol…a good long pour, at that. Then all the ingredients get diced up and put in the crockpot…the onions, potatoes, meat, carrots…boiled tomatoes…and sometimes i’ll even throw in garlic, kale … and maybe even extra tomato sauce from leftover Italian night. It just depends on my mood. (turn that puppy on high for four hours and the house smells like a real Southern woman’s 🙂