Beef and Butternut Stew

Beef and Butternut Stew

Apparently there is such a thing as “stew season” and it is coming to a close, according to various sources such as the food magazines I read in grocery store checkout aisles.

I’d like to point out that, no matter what season it is, smack dab in the middle of winter or a sunny summer day, sometimes, I still like to have a hot meal here and there.

I mean, yeah, it’s not freezing out – our cold spell lasted all of two weeks this year, anyway – but that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t make something delicious out of these wonderful ingredients that just happen to go so well together.

Seriously.  Do you even know about beef and butternut squash and peas and sage?  They’re like a fantastic four of the food world.  They kick some serious tastebud together.  

I had to share it with you now, because, well, you need this in your life.

Besides, it’s kind of St. Patrick’s Day today, and I think I’m somehow celebrating my heritage by way of making a stew in mid-March!  Does that make sense?

Anyway, all I know is, when you make a batch of this, you’ll either have a week of delightful meals for yourself or a really pleased family to serve this to!

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