A bit of a back story for you:
9 years ago tonight, I did a very brave and stupid thing. As any young woman should, I decided to make a meal for my hard-working husband. I have absolutely no idea what on earth made me think I could make beef stew when I had hardly cooked anything for anyone, EVER.
I found a recipe somewhere, and tried my best to follow it, while tending to an 8 month old. Well, something went terribly wrong somewhere, and I almost burned down my Dad's kitchen. Whoooooops. Dad was an extremely good sport, and Gabe brought home pizza that night. It was another 4 years before I would attempt beef stew again, with a recipe from Family Circle, I think. That time, I followed everything to a T, and double and triple checked everything (like the fire extinguisher) and it was delicious (and my kitchen was safe).
Tonight, on the 9 year anniversary of the Beef Stew disaster, I breezed through it, without the aid of a recipe and my family happily gobbled it up, and I didn't have to call the Fire Department or use my fire extinguisher.
What You Need
*A small onion, chopped
*Salt, pepper, garlic powder
*A package (a pound and a half) of stew beef
*Worcestershire Sauce (it's not pictured, because I'm notorious for forgetting to set out at least one ingredient)
*3 large carrots, chopped
*Egg noodles, cooked
What You do:
*Melt some butter and cook your onion until it's translucent and soft, set aside
*Add in the beef and onions and simmer for 15 minutes
*Add in the carrots, and simmer 45 minutes, adding more broth if needed