"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape - the loneliness of it - the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it - the whole story doesn't show."
~ Andrew Wyeth
Bare Bones of Winter
(Hubbard Lake, MI)
MUGSIE'S WILDCAT STEW
~ So easy, so good (Thx for sharing dear Kelly Lodish)
5 lbs. lean beef stew, in 1 - inch cubes
6 onions (medium) cut into wedges
12 carrots, sliced in big chunks
2 (28 oz.) cans tomatoes (one diced and one stewed)
2 cups chopped celery
2 healing Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. coarse salt
6 Tbsp. minute tapioca
1 Cup seasoned breadcrumbs
Mix all together and bake in slow cooker for 6-8 hours depending on high or low (or at 325º for 4 hours in oven).