Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stay-A-Bed Stew on Thursday

Yes, I'm back with another recipe that is circa 1971, Church of St. Leo's parish cookbook....
This actually is my own mom's recipe.  I remember her making it when I was a kid.  It's delicious!
It's Simple and the biggest bonus, my kids LOVED it! 
Louie asked if we could have this again on Thursday; that is his stamp of approval.  He doesn't remember all 7 days of the week, for some reason if he really likes something we need to have it for dinner on Thursday or "can we go there on Thursday?"

Stay-A-Bed Stew

2 lbs. stew meat
lots of carrots, peeled and cut into big chunks
several onions, cut into big chunks
several celery stalks, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can of peas (don't drain them!)
1 bay leaf

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a CrockPot or a dutch oven.  Gently stir in the can of peas and the liquid and the bay leaf. 
Cook on low for 6-8 hours (if using a crockpot).  If you're going the oven route, bake at 275 for 6 hours. 

Simple, delicious and easy on the wallet! Enjoy!