Thursday, November 10, 2011

End of Harvest Stew

While the power was out last week I kept thinking about the veggies I had in the fridge from the farm – and about how nice it would be to have the crock pot running all day in anticipation of a nice warm stew. I just love using the crock pot on chilly days.

Last week was the final pickup of CSA shares for the season, with limited selection (due to the snow), so I decided to make a potpourri stew – with whatever I had. It’s a little bit like throwing all the leftovers into a casserole dish – but a crock pot version.

Here’s what I used:

1 leek
½ garlic head
About 3 cups of brussel sprout greens
1 butternut squash
4 small potatoes
6 small carrots

I peeled and chopped it all up and added 3 cups of Pacific Foods chicken broth, 2 tsp Cajun seasoning, some salt and pepper, and 3 basil leaves. Then I set the crock pot on low and let it sit, stirring every hour or so, and filling the house with a great aroma. Something about those brussel sprout greens… they really add a unique taste to this dish.


What are you throwing together in your crock pot this week?

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