Ranchero Beef Stew

Ranchero Beef Stew

It has been chilly here lately so last night I decided to make a big pot of stew.  Chris picked up some Angus Beef (stew meat) from Harris Ranch at the market.  The first thing I thought was how expensive this stew meat was.  But it was totally worth it.  It made the best beef stew ever! I didn’t think you can tell the difference but with this meat, you can.

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Chicken Stew with Tomatoes and White Beans

Chicken Stew with Tomatoes and White Beans

We’ve been having sporadic rain here the last couple of weeks.  It would be gorgeous and sunny one day and the next —rain and wind! So I decided to make a pot of chicken stew (I always have boneless, skinless chicken thighs in my freezer) to warm our bellies.  When I made this, I was in a bit of a rush so I didn’t bother cutting my chicken into pieces but feel free to do so if you prefer small pieces instead.  If you are not into beans, potatoes would also work well.  It’s the perfect meal to curl up on the couch with on a cold and miserable day.

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