Tonight for dinner I made my first-ever stew. I decided on this recipe since I already had all the ingredients on hand (minus the parsley, but really, who cares about a little bit of dried parsley? NO ONE). I sort-of halved it and made a couple of changes- before browning the beef I dredged it in a mix of flour and garlic powder, and I added some orange bell pepper and bacon (everything is better with bacon!).
the beef getting all nice and brown
potatoes and onions and carrots and celery (bell pepper not pictured)
ready to eat TWO HOURS before dinner time, oops
super delicious; a successful first attempt!