This has been the most unusual winter ever! News reports tell us that it has been the warmest winter since they started keeping records more than a hundred years ago. For us here in northeast Ohio, we have only had half of our usual snowfall for the year. Although my hubby is glad he hasn't had to have the snowblower out at all this winter, I'm starting to worry about what this will mean for my garden this year! The seed catalogs have started arriving, and I'm already dreaming about some delicious homegrown vegetables and fruits!
It is snowing like crazy today, so it seemed like the perfect time to make a steaming hot pot of Beef & Barley Stew. This recipe is so wonderful - the beef is so tender, and the vegies and barley soup up nicely in a most flavorful broth.
This beautiful stew is thicker than Beef & Barley Soup, and is so rich and flavorful. Perfect for a cold winter night or a St. Patrick's Day celebration.
I like to serve this with a warm loaf of my Herbed Cheese & Beer Bread on the side. I can't begin to tell you how WONDERFUL my kitchen is smelling right now!
Great excuse to enjoy a tummy-warming bowl of wonderful - hope that you enjoy this as much as we do!